Creativity · Kids · motherhood · Self-Care

Stealing moments, leaving a trail to be proud of

Yesterday I woke just after 6 with my toddler. The sky is still dark, the crescent moon hanging high in the sky. While my groggy eyes are still trying to open, he wastes no time in starting his day. His chubby hands grab two toy cars on the coffee table, leftover from last night’s play.… Continue reading Stealing moments, leaving a trail to be proud of

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When you’re in a season of waiting 

Right now the rain is coming down in torrents. Trees are blowing frantically in the strong wind. Leaves circle in whirlwinds down the road. I sit inside in my living room, dry and alone. Mozart is playing to me through our Bluetooth speaker. My life feels a lot like the weather today. Grey and foggy.… Continue reading When you’re in a season of waiting 

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When was the last time you genuinely felt proud? Maybe it’s time!

I’m an elementary school teacher and it certainly is a focus of mine to help my students feel proud of their accomplishments throughout the year. But pride isn’t just for the 6 year old. Last night I completed my first 10 kilometre run and the feeling of pride that overwhelmed me at the end of… Continue reading When was the last time you genuinely felt proud? Maybe it’s time!

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What’s Holding You Back? Here’s One Simple Phrase That Can Help.

You know that moment when you guiltily watch a sweating runner working so hard to get up a steep hill from the seat of your air conditioned car on your way home to laze on the couch, eat chips, and watch a movie? This moment is very familiar to me. But last night, I WAS… Continue reading What’s Holding You Back? Here’s One Simple Phrase That Can Help.

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Trying to Live In a No Idle Zone.

One of the main downsides to the perfectionist mindset is its’ stalling nature. Things in my life often don’t get done, goals are not achieved, because I am spending valuable time looking for the perfect solution, waiting for the best idea. I am getting better at catching myself in this stalled state. I often don’t… Continue reading Trying to Live In a No Idle Zone.

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Sometimes Letting Go is the Next Step In Happiness

How far are you willing to go with your habits? This is a question I’ve had to ask myself lately. Creating new, good habits often leads to the need for letting go. Letting go of things that may not be bad in and of themselves, but things that may be holding you back from achieving… Continue reading Sometimes Letting Go is the Next Step In Happiness

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Planning for Happiness

Setting goals is great. Until you’ve set so many you can’t remember half of them, and therefore end up not working on any of them at all. I am learning that small, day-to-day habits are the keys to achieving goals. I am, obviously, trying to take more control over my happiness. Practicing mindfulness is one… Continue reading Planning for Happiness