5 Guideposts for a Magical & Slow Holiday Season

5 Guideposts for a Magical & Slow Holiday Season

Magical holiday seasons don’t just happen. They aren’t a given. They take work. Hard work. We tend to get caught up in this magic making. We want everything to be perfect. We have a vision, you know! These high expectations are what creates our stress and adds to the chaos of the season. I talk…

Meditate Like a Mother

Meditate Like a Mother

Fluff  your zafu, just perfectly. Sit. Re-sit a few times until comfortable. Rest. Be happy you finally found the right position that isn’t leaning one way or another. Find that perfect place to stare toward. Sink into that space. Breathe. Breathe lots of times. Try not to think about the coffee that is now perfectly…

A Done-For-You Family Activity Advent Countdown

A Done-For-You Family Activity Advent Countdown

Each season reminds me to slow down and connect more with my family — if I let it. The temperature is dropping here. The cold weather reminds us to slow down. It’s as if the seasons are little reminders … ping backs on life, whispering wake up, wake up, wake up. The holiday season —…

I’ve Kept a Daily Gratitude Practice for Seven Years. Here’s What I’ve Learned.

I’ve Kept a Daily Gratitude Practice for Seven Years. Here’s What I’ve Learned.

My first year as a mother of twin babies was challenging for me for a lot of reasons. The main issue was that I was felt very lonely and very isolated. It was so hard to leave the house with two babies. It was even harder to always feel outnumbered and never have enough hands to…

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 soon. Save your seat here.   “Before my eyes see the light, my heart pounds. Before my…

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…

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