This is the face of postpartum depression. I may look happy, but moments before I was crying to my friend Cori about how hard motherhood was. After calming down, she took this picture of me. I am grateful for this picture because it reminds me of the delicate state we are in as mothers, and it reminds me of the invisibility of postpartum depression.Read More
For me, having some balance provides me the mind space to be present for my family. I am currently thinking a lot about how I can find a balance that feels right in my life. I don't think I am alone in wanting it all - self care, exercise, rewarding work, uninterrupted time with family, time to clean the house, homemade food that the whole family can eat, alone time with my significant other...and so much more. Balance doesn’t come from having everything, rather from having enough of what we need, when we need it. How can we do that?Read More
The comparison game: we all do it. It’s impossible to avoid. I am constantly at battle with myself: feeling content with where I am in my own successes then feeling extremely unaccomplished for a 32 year old, newly stay-at-home mama to two.Read More
Stop the constant urge to do more, and slow down to reconnect with the food that gives you energy, keeps you healthy, and enriches your life.Read More
It’s so easy to feel like we are alone and have failed.
If you are that mother feeling flustered, judged, and overwhelmed, know that you are not alone.Read More
Freeing myself from the stereotypes and “rules” of meditation has allowed me to open my heart and mind in my practice and has truly been the most effective healing for my postpartum depression and anxiety.Read More
The truth bomb that changed my life. “You will never be able to have children naturally.” I instantly broke. A piece of me felt forever stolen.
There are no words to express the heartache that came from that day.Read More
Why would a nerdy science mom without a hippy bone in her body want to write for a mindfulness blog? Mindfulness isn’t always about communing with nature, or finding your heart center while balancing in downward dog. Mindfulness is being in the moment, letting go of mental distractions, and appreciating the details of life.Read More