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
I believe it is ingrained in our DNA to connect to and attach ourselves to story (I'm sure someone can send me the research...I'm too lazy this morning). It's largely how our ancestral history has been passed down century to century: those before us painted, wrote, or spoke their story. Much of the stories that … Continue reading The Power of Narrative
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
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