Embracing My Sentimentalism

In true Brene Brown style, I looked up the definition of sentimentalism and Google said it means excessive tenderness, sadness or nostalgia. And you know what, I think I'm okay with that because if I'm going to be excessive about anything, I think tenderness is right up there with excessive fruit and vegetable eating. 🙂 … Continue reading Embracing My Sentimentalism

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Releasing the “Gunk” We Sometimes Carry Around With Us

I haven't been writing as much as I'd like to lately. Of course as a new mom with a mobile 10.5 month old, it's easy to imagine why, but writing centers me, it gives me space to reflect and share my experiences, to record what I'm feeling, and to release what no longer serves me. … Continue reading Releasing the “Gunk” We Sometimes Carry Around With Us

3 Ways to Transform Mommy Guilt

  Disclaimer: Even if you're not a parent, these tips can be helpful in transforming any nagging, pesky feelings like anxiety, other kinds of guilt, or plain old stress.    8 and a half months into this amazing and wild journey of motherhood and I'm beginning to see how detrimental a thing called “mommy guilt” can … Continue reading 3 Ways to Transform Mommy Guilt

Creativity: One of the Best Elixir’s to Life’s Stressors

“...the only way to stay creative is to keep moving forward.” ~Dr. Travis Bradberry Whether you think of yourself as a creative person or not, creativity is what fuels any kind of change in our life. This year my creativity has taken on a completely different form--motherhood. It’s active, it’s in-your-face, it’s singing many times … Continue reading Creativity: One of the Best Elixir’s to Life’s Stressors

Mindful for the Memories

I think I've always been the nostalgic kind of person who was totally excited to be the historian of the honor society club in high school, the unofficial family photographer of close friends, the keepsake-scrapbook-trip journaler type. I love making memories. And now it's even easier to “think back” and “remember when” with technology and … Continue reading Mindful for the Memories

The Importance of Mindfulness – Especially on a Rainy Day

How we turned a previously described “dreary” day into a more “cheery”--or at least more mindful day... This morning when I got up, my energy was pretty low and when I looked at the window, there was the infamous Seattle area drizzle happening. It didn't feel very inspiring. But staying inside isn't always the answer. … Continue reading The Importance of Mindfulness – Especially on a Rainy Day