Thoughts on Self Care and the Working Mom

When is the last time you treated yourself to something nice? Being a fit mom myself, I don't typically reward myself with food, my rewards usually come in the form of shoes or retail therapy. Hey, I'm just being honest. I'm not sure what a therapist would say, but it works for me! Rewards? What am I a dog? I'm talking about those moments when you know you've done well. The days when you hit your goals, in life, in fitness, in income, or whatever. I love challenging myself and I love rewarding...

5 Ways to Go Toxic Free This Summer

 1. Upgrade Your Household Cleaning Products Many highly toxic chemicals are added to traditional dishwashing soaps, laundry detergents, air fresheners and numerous other household cleaning products. A good way to tell whether a product is toxic is to look for words such as Warning, Danger or Poison on the label. When buying non-toxic cleaning supplies at your local natural food store, choose those with no petroleum-based surfactants, chlorine or phosphates. They will not be harmful to your...

10 Motivational Songs That Will Brighten Your Mood

I am kind of a motivational junkie. There just happens to be so much negative stuff in this world, on the news, media etc. So I put a lot of effort into feeling better about myself and my day. I know we have all been there. In a rut.... and needing a mood boost. Here's a list of upbeat, motivational and inspiring songs that will help brighten your day! Take a listen and instantly become happy! 1. Brave- Sara Bareilles  2. Stronger- Kelly Clarkson 3. Girl on Fire- Alecia...

The Working Mom’s Guide to a Balanced Day

How do you find a balanced life when you’re overloaded with work? How do you switch off work when you’re away from the office? The answers to these very common questions are never easily answered. But once you do find your ultimate balance you’ll find enormous benefits: more enjoyment of life and better relationships and less stress and a better quality of life overall. Let's dig in. You can create a life where balance is intentionally built-in, but you need to work at it. Many businesses...

How To Find Yourself in Silence

Some people hate silence. Some people love it. At first, letting go of everything around you can feel unproductive. But I think we need silence in order to find ourselves and our calling. Our lives are filled with chaos, technology, noise, clutter. True or true? But silence can be wonderful! It's peaceful. Even if only for a few moments. It can be the remedy for our stress or even a remedy for finding our flow, our passion! When you find a moment where everything seems to settle,...

5 Zero-Stress Steps to Weight Loss

Step 1: Begin no stress exercise. Instead of trying to change your entire life with an intense weight loss plan, we’re going to start small. All you want to do is make a commitment to get yourself moving for at least 10 or 15 minutes each day for 30 days straight. Some key points: Type of exercise. If you’re already a runner or a cyclist or something similar, then begin a very, very modest program of resuming that exercise. Otherwise, walking, a treadmill, hiking, a cycling machine, rowing,...