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
One of the most influential books I read on maternity leave was Laura Vanderkam's book I Know How She Does It: How Successful Women Make The Most of Their Time. In the book, Vanderkam gave a number of successful women diaries to keep. For one week they logged every activity from the first shrills of… Continue reading A Day in The Life of a Working Mom and the 168 Hour Log. How to be More in Control of your Time.
You probably read the title of this post and thought "oh my gosh, that is tragic." If you yourself are in the journey, please know that I am approaching this post with a sense of gentleness & deep empathy, as well as authenticity. I believe in adding another voice to the dialogue out there &… Continue reading What The Grief of Losing Your Mum is Like – 2.5 Years Down the Road
Why you should read this: I share with you an extremely important practice that the most productive, fulfilled and "switched on" people use. I use the analogy of a childrens' toy you all know and love. This essay will inspire you to curate your social media, filter incoming information and engage in the pursuit of inspiring,… Continue reading The Great Maternity Leave Essays: How to Become Deeply Inspired and Motivated
Why read this article: Learn how to manage the overwhelm of starting a new business (especially the technical parts of establishing an online presence) + receive a professional coaching guide to manage the frustration of being a newbie all over again. Reading time: 3 minutes + 3 minutes for the guide. Today I'm going to… Continue reading The Great Maternity Leave Project: Building a Business + Managing Technical Overwhelm
Goal setting and achievement is an area I thrive in. It's my jam. I study the most successful people and apply their perspectives and mindsets. It's what I do in my career. I help clients - especially athletes - with their goal setting. You can get to a goal via a "tough" mindset but what I've observed… Continue reading How to Have a Great Maternity Leave: The 70% Secret in Goal Setting + Running
On Instagram this morning, I saw something along the lines of start a side business to travel. I liked it. A lot of the coach feeds on instagram can be quotes overload - but the ones that matter to you, stay with you. This one stuck with me this morning as I perused Instagram over coffee.… Continue reading How to Start a Side Hustle on Maternity Leave. Side Income for Moms.
Sometimes the male voice can be drowned out in the cacophony of female noise & voices, but the beauty of stopping & observing our partners, is that they often offer an uncomplicated perspective, beautiful in its simplicity. This has been a major 2nd maternity leave project for me. I started looking at my… Continue reading Project: Learn from your husband