24 Sep 2020

We have a tendency to clutter our lives with things that don’t matter or support who we are and who we are becoming. We choose to live with more because we are taught that more is better.  We fill up our space, out schedules, our lives without really thinking…

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04 Sep 2020

Who and what you allow into your space has a profound impact on your life.  The way we regulate what we allow in and out is through boundaries. And the one I want to talk about today is the one I call The Guilty Yes. Moms often fall into…

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14 Aug 2020

The start of the school year is a major event for all of us parents, but with so much uncertainty caused by COVID, many are feeling stressed, anxious and overwhelmed because we just don’t know how to plan for it. I mean, some of us just found out HOW…

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07 Aug 2020

Does self-care seem like one more thing you need to add to your schedule?  One more subject line that takes up mental space? This is how it seems for most people, I think.  And moms especially have a lot on their to do list – laundry, doctor appointments, errands,…

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13 May 2020

Creating Peace

I was talking with a friend the other day about quarantine fatigue.  I know I’ve experienced it, and the more people I talk to, the more I realize how common it is right now.  And it’s really no wonder why. The world is in chaos and has been for…

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05 May 2020

Small Fires

About a year ago, I was on a retreat just outside New York City as part of a nature based coach training program.  One of our activities was to create a structure for a fire that we could light with one match.  It had been raining for a few…

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29 Apr 2020

Pause

During times of grief and crisis, there is a natural tendency to examine how we’ve been living our lives and what we want to change.  The pause that we are experiencing in our lives right now is a great time to be used for reflection on where our lives…

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21 Apr 2020

We’ve all been taught that fear is bad.  But how would we live differently if we accepted that fear is part of our lives, and used it to ask questions and acknowledge where we may need to grow instead of fighting it all the time or trying to push…

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09 Apr 2020

A few weeks ago, I wrote about choosing to use the word “cocoon” instead of quarantine.  I chose this word, not because it’s cute or has a feel-good ending, but because it acknowledges a process.  The caterpillar doesn’t skip any stages of metamorphosis in becoming a butterfly.  (If you…

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15 Mar 2020

Cocooning

Like many of you, my family and I are practicing social distancing until the threat of this virus passes.  We canceled a long weekend trip we had planned for Spring Break, grocery shopped, made a list of movies we wanted to watch, a list of household projects we could…

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