Five Keys to Start and Maintain Good Habits

  You know you need to look after your body, but it can be hard to find time, right?   If you’re stressed or anywhere on the spectrum of adrenal burnout, diet and restorative exercise will be two of the mainstays of your recovery/survival.   But too...

The Messy Truth about Real-Life Self Care

  I started home-schooling last January and recently (after a particularly un-graceful morning trying to leave the house) I decided to ask an old hand (5 kids, all home-ed) about “work-life balance”.   Her response was something like...

How to use the Energy of Midwinter

    It’s the solstice today. Most people (me included) are in the full run down to Christmas now.   Today is the shortest year (and the reason Christmas happens at this point in the Calendar).   I wish we celebrated the festival on this day, but...

Why are boundaries so hard?

  Why are boundaries so *#”@ing HARD sometimes??!!     Have you ever tried to ask for something you needed and then fudged it, backed down or simply avoided the whole conversation?   Does the thought of saying “No, I don’t want to...

How to NOT be a Zombie by Suppertime

How to NOT be a Zombie by Suppertime   When we moved at the start of the year we also began homeschooling. New house. Winter move. DIY. Homeschool. I was floored. Totally wiped out by the emotional and physical magnitude of the thing. By suppertime I could barely...

How to Choose Yourself and Avoid Burnout

  How to Choose Yourself and Avoid Burnout   If you’re always wishing you could do more than seems humanly possible, and getting close to burnout in the process, you’re like almost every woman I know. The combination of ambition, creativity and a...