Women find themselves pulled in many directions. People are constantly asking things of you and you are asking things of yourself. Even when you create a to-do list and use a planner you find yourself pushed to do more, to add more to your already busy day. A phone call from your mom. A
Not being able to finish their to-do list is a common issue for women who come to me for coaching. They work hard. They spend their days running around and checking things off their to-do list. They fall into bed at night exhausted and there are still things left on the list. I remember this
Your ideal life may be loud and messy. It may be scheduled, organized, and busy. It may be quiet, serene, and peaceful. Or it may be each of these at different times or during different seasons. Stress relief isn’t about making your life look or feel a certain way. Stress relief is about
When I first learned about self-care it was all about time to do things I didn't have time to do while working or raising my kids. And I loved that time! It was wonderful to have a chance to do the things I never had time to do. But when that moment was over, it didn't really do anything for me.
Have you ever told someone you didn't have a choice? Or told yourself you don't have a choice before you do something? I know I have. I certainly told my father that very clearly and loudly when I was a teenager. I'd done something I wasn't supposed to and justified it by saying I didn't have a
I often hear from women that they have no time for self-care. Breathing? Gratitude? Mindfulness? No way--there's not enough time. I hear you. You're busy and self-care practices often fall to the bottom of the list. However, I think we can find a pocket of time for you. A number of years
This week's @MightyParenting podcast episode is one every mother needs to hear. Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith talks to us about rest--and it's so much more than sleep! I found her work interesting, helpful, and a relief. I see new ways to rest and reasons why I can feel tired even when I sleep well. I
We hear about stress in the media all the time, usually with dire reports about how it's destroying our lives. Stress certainly causes issues for our mental and physical health as well as our happiness. But what if you could make your stress work for you? What if you could use it to make your life