Musings on motherhood, mental health and living mindfully even when it feels like chaos reigns

Finding Peace in the Pause

I am reading this book called Just One Thing by Rick Hanson. The subtitle is developing a buddha brain one simple practice at a time. As you might guess

A New Podcast: Conversations with Cristie

I have some exciting news. I started a podcast! I’ll be honest, this baby of mine has been percolating for a long time. This Christmas, my husband (likely sick of hearing me talk about the future podcast) bought me a microphone and headphones so I had one less excuse to put it off.

How Do You Find Joy

How do you find joy in the dark? Earlier this week, I spoke with a grief coach, for an episode of my upcoming podcast (more on that later). It

The Power of Saying No

The act of planning for a solo trip while my kids are at home is a most illuminating picture of what Rebekah Borucki calls the Motherload and others refer

Tuning In for Self Preservation

One of the most exciting parts of the women’s retreats I run is witnessing the growth among the members of the group. Almost every woman starts the day looking

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