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mindfulness

A new norm: 12 ways to thrive as a suddenly-at-home parent

Wow! Within the last week, thousands of schools were closed, and a multitude of parents became “suddenly-at-home” parents. From being told to work from home (if that is even an option) and now being responsible for “homeschooling” your kids, most parents are just trying to figure out the next step. If this is you, you are not alone. Many parents have more questions than answers. We are striving to find some sort of norm, giving more screen time than usual, searching for toilet tissue, and[...]

I need out: 5 tips to get beyond survival mode to embrace an intentional life

Friend, I see you. Even before your feet hit the floor, your heart is already overwhelmed with stress and worry. You have people pulling on you, needing your time, calling your name, wanting you to show up. The reality is some days and some seasons are just hard. There are sleepless nights, endless meetings, numerous doctor appointments, never-ending homework, crying children, and changing hormones.   You sit wondering if you have anything left to give. A part of you questions even wanting[...]

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 get you and[...]

Speak Kind: 3 phrases we need to tell ourselves every day

Focusing on speaking words of love and life to my husband, my children, and others come rather easily for me. I want them to know, through my words and actions, they are loved and valued. Unfortunately, the same amount of effort I put into speaking words of encouragement to others is sometimes lost on me. I see my flaws. I see the moments I missed. I see the 7 pounds I gained. I see correspondence I meant to mail. All those words of kindness go out the door and I start feeling like a failure. Do you relate[...]

Fresh thoughts: 3 straightforward steps to stop overthinking everything

Why did I say that? Ugh. I never say anything right.What did she mean by that?Did I do something to offend him? He didn’t speak to me today.I need to pick up eggs, milk, and cookies for the class party tomorrow. Wait, what was I supposed to do after the meeting tomorrow? I hope I do not forget something. The list goes on and on. Instead of being able to rest at night or enjoy being present, you are trapped in your thoughts of what you could have, would have, or should have done. One thought starts to snowba[...]