On Figuring out What Your Greater Purpose is, or Finding the Meaning of Your Life.

Early motherhood is busy.  There is a hell of a lot of stuff to do on the surface, and in the day-to-day. I said to my husband the other day that just managing the clothing (washing, putting away, picking up) of two toddlers and a baby is fully a part-time job that takes up at… Read More On Figuring out What Your Greater Purpose is, or Finding the Meaning of Your Life.

How to Have a Great Maternity Leave: Try Yoga Nidra (or meditation)

This past weekend, I drove back from the mountains, across snow-blown highways, to arrive in Calgary at 9am.  Why?  Because I had a unique opportunity. For the last few years, I have dabbled in taking meditation workshops of all shapes, sizes and lengths. I have also experimented with a few meditation apps (I’ll talk about… Read More How to Have a Great Maternity Leave: Try Yoga Nidra (or meditation)

Why you should reject the “OMG I AM SO BUSY” Busy Mom Mindset

In my professional job at a Canadian University, I design and give seminars on a variety of topics that help students be successful at University.  It’s one one my favourite parts of the job and it has some selfish benefits – I get to learn and experiment with these principles in my own life before… Read More Why you should reject the “OMG I AM SO BUSY” Busy Mom Mindset

How to Have a Great Maternity Leave: Create a Vision Board on Pinterest – It May Change Your Life.

  Do you remember watching the Secret years ago, when it came out?  John Assaraf, one of the entrepreneurs talked about setting up a cork vision board and he’d pin magazine pictures, etc. to it.  Back in the 90s I had what was like the early predecessor of a pinterest board or vision board.  I… Read More How to Have a Great Maternity Leave: Create a Vision Board on Pinterest – It May Change Your Life.

What I’ve Learnt from 200+ Hours of the Tim Ferriss and School of Greatness Podcasts

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

The Great Maternity Leave Projects: Take the Lone Wolf Approach to Workouts

Reading time:  4 minutes Why you should read this:  You will walk away with a newfound appreciation of why you should workout alone + increase your odds of “Getting it done.”   So often we hear about overcoming the isolation of maternity leave by doing things with friends, family, acquaintances, etc. but I am strongly… Read More The Great Maternity Leave Projects: Take the Lone Wolf Approach to Workouts