Setting a mindset of possibility (video)

Sometimes its a mindset shift that stands between you and meaningful change. In this post I address a little phrase, or a mindset actually, that can be a real barrier to achieving your goals. Do you fall into this trap?  How do you handle it? Let me know what you think in the comments.

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5 Insights My 3 Kids Have Taught Me

When I found out I was pregnant with my third child I imploded on the bathroom floor.  Don’t get me wrong… I was happy.  I was healthy.  I had two beautiful boys.  I lived in the country. I had a great partner.  We wanted another child.  And yet that little blue plus sign unleashed from…

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Taming The Stress Monster

  Remember when you were first pregnant?  That first pair of little socks you were given?  That first kick you felt? Newness.  Optimism.  Excitement. And maybe a little bit of fear. By the time round three came for me, I understood that with the sometimes unbearable joy little people bring comes hard work, a lot…

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4 ways to combat stress for busy mamas

You’re under a great deal of stress. Let’s be honest.  Not only did you carry a child (I don’t care how long ago that was, it takes a serious toll on your body and loads of time to recover),  but you have the hardest job on earth. Let’s list some of the physical stress you’re…

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How I calmed the Mamabear and Made Peace With Halloween

When I became a parent, Halloween down right enraged me. The mamabear in me was horrified – outraged, even – at the thought of allowing my children to go door-to-door to receive poison. Poison! Let’s call a spade a spade… sugar = poison. We all know it to be true. Are you rolling your eyes at…

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In Search Of The Perfect Diet

What if I told you that there was one way of eating, one diet, that could ensure proper growth and good behaviour in your kids, could reduce sick days, could ensure weight control, could eliminate brain fog and lethargy, could improve sleep and energy, and could avoid all disease? Would you say, “oh… finally! Please…

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Postpartum mood disorders….dietary strategies

It’s time to take on Postpartum Mood Disorders…. Having a baby is the most beautiful, exciting moment of your life, right?  Not for some.  Postpartum depression, anxiety, OCD and psychosis – a collection of mental illnesses particular to the circumstances of pregnancy and mothering –  are estimated to affect about 10-15% of women (1). That some…

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A Creed for September

As mamacare v.2.0 wraps up and my family and I slowly settle into a fall routine, my thoughts have been turning inwards.  I guess it’s that time of year.  I have been working on creating my own “creed”. Creed: “a set of beliefs or aims that guide someone’s actions” Have you given this any thought?…

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Back To School Transition Tips For Parents

Back to school…. it’s looming on the horizon. Here are some back to school transition tips for parents.  And remember… this is not just about transitioning your kids… it’s about you too!  Let me explain…. The June my oldest child finished kindergarden, I remember quite distinctly the sinking feeling in my stomach. Butterflies perhaps? Or…

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3 Fundamentals for Health

I was honored to present last week at the 4th annual Compassion Fatigue Care 4 You conference. This is a yearly conference put together by Compassion Fatigue Solutions which is an organization that helps those in helping professions manage what is known as “compassion fatigue”. The conference had little to do with children, but it…

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