Takeaway: This article shows how to gain some awareness (and better choices) in your schedule by becoming more aware of your speech Have you ever been at a friends' house for a playdate and you wind up observing the interactions between your friend and their partner, noticing the differences, or maybe similarities in how they… Continue reading A Tool for Parents Interested in Better Time Management and Lifestyle Design.
Welcome back from the long weekend, everybody! A thought for you to meditate on today, as you go about your day. Story telling versus story making. Think about where you want to be in 5 years. Are there changes you want? I'm guessing the answer is YES. So let me ask you this: Will that… Continue reading Design your Own Parental Leave
Carina Huggins BA, MSS, ACC, MBTI® I was chatting with someone the other day about being a professional coach, and they said to me, "so basically you listen to people's problems and give advice?" I stopped and thought about that for a moment. The answer that I gave? "No, actually I don't do either of… Continue reading What Does a Life Coach Actually Do? Ask Me Anything about Life Coaching.
I've been giving a lot of thought lately to what the heck happens to us on maternity leave. Why do we become so afraid of things that were simple daily functions before (unfolding the stroller for the first time? Going out in public with a baby for the first time?) Seriously, where does all of this… Continue reading Why Moms Should Practice Getting into Flow State. Tips to Overcome Post Partum Anxiety.
Practising getting into flow state has been one of the most helpful tools in overcoming post-partum anxiety and the general fearfulness and mind chatter that has marked my three maternity leaves. Today I wanted to share a bit of the neuro-science (in easy to understand language) and why we mamas should be intentionally practicing flow… Continue reading How to Overcome Post Partum Anxiety with Flow State. Recovery from Post Partum Depression.
One of the podcasts I have been listening to as I begin my journey of understanding and addressing my Ankylosing Spondylitis disease and symptoms (I am in a bad flare at present) is the AS Natural Health Podcast with Michael Eisner which has been a wonderful resource. There are 22 episodes available. When I… Continue reading My Favourite Resources for Ankylosing Spondylitis
Over the last few years I have been diving deep into mental health, resilience and grit. When I was completing my Masters Degree at the Centre for Military and Strategic Studies here in Calgary, I had the opportunity to do some research into these topics, and that fascination has continued to this day - both… Continue reading Mental Health on Maternity Leave – How to Know if You are Doing Okay
1.) Treat all people as kindly as you'd treat a young child. 2.) Quick short blasts of cold air (or water) will bring vitality back to the body. 3.) Sunshine and fresh air is the most important vitamin to take. 4.) Let them eat dirt. 5.) Always make eye contact and say hello as you pass… Continue reading 36 Pieces of Knowledge I’ve Collected Over 36 Years.
Today I’m going to address some of the barriers we have to learning. I see students run up against barriers to learning when they are immersed in courses at the University level. I wrote an article about it on Linked In today, but I decided to adapt it for the Great Maternity Leavers too, because… Continue reading How to Have a Great Maternity Leave: How to get over being a rookie mom that makes mistakes.