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Few things make me as anxious as the holiday season. The emotional weight of ambitious new and forming family traditions is overwhelming. So is shopping, decorating, and attending an excessive amount of holiday events. Why do I do it?...
I refuse to be scared.

I Refuse to Be Scared

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Being a woman is hard. I think of the Des’ree song, “You Gotta Be.” We gotta be “bad, bold, strong, and calm” all at once. We gotta be so many people at once: mother, spouse, daughter, sister, caregiver, breadwinner....
August was a national wellness month. I created an experiment to celebrate the importance of wellness and encourage my network and my rest-coaching-clients to practice something joyful and fun. It was a wellness challenge that included something that brought...
Last week Eliza Fletcher was kidnapped and murdered doing the thing I did for most of my 20s and 30s - running at dusk.  I completed my last full marathon in roughly six hours, and I finished it covered in...
These days, having my period sucks! Despite being on birth control (the pill) for much of my adult life, what was once predictable and painless is now unpredictable and painful. I think being in my 40s might have something...
I recently wrote a personal essay about my family's experience with mental health. It focused on a sibling's schizophrenia and how the diagnosis has affected our family. As you can imagine writing a piece like this was an emotional...
*This series of articles is on establishing sustainable rest and self-care routines. You can learn about the tools to uncover what is important to you and ways to change your current situation to rest, reset and recharge easily, even amidst...
In April 2022, I took a risk.  We haven't camped since before I was pregnant. When my baby was born, we were cautious about taking her to the big outdoors to sleep in a tent. This time though, I took...
Becoming a Coach

Becoming a Coach

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I am always looking for activities for my kids, sports, dance, art, nature; you name it! But as my brood has grown from one child to three, my resources are spreading thin. The cost of preschool alone makes me...
Today a man I follow on Instagram posted a video about why he never takes his coffee to go. Rather, he stays to enjoy it, preferably in a ceramic coffee mug, and even if it’s just for 5 minutes,...

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