One Word Focus

In continuation of our last post about celebrating wins from the pervious year, we take a look at a very simple tip for keeping focused the in the New Year. Check out our tip and share what your focus will be in the comments!

Forget New Year’s Resolutions!

Do you get caught up in the New Year’s Resolution trap only to feel frustrated that you didn’t make the changes you promised several weeks into the New Year? What if you did away with grand changes for the New Year? Try this powerful exercise with us to set you up for the New Year!

A reprieve from holiday stress: Unmet expectations, co-parenting conflict and family.

I love Christmas. I love the lights and the decorations, the music and the special holiday events, the baking and the wrapping, the excitement and the anticipation. And most of all, I love the feeling of hope and goodwill that permeates the very air around us, the heightened expression of love and kindness to each other and the renewed commitment to have more compassion in our hearts.

But my relationship to Christmas is conflicted. As much as I love it, it also makes me sad.

A Little Less Hallmark, a Little More Charlie Brown

I love Christmas. I love the lights and the decorations, the music and the special holiday events, the baking and the wrapping, the excitement and the anticipation. And most of all, I love the feeling of hope and goodwill that permeates the very air around us, the heightened expression of love and kindness to each other and the renewed commitment to have more compassion in our hearts.

But my relationship to Christmas is conflicted. As much as I love it, it also makes me sad.

My year with grief

Grief isn’t always straightforward. It can sometimes be riddled with conflicting emotions. I’ve learned that my relationship with my mom didn’t end when she died. I have been able to heal our relationship even with her gone. Here is my year of grief.

Mother’s Day Blues

Does Mother’s Day give you mixed feelings? I share about my 4 pregnancies and 2 births below because I can relate.

Do you find yourself sad, resentful, and/or disappointed on this special day meant for celebrating mothers? It’s OK to have those feelings. It’s OK to find joy and grief on this day.

A Little Less Hallmark, a Little More Charlie Brown

I love Christmas. I love the lights and the decorations, the music and the special holiday events, the baking and the wrapping, the excitement and the anticipation. And most of all, I love the feeling of hope and goodwill that permeates the very air around us, the heightened expression of love and kindness to each other and the renewed commitment to have more compassion in our hearts.

But my relationship to Christmas is conflicted. As much as I love it, it also makes me sad.

Five Tips to Making this Holiday Great Despite the Ongoing Challenges

Do you have mixed feelings when you think of the holidays this year?

Unfortunately, the holidays can be such a stressful time for moms! Yet so much of what causes us stress, isn’t what makes the holidays special anyway. That’s why I am sharing five tips to making this holiday your best one ever despite what may be going on in our world right now.