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5 Ways I Practice Being Mindful While On-The-Go

5 Ways I Practice Being Mindful While On-The-Go

The list is simple. Basically, whenever I have a little quiet time so I can reflect on the present moment. Doctors office waiting roomsMidnight nursing sessionsPicking up groceriesFolding laundryIn the shower Blocking out time for meditation is great, and I highly recommend it, but practicing mindfulness throughout the day is just as important. What are [...]

How to Keep Your Body Active During the Work Day

How to Keep Your Body Active During the Work Day

You have good intentions to work out, but you're a working mom so your morning workout is never guaranteed. Or your afternoon workout. Or your evening workout. I talk about fitting in spurts of activity throughout the day in my post How to Workout When you don't have Time to Workout, but today we're going [...]

Dealing With Working Mom Guilt When A Child Gets Sick

Dealing With Working Mom Guilt When A Child Gets Sick

My family has been battling germs for a few weeks now and we just can't kick it. As soon as one person gets better, another gets sick. Last week, my youngest was sent home from daycare on Thursday afternoon, and the first thoughts that flooded my brain were all about mom guilt and blaming myself. [...]

How Staying off Social Media Has Improved My Mindset on Weekends

How Staying off Social Media Has Improved My Mindset on Weekends

Most of the time, I practice unplugging and staying off social media on weekends. Scrolling Instagram does not equal worthwhile self-care time. Especially if you use it as part of your job or business. Your mind never takes a break and it makes it even harder to separate yourself from work mode. Ultimately, it's not [...]

Dry July: Why I’m Swapping Alcohol for Water this Summer

Dry July: Why I’m Swapping Alcohol for Water this Summer

Unpopular opinion: I started the "Go Dry In July" challenge. I follow a few heart health organizations on social media who have been promoting this, and I'm hopping on board. For on thing, I am so over the "mom needs a drink" culture. Mom doesn't need a drink. Mom needs to hydrate and eat healthy [...]

Why I’m Taking a Mental Health Break from my Smartwatch

Why I’m Taking a Mental Health Break from my Smartwatch

Too much of a good thing can still be unhealthy. Just like obsessing over food, nutrition, or fitness can cause burnout, so can the little things we think are helping us. I was sick recently with a sinus infection, and I knew my body was working extra hard to kick the cold to the curb. [...]

Identifying Areas in your Life To Focus on Self-Care

Identifying Areas in your Life To Focus on Self-Care

What is an unexpected way you find yourself practicing self-care? For me, it’s paying attention to the out-of-the-ordinary aches and pains of my body. We put a lot of strain on our bodies through pregnancy and keeping up with toddlers. I believe I'm referred to as a geriatric millennial, and honestly, I get it. I'm [...]