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… Read More 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… Read More 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,… Read More How to Have a Great Maternity Leave: How to get over being a rookie mom that makes mistakes.
Podcasts can be a new mum’s best friend. They are intellectual stimulation and a sense of connection and engagement in what can be a lonely and isolating time. Today I share the podcasts that changed my life and daily practices for the better. I discovered podcasts on my second maternity leave, and fell in love… Read More What I’ve Learnt from 200+ Hours of the Tim Ferriss and School of Greatness Podcasts
Good morning great maternity leavers! So in the spirit of growth, learning and always working at things, I am signed up for a course on happiness! I am taking Happiness Basics, a course designed by the Red Deer Primary Care Network and being piloted on the University of Campus. We had our first 90 minute… Read More How to Have a Great Maternity Leave: Sign up for a Course on Happiness!
Why Read This: If you struggle trying to find the balance between learning, reading, taking courses – and taking action – this post will help you focus & clarify. This is part of my series on building a business while on Maternity Leave. Reading Time: 3 min The Internet in 2016 is VERY exciting. It… Read More Building a Business on Maternity Leave: Know When to Stop Learning and Start Taking Action.
Why you should read this: I share with you an extremely important practice that the most productive, fulfilled and “switched on” people use. I use the analogy of a childrens’ toy you all know and love. This essay will inspire you to curate your social media, filter incoming information and engage in the pursuit of inspiring,… Read More The Great Maternity Leave Essays: How to Become Deeply Inspired and Motivated