Happiness, Physical Wellness

Your Mental Health On Maternity Leave: What is a Real Funk Like?

One of my goals with The Great Maternity Leave, from the get-go, was to step into a place of total openness, transparency, and authenticity. Something I think is so badly needed in our world - and that is happening¬†in leaps and bounds thanks to the internet ūüôā and of course, really brave people. It's f*cking… Continue reading Your Mental Health On Maternity Leave: What is a Real Funk Like?

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Book Club, Grounding, Happiness, The Projects

The Great Maternity Leave Book Club: Wayne Dyer’s Being in Balance

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

Grounding, Happiness, Personal Development, Sleep, The Projects

The Great Maternity Leave Projects: Give up Social Media for 1 Month

  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

Essays, Happiness, Physical Wellness, Sleep

The Great Maternity Leave Essays: Treat Your Mental Health Like a Project!

  Why read this article? ¬†I talk about being high risk for post-partum depression (PPD), why the symptoms are not easy to pick up on until you have hindsight, the subtle barriers to getting help, what it's like taking SSRIs and a multi-pronged approach that worked for me. I had the most unbelievable, awesome experiences… Continue reading The Great Maternity Leave Essays: Treat Your Mental Health Like a Project!

Happiness, Life Hacks, Productivity, Technology

How to Have a Great Maternity Leave: Harness the Great World of Apps

From a very young age I've been quite comfortable around technology. ¬†In fact, some of my earliest memories were helping my parents package up mid 1980s computer technology. ¬†Floppy disks (yes those strange things you inserted into slots in the computer hard drive) and dongles (no not a sex toy!) My crazy, risk-taker entrepreneur parents… Continue reading How to Have a Great Maternity Leave: Harness the Great World of Apps

Grounding, Happiness, The Projects, Uncategorized

How to Have a Great Maternity Leave: ¬†Return to Simplicity (Over,and Over…)

There are 7.1 BILLION people on this planet we call earth.That's 7.1 billion people who have been either someone's child, a parent, or both. That is 7.1 billion ways of seeing the world, life experiences, mindsets, cultures, psychologies, engagements, beliefs, values.  There is an infinite number of permutations  & combinations.   We live in the… Continue reading How to Have a Great Maternity Leave: ¬†Return to Simplicity (Over,and Over…)

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Project: ¬†Learn from your husband

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