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Mental Health Habits

May is mental health awareness month. This is one topic of concern that touches all of our lives everyday. I support the open and honest sharing happening out there about how overwhelm or sadness or anxiety for sustained periods impacts themselves OR a child OR a parent...spouse or friend. It’s a powerful and really good to see wave of a...

Self Care Travel Tips for Sensitive Systems

D oes travel upset your system? I have come to acknowledge that certain foods, travel circumstances and the overstimulation of new places, new people unchecked can show up as physical discomfort for my sensitive system? Ranging from digestive upset to head/neck tension, anxious feelings and fatigue. And none of this a welcomed part of a vacation ...

Basic Breathing Techniques to Heal the Body

Do you want to know what my biggest lifelong obstacle has been when it comes to taking better care of myself? Get ready for it...BREATHING. Are you laughing? Confused? How can I be struggling with something my body does on its own? Yes, I inherently breathe. But how do I breathe? Do I breathe well? You’re starting to ask...

Open Hearted Parenting

Over the past 6 weeks I have been taking a private parenting class while my son attends OT for ADHD and sensory processing matters. This is a progressive center that works with their patients to address the underlying root cause of behavioral and other neurodiversity associated challenges. At first, I was just excited to get my son the extra support, and it ...

Curious to use Essential Oils: What to Know First

Oh mama , the buzz and popularity of using essential oils are hard to miss. Seems like everyone knows someone who loves their essential oils routine and is experiencing the benefits from this pleasurable, easy-to-use natural solution. It’s not a trend that will be going anywhere, and if you’re considering using essential oils i...

That Calm Mom

I have become quite the self compassion enthusiast in recent years. This was the result of what seemed like a s l o w process over the course of my life to learn a simple truth: being compassionate to yourself is always the right answer. I was really experienced with seeking others compassion but being that source for myself? Not so much...

What to Nurture, What to Set Free

Ah the New Year… an auspicious time shared around the world for reflection and new beginnings. Flipping the calendar to a fresh clean 365 days open with possibility is truly invigorating to the soul. The feelings that come along with it give us renewed hope that we WILL realize important dreams and goals. The process of reflection and intention se...

Satisfying the Senses for Seasonal Wellbeing

Engaging our senses is a meaningful way to drop into the moment and savor all those the holiday “feels”. My personal go-to ways of holding home and slowing down to give the present of presence: Seasonal Diffusing Set the atmosphere with diffusing doTERRA essential oils that resonate with the season. A few of my favorites: Holiday Peace blend, Tangerine +...

A Calm Christmas

A Calm Christmas? Say WHAAA?! I admit it. I’m right there with you. At first glance, the notion of creating and enjoying a calm Christmas may feel unrealistic, unobtainable and simply put, out of reach. I get it. I really do. I often struggle with existing in more chaos than calm. Can I get an “Amen?!” Are you with me? I also know, ...

Power of Pause: Sanity Secret from one Overwhelmed Mom to Another

Neuro-diversity has blessed our house twice . We have two exceptional kids that process the world differently. We have observed this from their births, even conception. They were both difficult to soothe, prone to overstimulation from what seemed like any interaction with others or new environments, sensitivities to light, sound, and in our cases extreme ...

Surviving Sleep Deprivation

On more than one occasion the fatigue of mom life has taken me down. Literally down to the floor. I remember vividly the pain of a sleep-deprived meltdown. Crossing over the threshold where the seemingly endless cycles being awakened on repeat, no longer becomes manageable. To feel so achingly tired and mentally dull for l-o-n-g periods of time had gotte...

5 Tips for Transformation: Truths Learned on a Journey From Bankruptcy to Living Life by Design

Just a few years ago, my husband and I were facing challenging consequences from bankruptcy. It was a harsh reality and a result of delusional decision making and a series of unfortunate events. We had bought a house in an impulsive haze of postpartum blues that I was believing would make me whole. We did not fully consider the weight of th...

Empowering kids (for their sake and yours)

RELIEF isn’t a strong enough word for it. When the fog lifts from over 2 years of serious severe sleep deprivation- it more like drop to your knees in tears of gratitude than just eh relief. Maybe you’ve even experienced this special interruption to your own life at some point. Night after night of being jolted awake every couple hours (if it&rsq...

Take a comfortable seat.

If you’ve been to a yoga class ever, then it’s likely you’ve been encouraged to politely “take a comfortable seat”. I’ve offered that instruction often times while leading a yoga class and sometimes it can feel a bit forced. Let’s be honest, for everyone even the most practiced “sitter” there are days th...

Relaxation Rituals

If you asked me what my favorite relaxation activity is, it would for sure involve a self nourishing practice like a warm bath, restorative yoga or a visit to someone else’s healing hands. These practices ease the never-ending sticky accumulation of stress that builds up just from living our full lives. For me it’s been a steady climb with goals...

Spring Relief

​ Really Spring?! You break my heart. Waiting, FREEZING through the longest winter ever with so many fits and starts we finally feel your warmth and see the flourish happening all around. So, what gives with feeling fed-up over those irritations specific to this lovely time of the year? Despite surviving the longest winter ever, I overhear A LOT of us ar...

It’s hot, don’t be bothered.

It’s hereeeee….SUMMERTIME! As we moved through the solstice earlier in the week, the shift in seasons could be felt immediately around these parts. The temperatures have been high and days long, lots of exciting opportunity to be out and about-generally on the go. As much as I do appreciate the warmth, the heat can go to my head-literally. I no...

Sleepytime Rituals: How to Get a Great Night’s Sleep

The chaos of the day often has us counting down the minutes until bedtime. Yet when our head finally hits the pillow, many of us struggle to fall into a peaceful, natural sleep – tossing and turning even as we yawn in frustrated exhaustion. Getting a good night’s sleep is imperative to our physical, mental and spiritual health. Why is it so h...

The courage to do IT anyways

I am a work in progress, not by any means a expert on the topic of courage. Just someone that is learning moment to moment with the intention of living to my fullest potential and a significant part of that is accepting that fear comes along with the territory. It seems like almost everyday I’m faced with doing something that scares me. Fear is there ...

The Real Deal: My Journey From Financial Ruin to Restoration

Money. I know. I hear you. In fact, I just felt a whole bunch of you cringe and tense up. It’s that scary word…an incredibly emotional subject. Most of us are still raw from old wounds, tumultuous periods of life when nothing went as it “should.” We all have these deeply rooted beliefs. Some we are intimately aware of and wear prou...

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