5 Things to Stop Right Now To Feel Less Anxious and Overwhelmed

5 Things to Stop Right Now To Feel Less Anxious and Overwhelmed

Just where is your mind? Is it here in this present moment? Or is it spiraling out of control thinking about all the blissful goodness the world has to offer? Too many tabs open on a computer. Too many ideas, dreams and things to do. Too much noise but you don’t want to shut it…

What Are You Doing About Your Stress and Anxiety?

What Are You Doing About Your Stress and Anxiety?

Pre-P.S. — If reducing your stress and finding inner peace is the gift you want to give yourself this season, you will really like my 3-week eCourse called The Abundant Mama Project: A Joy Practice for Moms. Class starts Nov. 13. Save your seat here.   “Before my eyes see the light, my heart pounds. Before…

Exhaling Overwhelm. Exhaling Mistakes. Exhaling Chaos.

Exhaling Overwhelm. Exhaling Mistakes. Exhaling Chaos.

The first thing to go is the breath. I mean the long, deep, easy breathing that gives us energy and makes us feel really relaxed. All that remains is a shallow, gripping breath that’s anything but calming. That’s the first sign that I’ve been overtaken by overwhelm. Just the other night, I was overwhelmed — it…

How (and WHY) to Be Your Anxious Child’s Ally

How (and WHY) to Be Your Anxious Child’s Ally

The first time was when one of my girls was in third grade. A boy had thrown up on the bus and now my sweet little third grader didn’t want to ride the bus anymore. And right around that same time, another boy threw up in the classroom. And another in the lunchroom. So suddenly she…

The Reality of Coping with Maternal Separation Anxiety

The Reality of Coping with Maternal Separation Anxiety

Want to listen to this post? Click here. It’s always been hard for me to leave my daughters and husband. We are a tight-knit crew — the four of us. In full honesty, I’ve been coping with maternal separation anxiety for the better part of the past 12 years. When my girls were babies, I couldn’t part…

Delight & Inspire: The Savoring Slow Edition

Delight & Inspire: The Savoring Slow Edition

Savoring Slow. A feeling. A way. A stillness quest in the busyness of life. It’s been far too long since I’ve talked in this space about my own longings — all of our longings — to slow down and savor the slow parts of life. But first, we have to make the slow parts happen….

On Tending the Woman Inside of the Mother

On Tending the Woman Inside of the Mother

This post may contain Amazon Affiliate Associates Links. Your purchases through those links helps support this site. Thank you. *** Tending: To have the care of; watch over; look after; tend a child. Tending our inner selves is often the last great task for a busy woman and mother. It’s often so last on the list…

What if You Gave Everything Over to Peace?

What if You Gave Everything Over to Peace?

What if you gave everything over to peace? Not world peace. Not idealistic peace. But achievable peace. Peace that shows up like buttering toast. Peace that shows up like YES you can watch TV or play that game. Peace that shows up like taking a hot bath. Peace that says no, not today. What if you…

How Moms Pretty Much Rule the Concept of World Peace

How Moms Pretty Much Rule the Concept of World Peace

Since the day I started this project — this blog and family wellness coaching business that has helped and inspired thousands of women around the world — I have operated on one single personal mission. To change the world — one family at a time. And, beyond that, I teach one overriding guiding statement in nearly…

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