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)
Bulletproof coffee has revolutionized mornings for this tired mama of three. But what on earth is it? It sounds rather rugged and hardcore, doesn’t it? Don’t be intimidated. It is quite simply a way of preparing your coffee with a few extra products and a blender. It has changed my morning game completely. I am… Read More Bulletproof Coffee for Moms – How to Manage New Parent Sleep Deprivation and Brain Fog.
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
Why read this article? Because it will help you to stop comparing and worrying on your maternity leave (about what others are doing and what their opinions are) and help to clear your mind. You will feel liberated reading about this project I completed. Reading time: 4 minutes Before starting on a food diet at… Read More The Great Maternity Leave Projects: Give up Social Media for 1 Month
Why read this article? I talk about being high risk for post-partum depression (PPD), why the symptoms are not easy to pick up on until you have hindsight, the subtle barriers to getting help, what it’s like taking SSRIs and a multi-pronged approach that worked for me. I had the most unbelievable, awesome experiences… Read More The Great Maternity Leave Essays: Treat Your Mental Health Like a Project!
I take the view that life is a big, fun experiment. I love learning, researching, collecting advice and then testing it out on myself. Today, we chat about sleep. Oh my, I love sleep. Did I mention I have a 2 year old and a 5 month old? I know sleep deprivation. This is… Read More Managing Sleep Deprivation with a Toddler and a Newborn. Ways to Hack your Fatigue from a Mom who’s been there.