You know that time... at the end of the day, when you are totally tapped out with your kids. Or, perhaps, when you are coming home from work a bit drained, and feeling entirely unprepared to step into "Mom?" with little people full of sparkles and light and energy, when that's hardly what you are… Continue reading How to Reset Your Mood, How to Reset Your Energy, How to Reset when You Return Home from Work to your Family
One of the podcasts I have been listening to as I begin my journey of understanding and addressing my Ankylosing Spondylitis disease and symptoms (I am in a bad flare at present) is the AS Natural Health Podcast with Michael Eisner which has been a wonderful resource. There are 22 episodes available. When I… Continue reading My Favourite Resources for Ankylosing Spondylitis
Today I wanted to share one of the models I use on myself (and clients) to get unstuck, and out of funks. It is a beautifully simple yet profound model. The visual image of a spiral is important, because one of the most important parts of climbing out of a funk, is knowing when you… Continue reading How to Get Yourself out of a Funk or Climb out of a Downward Spiral.
My husband and I are always game for a challenge, and last month when my car was stolen, we saw it as a fun opportunity to try and get by with one car for a month. We enjoy challenges like this. It definitely has been interesting and challenged us in many ways, most notably logistically. … Continue reading What I’ve Learnt from Five Years of Meditating – Moms who Meditate
A mom of 3, recently diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis. What to do in the first days of diagnosis?
Image: Stock Image, Colourbox. This image right below, is of the Hoover Dam. An engineering marvel bordering Arizona and Nevada. It is a powerful visual for today's post. Hold it in your mind, it will make sense in a few minutes. Its concrete base is more than 600 ft thick. Why? The Hoover Dam… Continue reading Stop Repressing your Emotions. Start Feeling and Start Healing. My Ankylosing Spondylitis Remission Journey.
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… Continue reading The Power of the Spoken Word and Speech Acts – What Do You Speak into Existence?
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… Continue reading Mental Health on Maternity Leave – How to Know if You are Doing Okay
Firefighter family humour, firefighter wife humour.
I wanted to share with you some of the strategies and things I've learnt about being a sleep deprived mom, starting with the 'simple' strategies everybody tells you, including the psychologists, then I'll dig a bit deeper and share my own experiences and things that have worked for me, when I am operating on little… Continue reading Managing Sleep Deprivation with a Toddler and a Newborn. Ways to Hack your Fatigue from a Mom who’s been there.