Ankylosing Spondylitis Journey, Happiness, health coaching, Mental health, Personal Development, Physical Wellness

How to Get Yourself out of a Funk or Climb out of a Downward Spiral.

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.

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Grounding, Happiness, health coaching, Mental health, Personal Development, Physical Wellness, Sleep, Spirituality

What I’ve Learnt from Five Years of Meditating – Moms who Meditate

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

Essays, Happiness, Learning, Life Hacks, Lifestyle Design, Mental health, Personal Development

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

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.

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

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… Continue reading What is Breast Reduction Surgery Like? What is the recovery like from Breast Reduction?

Essays, Happiness, Personal Development, Working Mom

Tips for Transitioning Back to Work after Maternity Leave.

As Maternity Leave #3 came to an end last week I was struck with the bittersweet nature of it.  Any change and transition is wonderful, but also can be hard. This is my third time going back to work after a full year of maternity leave. What people don't mention is that the whole end… Continue reading Tips for Transitioning Back to Work after Maternity Leave.

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.

Essays, Happiness, Learning, Lifestyle Design, Personal Development, Spirituality

36 Pieces of Knowledge I’ve Collected Over 36 Years.

1.) Treat all people as kindly as you'd treat a young child. 2.) Quick short blasts of cold air (or water) will bring vitality back to the body. 3.) Sunshine and fresh air is the most important vitamin to take. 4.) Let them eat dirt. 5.) Always make eye contact and say hello as you pass… Continue reading 36 Pieces of Knowledge I’ve Collected Over 36 Years.

Essays, Happiness, Lifestyle Design, Personal Development, Spirituality, Working Mom

Struggling with Finding Your Purpose outside of Parenthood? Read this.

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… Continue reading Struggling with Finding Your Purpose outside of Parenthood? Read this.

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)