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
Reading time: 4 minutes Why you should read this: You will walk away with a newfound appreciation of why you should workout alone + increase your odds of "Getting it done." So often we hear about overcoming the isolation of maternity leave by doing things with friends, family, acquaintances, etc. but I am strongly… Continue reading The Great Maternity Leave Projects: Take the Lone Wolf Approach to Workouts
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 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
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
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
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
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