The reason My gut was mad. It was mad by midday everyday and continued to rage until the evening. The first forkful of dinner resulted in an epic distension and contraction of my gut, resulting in much bemoaning to my husband and anyone who would listen (I am an only child after all). After Canadian … Continue reading Completing Whole30 – A long month
Since my walking buddy moved a few months ago, I've had to find a new entertainment vehicle for the short jaunt into town - enter the podcast. I've cycled through Armchair Expert (still love), Goop, Malcolm Gladwell (sort of listened), WorkLife with Adam Grant (love), and just recently, after a colleague's recommendation, started listening to … Continue reading Keeping your Agreements; Living with Integrity
To the victims of hair loss (both from hormones and endless hair pulling); the medicine givers and the bandaid-putter-oners: the doctor appointment schedulers; and the hospital huggers, you are healers. To the culinary artists and dish-doers; the grocery shoppers (or online delivery bookers); the snack bringers and the water dispensers; the diaper bag packers and … Continue reading To the moms
I was chatting with a friend about the myth of multi-tasking; she's intrigued as multi-tasking is crucial to her survival (e.g. biking while doing work, etc.). And I don't think she's alone - there are many working mommas and poppas and non-parent persons who are all just trying to figure it out by any and … Continue reading Multi-tasking: A more efficient life or a more unwell person?
If you read my blog, you'll note that 2018 was a somewhat challenging year for yours truly. It was rife with parenting challenges, sleep deprivation and mental health moments (all of which are still happening). If you're a parent, you know that the demand is unrelenting, leaving little room for rejuvenation and reconnection to friends, … Continue reading The Art of Surrender
Last week was my first "week" back after a year "vacation" caring for my second tiny human. Granted a three-day week, I'm so grateful for the gentle reintroduction to the working world (3 day weeks; oh the hardship); it was a really great start. I thought I'd share a few tips to help other mommas … Continue reading Surviving Work Post-Maternity Leave
I'm currently reading Brene Brown's most recent book, Dare to Lead. As always, she's beautifully woven together personal experience, research and practical tools to help anyone and everyone, not just leaders, be better human beings. The nugget that has resonated most powerfully with me, and one that I've put into action, is her advice to … Continue reading Choosing Discomfort over Resentment