Why anger and resentment have been my greatest teachers

Why anger and resentment have been my greatest teachers

I’ve always had a bit of a temper. As a kid, whenever I’d get in trouble I would storm out of the room screaming, run to my bedroom and slam the door as hard as I could, crank up my stereo to peak volume, and yell about the injustice of it all. I wish I could say that I’ve outgrown that response as an adult, but I’d be lying. Up...

How to make time for The Miracle Morning when you’re a mom…

From the moment I read about morning routines in Hal Elrod’s book, The Miracle Morning*, I knew they were for me. I loved the way morning routines helped to anchor the day in a positive way and also gave structure for incorporating things like meditation, reading, and journaling. Problem was, I had a newborn whose sleep was erratic at best and a creaky old house that wasn’t conducive to moving...

Want to make self-care a priority? It’s as easy as 15-1-1.

The 15-1-1 Rule for taking better care of yourself

A few years ago, a fellow holistic health coach by the name of Vanessa Broers wrote a guest post on the Propelle blog around self-care for women entrepreneurs. And even though the target audience of that post was pretty specific, the information contained within the post was (and is) invaluable for anyone who feels guilty for taking time for themselves OR doesn’t even know where to begin. The technique she shared...

5 ways to ensure new habits will stick!

5 ways to ensure new habits will stick!

Between reading Better Than Before* by Gretchen Rubin and the upcoming start of The 100 Day Project by Elle Luna and Lindsay Jean Thomson, I’ve been thinking a lot about what it takes to cultivate new habits and why some habits are easier to stick to than others. For instance, every morning I wake up, grab my phone and spend 15-30 minutes scrolling through social media as I wait for my...

What self-care is really about.

What self-care is really about. (Hint: it has nothing to do with bubble baths.)

“If you find yourself having to regularly indulge in consumer self-care, it’s because you are disconnected from actual self-care, which has very little to do with “treating yourself” and a whole lot do with parenting yourself and making choices for your long-term wellness.”  Brianna Wiest I have a confession to make. For a long time, I equated self-care with things like bubble baths, lavender scented candles, and manicures — treats that...

How to be good to your body when you’re feeling sick

How to be good to your body when you’re feeling sick

Sick is my absolute least favorite 4-letter word. (I’m betting you can guess what my favorite one is.) I’ll pretty much do anything in my power to avoid being sick. On the rare occasion when I feel myself coming down with something, I basically ignore it and pretend like everything’s fine. Because let’s be honest, I have a toddler. I don’t really get the chance to be sick or take the...

How to prioritize self-care, even if you don’t have time.

Before I took my month-long sabbatical in October of 2017, I would grimace at the thought of taking time out from work to do anything that involved self-care. It didn’t matter if those things would make me feel better, more inspired, or happier, I had to eek every ounce of productivity I could from the small amount of time I had without my daughter. I would literally find myself getting...