Creativity, Essays, Happiness, health coaching, Lifestyle, Lifestyle Design, Nutrition, Physical Wellness

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

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Essays, Happiness, health coaching, Lifestyle, Lifestyle Design, Nutrition, Physical Wellness, Spirituality

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

Breast Reduction, Happiness, health coaching, Lifestyle, Lifestyle Design, Personal Development, Physical Wellness, The Projects

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

Essays, Happiness, Lifestyle, Lifestyle Design, Physical Wellness, The Projects

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

Creativity, Essays, Happiness, Lifestyle, Lifestyle Design, Nutrition, Physical Wellness

An Explanation of Health Coaching – Repairing my Body After Three Babies (Part 1)

You may be familiar with professional coaching, which has been well established for some time now in the executive and leadership space. Coaching standards are high and we have an international body to regulate the quality, ethics, and professional standard of coaching (as well as coach training programs.)  I myself am a professional coach and… Continue reading An Explanation of Health Coaching – Repairing my Body After Three Babies (Part 1)

Happiness, Lifestyle, Lifestyle Design, Personal Development, Physical Wellness, Travel

First Time Mountain Biking in West Bragg Creek x How to Climb Out of a Funk.

  In my final weeks of maternity leave I have been making sure to focus on some "me" time and schedule some really lovely days while the older kids are in dayhome. As I write this I have a sleepy 3 year old on one arm and a baby army crawling across the rug toward… Continue reading First Time Mountain Biking in West Bragg Creek x How to Climb Out of a Funk.

Grounding, Happiness, Lifestyle, Personal Development, Sleep, Spirituality

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

Building a Business, Essays, Life Hacks, Lifestyle, Productivity, time management

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

Happiness, Lifestyle, Personal Development, The Projects

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

Happiness, Lifestyle, Productivity

Good Time Management is About Embracing Your Strengths

Today I wanted to talk about an important component of time management that I have noticed successful people (especially Moms!) doing, and have been trying out the last two months or so.  As always, I try out different things, and experiment / apply them to my "mom life" before I share them here. In my… Continue reading Good Time Management is About Embracing Your Strengths