The Power of the Spoken Word and Speech Acts – What Do You Speak into Existence?

  My oldest two children are 4 and 3 now, and this summer has been a blast in terms of communication. My three-year old’s language exploded in May (after about 2 months of shitty sleep patterns! ah hah! Mystery solved!) and he is now a chatty little guy, stringing sentences together. They are listening and… Read More The Power of the Spoken Word and Speech Acts – What Do You Speak into Existence?

Mental Health on Maternity Leave – How to Know if You are Doing Okay

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

Organic Stores are a Better Deal Than Big Box Stores in Some Ways. You Just Have to Think Differently.

I’ve subscribed to Ramit Sethi for a while now and have been following his work.  I like his honesty and punchy emails. Today’s email was “10 extravagances people pay for.”  He had asked his readers to submit their answers to this question with an explanation. There was one in particular I LOVED that made me… Read More Organic Stores are a Better Deal Than Big Box Stores in Some Ways. You Just Have to Think Differently.

How to Handle Food Saboteurs and People Who Don’t Support Your Lifestyle Change

I’ve been on a pretty major health / lifestyle overhaul the past few years and it has been the most fascinating (and challenging) growth experience. Last summer, I rejoined Weight Watchers. I’ve had success on it before and it’s a short, beautiful walk from my house.  The ritual of the weekly weigh in, the outstanding… Read More How to Handle Food Saboteurs and People Who Don’t Support Your Lifestyle Change

Growing up With Big Ol Boobs and My Decision to Have Breast Reduction Surgery.

Three days ago I had one of the most important surgeries of my life!  A long-awaited breast reduction surgery.  Before I get into what the surgery was like, in my next post, I wanted to share the background on my “why.” Having breast reduction surgery isn’t the end point of a long, tumultous journey with… Read More Growing up With Big Ol Boobs and My Decision to Have Breast Reduction Surgery.

What is Breast Reduction Surgery Like? What is the recovery like from Breast Reduction?

3 days ago, I had a long-awaited breast reduction surgery.  It is hands down one of the best things that I have ever done and I am absolutely overjoyed with the results! As surgery day approached, I did find myself googling what the surgery was like, and recovery would actually be like, and I questioned… Read More What is Breast Reduction Surgery Like? What is the recovery like from Breast Reduction?

Fixing my Body After 3 Babies – Pelvic Floor Physio, Mindsets and Empowerment.

On my last blog post, I began to talk about the journey I have taken on my third maternity leave to rebuild my body.  One of the first things that I did was take stock of my body.  I talked about free writing, or journalling, to understand not only your areas of discomfort and pain, but also… Read More Fixing my Body After 3 Babies – Pelvic Floor Physio, Mindsets and Empowerment.