The Gratitude Visit

The father of positive psychology, Martin Seligman, is big on tangible tools to help cultivate positive emotion and well-being. He's helped many, I mean many, move out of Depression and into a more balanced and positive place; thank goodness for the positive psychology movement, one that has grown in clout through research over the last … Continue reading The Gratitude Visit

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The Nitty Gritty on Mom-ing (not just some bulls*** “this is so hard” post)

I just read another article on motherhood. It stated what I believe to be the obvious: we need to talk more about the child-rearing part than the pregnancy and labour part. And I think we are. All the social media feeds I follow seem to state, quite frequently and vehemently, how hard mom-ing and dad-ing … Continue reading The Nitty Gritty on Mom-ing (not just some bulls*** “this is so hard” post)

Breastfeeding has sucked the literal life out of me

I know, I know, I'm the annoying woman who is complaining about weight loss from breastfeeding. Well, I'm not complaining so much - I'm appreciative of my children for assisting with the removal or downsizing of all the fat cells they helped to create and / or enlarge during pregnancy. Muchos gracias, babies. Yet, while … Continue reading Breastfeeding has sucked the literal life out of me

Relaxing is HARD: My Eco Yoga Challenge

I may be the least zen person I know. Especially on maternity leave (unfortunately, this time doesn't bring out the best version of yours truly). I am quick to anger. I experience intense road rage. And I can be a spicy tamale with my husband on the regular (what a dream zone for him). As … Continue reading Relaxing is HARD: My Eco Yoga Challenge

To Cancer, Chicago, Clot and Colic

The letter 'c' has made a bold statement in my life as of late and declared war on many women I hold near and dear. As I say to Arwen on the regular, "no thank you". Let's be clear here - this is not a pity post. Nuh uh. Nor is this a post that … Continue reading To Cancer, Chicago, Clot and Colic

Eating and Exercising for Energy, Part 1: Kick-A** Herbal Supplements

It seems most humans are completely exhausted (and often sick) these days. Whether it be from work, volunteering, kids, social media, commuting, or over-committing, people are simply pooped. And while I wish everyone would give less f***s about what others think and just say "NO" to doing it all, I know you're not going to. … Continue reading Eating and Exercising for Energy, Part 1: Kick-A** Herbal Supplements

When was the last time you had your forest fix?

Guest post written by Ronna Schneberger, Certified Forest Therapy Guide and Naturalist Parenting is a wild ride.  When the kids were little I remember being so exhausted I could barely function. I wondered how I was going to raise these little people to be decent human beings when I felt so tired and grouchy all … Continue reading When was the last time you had your forest fix?