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 🙂 and of course, really brave people. It's f*cking… Continue reading Your Mental Health On Maternity Leave: What is a Real Funk Like?
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
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
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!
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
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…)
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