3 Quick Tips to stop beating yourself up over FLIPPING YOUR LID

3 Quick Tips to stop beating yourself up over FLIPPING YOUR LID
Instead of feeling shame and guilt when you blow up, let's start reframing for ourselves, our kids, and our partners.  Watch my video for 3 Tips to stop beating yourself up over Flipping Your Lid!
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3 Things that told me that I was in BURNOUT and I needed to QUIT my job!

3 Things that told me that I was in BURNOUT and I needed to QUIT my job!
2 years ago, I was very scared that something bad might happen.  I needed a change quickly!!

Now I know that I was in the middle of burnout!
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What is Mindfulness and How can I start a practice?

What is Mindfulness and How can I start a practice?



Starting a mindfulness practice doesn’t have to be mystical or elusive.


Do you want to be more intentional and less reactive?


I used to think I needed to find time to sit on my mat and meditate so I felt defeated without even trying. The perfectionist in me told myself that I would never be the mindful, calm mom that I wanted to be.


Watch my short video about What mindfulness is. https://youtu.be/46PyhP0KIRw


I had no idea how to model good habits of intention and joy for my kids.


Well, I’ve done all of the hard work of finding a daily mindfulness practice and it’s not on a mat!  It’s super easy for you to follow and begin a new journey towards more joy.


I have a FREE 90 day Challenge and it only takes a few minutes a day!  Jump in my Facebook group.  It’s there to repeat anytime you want too!


I'll take you on a journey to rediscover yourself and what brings joy.  We notice thought patterns and become aware of our body in a new way.  We'll smile more, laugh more, stay calm when necessary, and identify triggers together.

Oh, and the group is full of supportive women that will lift you up farther than you thought possible!!


How to find JOY during the holidays when GRIEVING will always be there

How to find JOY during the holidays when GRIEVING will always be there
No matter how hard you try to make the holidays special and joyful, the grief creeps up in the most mysterious ways.
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Joy is my job during times of overwhelm

Joy is my job during times of overwhelm
Since I can remember, I've been an over thinker, worrier, busybody, observer, and curious human being. 
 
  • I was a nail biter as a child. 
  • I couldn't fall asleep with any noise (tv, music, people talking).
  • I often needed touch or distraction to relax.  My best friend and I would massage and play pictionary on each other's backs to fall asleep.
  • The way that I learned to calm myself and self regulate was to be outside in nature.  
  • I loved being in the trees, hiding in the brush, or swimming in the pond.
To this day, every bit of my mind, body, and soul needs time 'with' nature.  
Notice my choice of saying 'with nature' rather than 'in nature.'

On this Father's Day, I reflect on how my dad was a model for my mindfulness practice.  He enjoyed being 'with nature.'  He showed us how to pay attention and how to feel your surroundings in your body.  We enjoyed our experiences 'with nature' with our full bodies (all of our senses.)  We were totally present!!

So, here is where we get to the adult section of this blog post.  You're saying to yourself, "That sounds amazing as a child" or "Well, I don't have time to do that very often."

Just a bit of advice about being mindful throughout the day.  Watch my video explanation.
  1. You don't have to have a specific meditation time and space. 
  2. All you need is awareness and gratitude! All you need is Love, do, do, do, do, do.
  3. Focus on the things that bring joy to your soul. 
  4. Wash, Rinse, Repeat as often as you can so that it becomes daily habit.
Thank you to my dad for helping cultivate this and the importance of nature to my well-being. Without this, I would be struggling so much (or more than I already do.) 

On this 2nd Father's Day since my dad lost his battle with lung cancer, I choose to focus on the Joy that we shared together!  I choose to take the time to cultivate joyful experiences for myself.  (Disclaimer: This by no means that I don't allow myself time for sadness.)

Joy is my job during times of overwhelm.

If you like this blog, you should check out my 7 day Yoga challenge in my blog or in my Private Facebook Group.  
I also have a Family Mindset Series to focus on shifting the collective emotions of the family.