Choosing Discomfort over Resentment

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

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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

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

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?