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How to Be Happier: Use Your Reticular Activating System

Become happier and more positive by using your brain's reticular activating system.

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A Nature Based Meditation You Can Do While Walking With a Stroller! This Will Help with New Mom Anxiety.

I do something called nature coaching where I use the natural world to help clients shift their mindset, physiological and psychological state.  It's fun and I never know what lesson nature will offer that day, so it is a practice I enter with curiosity and excitement. I've developed many of the techniques while out walking… Continue reading A Nature Based Meditation You Can Do While Walking With a Stroller! This Will Help with New Mom Anxiety.

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My Letter to New Parents who Are Feeling a Bit Overwhelmed with All of the Advice.

You have A CHOICE.  A choice in however you want to take on the next few years of your life, a choice in how you incorporate parenthood and you-hood in a way that works. You have the RIGHT. The right to explore how parenthood has been defined by others around you, by the society around… Continue reading My Letter to New Parents who Are Feeling a Bit Overwhelmed with All of the Advice.

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Design your Own Parental Leave

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

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What Does a Life Coach Actually Do? Ask Me Anything about Life Coaching.

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.

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Advice for Trail Runners. The Diary of a New Trail Runner and Life Coach.

Trail running is amazing because it puts us into flow state, from which our greatest insights and ideas come. I love to coach in nature (I guess you could say I do "nature coaching" or "nature life coaching") and for me, trail runs are like a ridiculous download from the deepest recesses of my mind.… Continue reading Advice for Trail Runners. The Diary of a New Trail Runner and Life Coach.

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How to Release the Grip of Grief and Sadness and Elbow Falls After the Flood

On the weekend my husband, kids and I took a family friend out to see Bragg Creek and Elbow Falls.  It was a brilliant day out, filled with nature exploring and the joy inherent in watching people experience Kananaskis country for the first time. With tired toddlers and growling stomachs, we decided to make one… Continue reading How to Release the Grip of Grief and Sadness and Elbow Falls After the Flood

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Why Moms Should Practice Getting into Flow State. Tips to Overcome Post Partum Anxiety.

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.

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How to Overcome Post Partum Anxiety with Flow State. Recovery from Post Partum Depression.

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.