As I write this post I have a large, imposing fortress sitting on a hill top in my mind. And inside that fortress I am sitting, blissfully happen, ALONE and not BEING TOUCHED OR CRAWLED ON BY ANYONE. Can you tell I'm PMS-ing a bit today? My poor, sweet husband wanted a cuddle last… Continue reading Protecting your Fortress – Life Coaching Techniques to Help New Moms Retain Self-Identity and Confidence
Why Read This: If you struggle trying to find the balance between learning, reading, taking courses - and taking action - this post will help you focus & clarify. This is part of my series on building a business while on Maternity Leave. Reading Time: 3 min The Internet in 2016 is VERY exciting. It… Continue reading Building a Business on Maternity Leave: Know When to Stop Learning and Start Taking Action.
What You'll Learn: Some of the best things I learnt from the book I Know How She Does It by Laura Vanderkam - and how I applied it to maternity leave. Reading time: 5 minutes This is part of the Great Maternity Leave book club series, where I share some of the most influential books that… Continue reading What I Learnt from Laura Vanderkam’s Book I Know How She Does It – And How I Became more Productive on Maternity Leave
What you'll learn: Some of the best tips and tricks I've pulled from the latest financial books including the Millionaire Mind and I Will Teach You to be Rich. (The ones that are super relevant for us on maternity leave.) Reading time: 5 minutes You probably all know by now one of the secrets… Continue reading The GML Book Club: Increasing my Financial Intelligence on Maternity Leave
Why read this? I teach you how to ask for what you need with power and confidence. I teach you how to avoid the slippery slope of resentment during your maternity leave. I went into labour with my firstborn at 11pm. After a long hard labour, she was born at 6pm the next evening. That night,… Continue reading Great Maternity Leave Coaching: How to ASK and GET what you NEED from your Partner.
Is it time to let go of the story you hold on to? You’ve experienced many things so far in your life. The same things that several billion other human beings have experienced. We all had a childhood. We all had parents (in whatever form that takes in your life.) Each person is unique. They… Continue reading The Great Maternity Leave Projects: Change the Story you Tell People.
Why Read This? Because starting everyday with beautiful lessons from the greats will set you up for a shift in your perspective. This is what we need to achieve lasting success. Reading time: 2 minutes Think of a balance scale with one side weighted down and the other side up, like a teeter-totter with an… Continue reading The Great Maternity Leave Book Club: Wayne Dyer’s Being in Balance
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… Continue reading The Great Maternity Leave Projects: Give up Social Media for 1 Month
It is so easy to go through an entire mat leave being caught up in the day to day. The surface level tasks of maternity leave. Goodness. There are SO many. You could create an infinite list of things to do every day, that you couldn't possibly accomplish in 14-16 waking hours. The routine is… Continue reading The Great Maternity Leave Projects: Get your Most Poignant Thoughts on Paper
The nuggets of wisdom I have pulled and applied to my maternity leave after reading The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo.