Self-Care (Through the Eyes of My 6-Year Old Daughter)

It’s so incredibly easy, as a busy mom, to put my personal list of important things dead last. This natural inclination to take care of everyone else first makes choosing myself such a deliberate act – something that can feel strange, brave or uncertain. 

For many of the people I work with – particularly women – it feels impossible at first. But caring for your own needs is completely necessary. It’s worth it.  And there is a way to begin.

 

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Living A Life-By-Design

Adam and I regularly revisit our goals as a couple, and one of the things that comes up repeatedly is our shared desire to travel the world with our kids.

This summer we’re spending our second summer in overseas with our kids, Josephine and Oliver (6 and 3). We’re planning another month-long journey over the winter to Australia.

It’s no small thing to make it happen, and that’s exactly why we’ve been designing it for so long! We declare the dream to one another repeatedly; we make choices to support it; we put pieces into place.

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Balance Tips

Like most people, I strive for more balance in my life.

To me, “balance” means more than re-configuring my schedule and juggling the number of minutes I spend at work vs. play. Balance also means doing things to make my whole self feel centered and strong.  I take hundreds of small actions every week which either take me further away from or bring me closer to my own centre of balance. 

Here are three tips to bring you closer to your centre.

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Shift Your Mindset in 5 Minutes

In this article I share the details of one of my essential self-care practices – which also happens to be one of the most incredible ways to shifting your mindset for the better. I explain why you want to begin a daily gratitude practice today , and when and how to get started – and even gift you a journal template so you can get started right away.

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A Personal Story of a Life Transformed

Sue began coaching with me after a series of unexpected events uprooted long-held ideas of what her future would look like.  Life had thrown her some major curve balls. She suddenly found herself facing a future that looked very different than what she had planned.

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Five Easy Ways to Boost Your Holiday Joy

The holidays can be stressful. Schedules are maxed-out and budgets are stretched. We try to out-do last year’s gestures. Top last year’s memories. The pressure to go home for the holidays with gifts and stories from a successful year gone by. And then your brother asks you how your new job is going and suddenly you’re on the defence and it’s another tense turkey dinner.

So, today I offer you 5 ways to simplify your season. Try these out for the next few weeks, and I promise you’ll eliminate some stress, have more fun, and create space for extra joy.

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