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
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
Most of the motherhood and entrepreneurial podcasts I listen to emphasize again and again the importance of finding a mentor. Someone whom you can learn from, look up to, aspire to be, and converse with along this complex journey. I couldn't help but think that this is an area of life in which I have not had… Continue reading I Didn’t Have a Motherhood Mentor or a Mom to Help Me – But Everything Worked Out.
As usual, listening to the Tim Ferris podcast this morning blew my mind wide open. Sure, it could have been the bulletproof coffee too, but the combination of the two are magical on a morning commute. Especially when he has Tony Robbins on. Like me, Tony Robbins is a life coach, albeit a very experienced… Continue reading How to Have a Great Maternity Leave – Listen to Podcasts (Like Tim Ferriss and Tony Robbins)
I am bringing one of my deepest passions to the blog today, and gosh, it makes me so happy to talk about this and what it has given us! So let's get started! Every Saturday morning for two hours, we engage with nature through an "Urban wild program" put on by a researcher… Continue reading How to Have a Great Maternity Leave: Put your Children in Nature School in Calgary
This week is a HUGE week for me this week. I’ve wavered back and forth, wondering if I should go into the week casual, and not put too much significance in it… or whether I should honour the significance of it and treat it as a big deal. MATERNITY LEAVE IS OVER. … Continue reading The First Week Back at Work after Maternity Leave – How I Got Through the Sadness
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? 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.
Early in the maternity leave days, I found it hard to have the time to read. This was frustrating for me as a lifelong learner, because I had a deep need to continue learning, growing and exploring topics. Though I was undergoing a steep parenting learning curve, I wanted to continue to learn about things… Continue reading What I learnt From Watching 30 TED Talks in 30 Days.
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