"This is a revealing time" I heard that phrase recently on a podcast that I love, and it perfectly summarized what I've been feeling these last few weeks of isolation. Some of us are experiencing more literal isolation than others; but regardless if you're still able to leave your house, to work outside the home,… Continue reading Watershed: Part 2 – All the things we do not need
Good morning friend. How are you feeling today? Let's take big breath together. Let's be here, right now, together. Depending on where you are in North America as you read this, you're likely in week two or week three of social distancing and isolation. It's a strange and surreal thing to be collectively experiencing something like this,… Continue reading Watershed – Part 1: A global experience, experienced alone.
Good morning friend. I hope this post finds you well, even amidst some fear and anxiety. Seeing as we are all spending a little more time on line and at home these days, I wanted to offer you some encouragement. A space to breathe deeply for just a few minutes, and think about what is… Continue reading Mindfulness for the Moment
so·bri·e·ty /səˈbrīədē/ noun the state of being sober. Similar: soberness clear-headedness abstinence nonindulgence abstemiousness temperance Today I am 9 months sober. Before I left social media, I had noticed that sobriety was trending online. I was following a few sobriety accounts, and learning more about how things like "mommy wine culture" are subtle (not) ways… Continue reading What I’ve learnt From 9 Months of Sobriety
Victims of trauma often say the justice they seek isn't from the perpetrator, but rather from the bystander. Why didn’t anyone do anything? The bystander see the injustice, but does nothing to intercede. When the victim finally comes forward, or seeks justice, it is from this third party of bystander that it’s sought. The justice is in being believed, in being able to tell your own story, as you know it, and having the bystander recognize who is the perpetrator and who is the victim in the story.
This is a justice I was never afforded. For almost 10 years, I told no one my story, and I believed the narrative that I was told to believe.
I recently spoke with the beautiful and brilliant Maddy Moon on her podcast, Mind Body Musings, and wanted to share that episode with you here. Maddy's podcast has been a part of my life for almost 3 years, and her insight has shaped me in many ways. Her podcast has a lot of variety in… Continue reading An honest conversation about mothering, with Maddy Moon
Hello Spring! And goodbye to the longest and hardest winter I've ever lived. NOT AN EXAGGERATION. Now that it's (*fingers crossed*) in the rearview mirror, I can reflect and realize this winter was Difficult, and I know I'm not the only one who feels that way. Here in the prairie province I live, in Canada, it… Continue reading Things I’m Loving Right Now
Anxiety is a thief. It robs your moments, your peace of mind, it robs you of a part of yourself. For me, the biggest thing anxiety robbed me of was an ability to "drop in" to whatever it is I'm doing. When my anxiety wasn't managed, I was unable to simply be in "the moment"; instead,… Continue reading Mothering without anxiety
"Evergreen" I head outside for a walk while the sun sinks lower and the temperature with it. Within a few seconds the cold is scratching at my legs. My jacket reaches my knees but below that my calves start to burn as I pick up my pace. I feel a sense of urgency, like I’m… Continue reading Evergreen
I've often rolled my eyes at people who go on social media to tell people that are currently on social media that they're going off social media. Like WE GET IT BECKY, you're too good for Instagram. The irony annoyed me. Since leaving Instagram though, I've wondered if my judgement towards people who ditch social media was my… Continue reading Why I Quit Social Media
What is your first reaction when you're having a bad day? What is your internal dialogue like when you screw something up badly and you can't blame anyone else? What words pop into your mind or out of your mouth when you come back to the same old struggles again and again, when you thought… Continue reading Self Compassion: The cure for Perfectionism