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This one question will totally make you rethink your free time

We are moms, moms of young children. We have less free time right now than we will ever have in our entire lives. Yes parenthood will be full of increasingly challenging questions and dilemmas as our children age, but we will also regain some independence, some personal time. Do you ever get in bed and think - I had so little time today to do what I wanted and I didn’t even use it well.

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3 Steps to shed your armor and live an authentic life

I carry around so much armor. You would never know (or I think you would never know because I have a smile on my face and positivity in what I say), but I have built up shields of armor I carry everywhere. Slowly I’ve been stripping them away. The past few weeks felt intense and draining. But today it feels like it’s all coming together. Today, it feels like I left my armor at home and it was surprisingly amazing. 

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Struggling with self-esteem? Show yourself some LOVE

One of the most common concerns clients have shared with me through the years is “low self-esteem”. In recent years however, I have found it more worthwhile to focus on self-acceptance than self-esteem. What’s the difference? Self-esteem encourages us to focus on the qualities we like about ourselves. Certainly not a bad idea. But what about the qualities we don’t like? Self-acceptance has us to look at our whole selves and therefore, carries less judgment. This is who I am, and I’m OK with that.

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What do you lie about? This is what those lies say about your work-life balance

I came across one called “what do you lie about?”.  It intrigued me. I think of myself as a pretty honest person, someone who tells the truth and is authentic with others and myself. I wondered – what do I lie about? As I listened, I immediately realized that what we lie about is a HUGE clue about how your life and values don’t align. Living your values is essential for feeling work-life balance, but understanding your true values is hard, REALLY hard.

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This is way more important than New Year's Resolutions

Did you know that 92% of people don’t achieve their New Year’s resolutions? You don’t want to be one of them! Great news, the research is clear and tells you exactly what you need to do. It’s important to have goals – big aspirations. But that’s not enough, to achieve those goals you need to change your habits. If you can create daily habits that help you reach your goals you are on a clear path to success.

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When trying to practice self-care makes you feel worse

As moms, we talk about how important it is to add self-care activities to our life, but what about the things we do that are counter-productive for our self-care? I’ve been thinking about self-care on a daily basis for about 3 years and had never asked myself, “do I do anything that damages my self-care efforts?”

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