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mental clutter

Spring Cleaning: 3 techniques to declutter your mind in 2021

I don’t know what it is about spring, but every year I feel I need to start a deep clean and purge in my house. Suddenly the things I had laying around for winter, I now find cumbersome. My eyes see clothes to give away, cabinets to scrub, and windows that need washing. Even though it hasn’t felt like spring with all the crazy weather, I still feel the spring cleaning itch. Just like our homes need cleaning to prepare for the new season, so do our minds. Our minds can get cluttered with mountain[...]

Gratitude Attitude: 3 ways to tackle self-pity with gratitude

Things never go my way. I’m always messing up. They never listen to me. I don’t matter. Ever had any of these thoughts?  I know I have—more than I care to admit. I get it. Some days are hard. Sometimes we make mistakes. We all have those thoughts of self-pity and doubt.  While it can be challenging to avoid those negative thoughts, we can choose to exchange our self-pity for gratitude. Self-pity keeps our eyes on blame, fear, and discontent.  If we are not careful, self-pity will immobili[...]

holiday blues

Goodbye Holiday Blues: 3 practical ways to stay mentally healthy during the holidays

It's the most wonderful time of the year. Hmm, sometimes the hustle and bustle of the holiday season can definitely feel not so wonderful. The time between Thanksgiving and the New Year can pull and stretch even the best of us. Travel, parties, interesting family dynamics, school plays, finances, and more can magnify issues we can generally manage. Plus, when you add seasonal depression and health issues that can peak ahead during this time of the year, the demands of the holiday season can create so[...]

Good night: 3 evening habits to cultivate a healthy mindset

While most people focus on creating powerful morning habits, productive moms realize what you do in the evening is just as important. Cultivating a healthy mindset for a new day is often connected to how we ended the day before. Just think about it. Did you stumble through your evening just to make it to bed exhausted, worn out, and numb from the day? Have you ever started your day feeling like you’re already behind? Or, in true mom fashion, frantically rushed through your house just trying to[...]

toxic person

Time for a change: 3 subtle signs you might be a toxic person

  Growing up, I learned heard quite a bit about being careful not to allow toxic friendships and relationships in my life. You know those people who make you feel you are less than, leave you feeling yucky, and completely drained whenever you are around them. Most of us will deal with at least one toxic person in our lifetime, often from someone close to us. But what happens when the person with the toxic traits is you? Being willing to take a hard look at yourself and your unhealthy behaviors is not[...]