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

Book Club, Happiness, Organization, Productivity

How to Have a Great Maternity Leave: Declutter Physically with the Konmari Method

The nuggets of wisdom I have pulled and applied to my maternity leave after reading The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo.