Spirituality

The Universe Has Your Back

Good morning my lovelies! I wanted to pop by the blog today and talk about how the Universe has your back - confession, I'm a bit of a spiritual mom. I posted a series of images on the Great Maternity Leave Instagram account today about this. Your destiny is unfolding, but there is two sides… Continue reading The Universe Has Your Back

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Book Club, Happiness, Lifestyle Design, Personal Development, Spirituality, Working Mom, Working Parent Life

Five Things I Love about Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis – My Review of Rachel Hollis’ New Book.

The five things I loved about Rachel Hollis' new book, Girl Wash Your Face. The Great Parental Leave Book Review.

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

How to Become a Better Human Being.

Book Club, Creativity, Grounding, Happiness, Learning, Lifestyle Design, Mental health, Personal Development, Spirituality

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

Free Life Coaching Guides, Happiness, health coaching, Learning, Life Hacks, Lifestyle Design, Mental health, Personal Development, Spirituality, Working Mom

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.

Ankylosing Spondylitis Journey, Happiness, Mental health, Nature, Spirituality

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

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

Ankylosing Spondylitis Journey, Happiness, health coaching, Spirituality

My Ankylosing Spondylitis Journey – Understanding Energy and Dispositions and Our Pasts.

Recently I was diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis, but it was a long time coming and is but a small stage in my interesting journey understanding health (in all senses of the word) and pursuing vitality. With my diagnosis I've been turning my coaching eye onto myself and so many things are connecting for me right… Continue reading My Ankylosing Spondylitis Journey – Understanding Energy and Dispositions and Our Pasts.

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

Essays, Happiness, Spirituality

I Practice Stillness and Silence x How To Access Intuition and Creativity.

Stillness.       Silence.         .                   Both of those come from a deeply grounded, gentle, peaceful place.  It's a soft, quiet energy.  Truthfully, I'm not often in this energy state.  I'm often moving forward, growing, learning, pushing, goal setting, driving. Even my… Continue reading I Practice Stillness and Silence x How To Access Intuition and Creativity.