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Mindset Matters!

Ever wonder why some people get excited about a new challenge while others respond with fear and even dread? I have a friend who's not bothered by failure, in fact, she almost looks forward to it. She's the one I talk to when I have a new idea that scares me to death!...

Self Talk

“…for there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.” Shakespeare What is Self-Talk? Whether you notice it or not, there is always some kind of conversation going on inside your head. Some people call these conversations mind chatter or dialogues. At...

Self Protection

In our world, we face dangers on a daily basis. Some are external and life-threatening such as fire, floods, financial loss, physical assault, loss of loved ones, etc. These are obvious stressors that require all of our attention and focus. Life literally stops when...

Self Care

What is self-care? Self-care is what people do for themselves to achieve and maintain a level of optimal health, well-being, and happiness.  The Self Care pillar focuses on taking excellent care of your physical body.  But wait! You’ve heard this before and if you’re...

Self Awareness

Sight is something we take for granted.  Imagine trying to drive your car wearing a blindfold, not knowing where you are or where you’re going.  It doesn’t take much to imagine how frightening such a situation would be!     I found myself experiencing that fear...

Self Compassion

Janie is a twenty-year-old college student who came to see me because she was experiencing deep feelings of sadness and anxiety. She was very successful in her life, had good grades, a supportive family, and friends who loved her. When I asked her what she thought was...

A Mother’s Expanding Heart

This past summer, my son went cliff diving (...not an activity this worry-prone mother was thrilled about :)). He told me how it felt to be standing at the top of the cliff looking down at the water. He could feel his heart beating fast and adrenaline pumping, making...

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“Trauma” is a scary word, but all it really means is that something feels very threatening to us – and without a doubt, Covid-19 has threatened our very way of life!
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It’s SO easy to feel out of control amidst the craziness of Covid-19. So Moms, let’s focus on these 5 things to gain back that control!
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1. Put STRUCTURE into your day: Sleep, eat, work, play – schedule time for all 4 key areas.
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2. Build in things to LOOK FORWARD TO: Could be something small! Like a favorite show, evening walk, or indulgent treat.
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3. Focus on the things that bring PURPOSE to your life: At the end of the day, make sure you can look back and say, “I did something that was important to me today.” Could be organizing your closet, serving a neighbor, or spending special time with your kiddos.
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4. CONNECT with others: Call or FaceTime your mom, friend, sister! It’s simple, but it makes a world of difference.
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5. Spend some time OUTSIDE: Even if just for a few minutes, you need to remind yourself that there’s a big beautiful world out there – and it’s all going to be ok!
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In times of uncertainty, it’s easy to look at what others are doing to help us define our new "normal". Many of our social media feeds are filling with impressive acts of motherhood, which can sometimes leave us feeling a little less than or simply overwhelmed with new expectations for ourselves. But here's the problem with using comparison as our guide...you can't accurately compare things that are inherently different. Every mom, child, and family is unique with their own skills, talents, resources and interests. Your family is beautifully one-of-a-kind. When we give ourselves permission to accept that each of us is simply discovering our *own* new normal, instead of a single perfect solution, we find space to explore without guilt or expectation. Next time you scroll through your social media feed, remember that what you are seeing is simply a collection of ideas -- ideas to try, ideas to pass by, ideas to build from. As you explore your new normal right now, I invite you to remember... there is no *right* way to do this, just *your* way. Have fun, try something new, fail, try again, get curious, and extend yourself (and those around you) grace and space as you figure this out. You've got this! ... See MoreSee Less

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Mindset Matters!

Mindset Matters!

Ever wonder why some people get excited about a new challenge while others respond with fear and even dread? I have a friend who's not bothered by failure, in fact, she almost looks forward to it. She's the one I talk to when I have a new idea that scares me to death!...

Self Talk

Self Talk

“…for there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.” Shakespeare What is Self-Talk? Whether you notice it or not, there is always some kind of conversation going on inside your head. Some people call these conversations mind chatter or dialogues. At...

Self Protection

Self Protection

In our world, we face dangers on a daily basis. Some are external and life-threatening such as fire, floods, financial loss, physical assault, loss of loved ones, etc. These are obvious stressors that require all of our attention and focus. Life literally stops when...

Self Care

Self Care

What is self-care? Self-care is what people do for themselves to achieve and maintain a level of optimal health, well-being, and happiness.  The Self Care pillar focuses on taking excellent care of your physical body.  But wait! You’ve heard this before and if you’re...

Self Awareness

Self Awareness

Sight is something we take for granted.  Imagine trying to drive your car wearing a blindfold, not knowing where you are or where you’re going.  It doesn’t take much to imagine how frightening such a situation would be!     I found myself experiencing that fear...

Self Compassion

Self Compassion

Janie is a twenty-year-old college student who came to see me because she was experiencing deep feelings of sadness and anxiety. She was very successful in her life, had good grades, a supportive family, and friends who loved her. When I asked her what she thought was...

A Mother’s Expanding Heart

A Mother’s Expanding Heart

This past summer, my son went cliff diving (...not an activity this worry-prone mother was thrilled about :)). He told me how it felt to be standing at the top of the cliff looking down at the water. He could feel his heart beating fast and adrenaline pumping, making...

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