Grounding, Happiness, Technology

Kicking the iPhone Addiction

Kicking the iPhone addiction is about cultivating a greater awareness and also greater intentionality with phone usage.  I run several businesses on my iPhone alone, and I love social media, so I am as guilty as anyone else for spending too much time on this little box of fun.  Honest to goodness, I started getting… Continue reading Kicking the iPhone Addiction

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Creativity, Essays, Happiness, Lifestyle, Lifestyle Design, Nutrition, Physical Wellness

An Explanation of Health Coaching – Repairing my Body After Three Babies (Part 1)

You may be familiar with professional coaching, which has been well established for some time now in the executive and leadership space. Coaching standards are high and we have an international body to regulate the quality, ethics, and professional standard of coaching (as well as coach training programs.)  I myself am a professional coach and… Continue reading An Explanation of Health Coaching – Repairing my Body After Three Babies (Part 1)

Happiness

What Are the Best Ways to Increase Happiness On Maternity Leave? Tell Me About Your Happiness

It's an important question, isn't it.  How do I feel happier on maternity leave? I know all of you are out there working hard to have a beautiful, fulfilling and happy maternity leave.  It's a journey that's for sure.  There are amazing days, and not-so amazing days.  It's kind of shit sometimes.  Even if you… Continue reading What Are the Best Ways to Increase Happiness On Maternity Leave? Tell Me About Your Happiness

Happiness

Taking Anti-Depressants on Maternity Leave

So I was browsing the interwebs for information on anti-depressant medications from a student services point of view (I work as an advisor and many of my students take medications in the SSRI and SNRI categories.) I came across a Duke University Psychological Services Page that goes through Anti-Depressant Medication Questions & Answers.  I thought it… Continue reading Taking Anti-Depressants on Maternity Leave

Essays, Grounding, Happiness

Protecting your Fortress – Life Coaching Techniques to Help New Moms Retain Self-Identity and Confidence

   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

Happiness, Life Hacks, Organization, Productivity, The Projects

The Great Maternity Leave Projects: Hack your Wardrobe

Why Read this Article:    I take two staple clothing items and show you how to create a stylish look + capsule wardrobe from them that WORKS on maternity leave.  I also address the obstacles that sometimes prevent us from dressing up - and how to deal with those obstacles. Reading Time:  Less than 5… Continue reading The Great Maternity Leave Projects: Hack your Wardrobe

Learning, Productivity

GML Project: Read 1 Book Per Month

There are several reasons I wanted to start reading again. First, I had come out of a year in which every ounce of my spare time (aside from full time work) was spent assisting others.  I was caring for my Mum who had Stage IV lung cancer, caring for myself with hyperemesis in pregnancy, and… Continue reading GML Project: Read 1 Book Per Month

Building a Business

Building a Business – Slaying the Dragons

  In Step 1 of the Conquer Kit (I am using this book by Natalie MacNeil to build my business from the ground up) there is a section on "Slaying your Dragons." Natalie is referring to the internal messaging that is not helpful to your goals, or your business.  These internal messages are extremely limiting. It's quite… Continue reading Building a Business – Slaying the Dragons