This is why it’s so important to assess whether your own “self-care” is truly self-care or something that has been defined as self-care by others. While activities like manicures, the spa, and yoga have long been touted as self-care activities, they are not the be-all and end-all (nor are they a good fit for everyone).
Can we get real about being a new mom? I mean, totally, no-holds barred real about new motherhood?
There is nothing in the world that can truly prepare you to become a mother. You can read all the books, the blogs, talk to your most honest and genuine friends and the transition will still shock and stun you.
I have never been a fan of winter, a fan of being outside in the cold, or a fan of throwing myself down a hill at high speeds. Yet, there I was at the start of January, strapping into a snowboard for my first ever snowboarding lesson
When I work with new moms, one of the hot topics of conversation is routines; naps, feeding, bedtime. While the focus of the routines is usually baby, it is a good reminder that we all need routines, regardless of age.
A few weeks I was struck down by the flu.
REAL. HONEST TO GOODNESS. FLU.
I started coughing on Tuesday night and by Wednesday morning I was a feverish, achy, can’t get out of bed, hot (and chilled) mess. As the days dragged on with minimal improvement, my mood began to plummet.
While not a very romantic notion, your romantic relationship is a lot like a car.
At the start, it is all bright, shiny and new. You may have taken out others for a test drive before deciding that this was the right one for you. It’s exciting. Every time you see it, you get a a jolt of happiness and can’t believe that it’s actually yours.
Valentine’s Day often feels like a very loaded occasion. It is the time to show our partner how much we love them, appreciate them and pick just the perfect gift. Or it’s a time to feel disappointed, let down and wondering why you’re in this relationship to begin with (or at least the current version of the relationship as it used to be great!).
A few weeks ago, I hopped over to our Facebook page and asked for suggestions for future blog posts. I was thrilled when I was asked to write about work-life balance. I love this topic so much, but probably not for the reason you think. I love talking about work-life balance and calling it out for what it is;