I like to write blog posts on frequently asked questions and today I thought I'd do a bit of a write up on what it was like taking maternity leave in Alberta from a full time job, since I've done it three times! I had my babies fairly close together so each time, I was… Continue reading Tips for Taking Maternity Leave in Alberta and Saving for Canadian Maternity Leave.
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Use your brain's reticular activating system to rewire yourself - you will begin to automatically look for the positive and the beautiful in every moment of your day. Choose to notice better things. Today I take you out into beautiful Canadian nature, for some nature immersion coaching, to explain exactly how this works! Watch on… Continue reading Use The Reticular Activating System to Program Your Brain for Happiness
With small children, my days are filled with requests to read a book. Especially before naptime or night time! As a book lover, perusing bookstores for wonderful children's stories has been a fun part of parenthood. I hope to instill a love of reading in my children and there's nothing better than beautiful imagery to… Continue reading I Self-Published a Children’s Book and Used Kickstarter to Fund It.
I believe that you can THRIVE in early parenthood, not just SURVIVE. Truly. I am passionate about this. Back in my 20s, I didn't want to be a parent. EVER. Why? I found the overwhelming was that being a parent, was about losing your sanity, identity, free time and happiness. In the media, in the… Continue reading Thriving in Early Parenthood. The Great Parental Leave Podcast is Coming! Sneak Peak.
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
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
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?
Time management. It’s a word that fascinates me. I study it. I present on it. I coach clients and students in this topic extensively. It is one of the most frequent requests that I get. When we want to improve ourselves – either professionally or personally, the first place many of us go, is google. A close second is people we… Continue reading How to Have a Great Maternity Leave: Add this Approach to your Time Management.
In my professional job at a Canadian University, I design and give seminars on a variety of topics that help students be successful at University. It’s one one my favourite parts of the job and it has some selfish benefits - I get to learn and experiment with these principles in my own life before… Continue reading Why you should reject the “OMG I AM SO BUSY” Busy Mom Mindset