Mindfulness Vs Mindlessness Consumption

When we think of mindfulness I think there is often this image that comes to mind of a Buddhist Monk meditating and reaching some higher sense of awareness. And as Aubrey Marcus says in Own the Day, Own Your Life "meditation is an extension of mindfulness," mindfulness comes in many other forms. There is a strong... Continue Reading →

June Happiness Project

I'm a little late getting started on June's happiness project, which is ironic because the focus this month is on Mindfulness. This month I want to focus on the present and being aware and enjoying the moment. When I worked in the mental health field, I led a therapy group, in which we focused whole... Continue Reading →

Mental Health and Motherhood

May is Mental Health Awareness month, and also my month of focusing on being a better parent. One aspect of being a good parent, is taking care of oneself. It's like what they say on airplanes, you have to put your mask on before you can help others. With the month of May coming to an end, I feel like this is a perfect time to touch base on mental health and it's affect on being a mom.

1-2-3 Magic

I was recently involved in a conversation with a few other moms, about discipline and how to get you child to listen to you. One of the friends was discussing how she genuinely struggles with her strong-willed child; the little guy is as sweet as can be, but she struggles with getting him to follow... Continue Reading →

How are we speaking to our kids?

During a dinner conversation with my dad a few years ago, he asked me what I wanted for our girls as they grow up; what characteristics I would want them to personify? He then told me to write them all down, and consciously work to ensure the girls develop these qualities and attributes.  I have... Continue Reading →

Expectations Vs. Reality

I have been struggling with this month's happiness project. When I chose this months project, parenting, I envisioned reading some books, listening to podcasts, and experiencing a total family transformation. I pictured asking my girls to clean their rooms and them skipping away while singing the clean up song. I pictured them happily eating vegetables... Continue Reading →

Happiness High Standards

I watched another TED Talk. One thing I love about a TED Talk is that because they are short, you can get a lot of information in a small amount of time. I generally watch them while I do my makeup in the mornings, and it's a great way to utilize NET time (No Extra... Continue Reading →

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