Homemade Butter

Happy Thanksgiving! I am taking a break from my usual topics this week to share one of my favorite holiday traditions, making homemade butter. Time in the kitchen with family counts as self-care to me! It’s easier than it sounds, will get you in touch with your primitive roots and you will be a rock star at the next family gathering. Grab a mixer and some heavy whipping cream.

joy

8 Things You Can Do Today to Cultivate Joy

If you are committed to growing mentally, emotionally and spiritually, you might be REALLY good at identifying what’s wrong. You notice your shortcomings, take responsibility for your part in any conflicts and are probably very sensitive to all of the suffering in the world. You are constantly looking for ways to improve and grow, and that often includes a harsh assessment of what you can do better.  But it’s important to remember to make room for joy!

New Mom

10 Things Every New Mom Needs (But Might be Afraid to Ask For)

Someone you care about just became a new mom, and you can’t wait to meet the little bundle of joy. Or maybe you are a new parent yourself and aren’t sure what to ask for from visitors. Keep in mind that parenting an infant can be really tough; read on to find out how you can make your visit more supportive and helpful.

8 Signs of Postpartum Depression and Anxiety and What to Do to Feel Better

Your little bundle of joy has finally arrived! This is what you’ve spent the last several months (maybe even years!) waiting, praying and planning for. You expected to feel joy, overwhelming love and relief. Maybe, like me, you mistakenly thought you would strap your baby in a carrier and go on about your busy life. What you didn’t expect were the tears, bone-crushing exhaustion, constant worry or intrusive scary thoughts that can come with postpartum depression and anxiety. 

A Calm Place Meditation to Lower Stress Quickly

Do you ever have days when you just feel STRESSED out, like you are at your breaking point?

Most of us feel that way from time to time! You may notice tension in your neck, clenched jaw, racing heart rate or sweaty palms. You feel this way because your adrenal glands are pumping you full of stress hormones and sending a message to your brain that you are not safe.