Does wellness perpetuate the diet mentality?

    Is wellness just another code word for diet? This episode focuses on how the tools we use to stay well and manage health concerns can quickly become another harmful habit. We deconstruct the diet mentality and share our own experiences disentangling from this way of thinking. Resources: Smash the Wellness Industry article Isabel Foxen […]

Remember when you wished for all you have right now?

Remember when you wished for all you have right now? It’s a popular sentiment that swirls in the internet-o-sphere. Last week our family had a day I’d been dreaming about for years. It was Thanksgiving and it was pouring and it was chilly (yes, chilly, even by my New England roots standards). A fire roared in the […]

It’s OK to lean out

In today’s world, when we can be and do anything, what if we simply want to opt-out? This episode addresses the various points in our lives when we may want to step back, how to make an informed decision, and how it all comes down to values. Resources: Values exercise – how to determine your […]

When it feels like gratitude isn’t “working”

Admittedly, a few years back, I was a bit underwhelmed by the whole gratitude concept.  I show thanks daily. I grew up saying prayers at bedtime. Our family collectively holds hands and recites thanks before dinner. And I write thank you notes aplenty. What more is there? Turns out, a lot. And it didn’t hit me […]

How to love yourself in pictures and beyond

If you’ve ever looked at a photo of yourself and had a negative reaction, listen up! We learn why we’re hard-wired to dislike images of ourselves and a process for cultivating self-love. We talk about how the scale may impact our self-image and why self-compassion is a magic elixir. Resources:Kristin Neff, PhD. – Self-compassion exercises […]

Making white space

Mondays are my favorite. The newness of a week. The promise of what’s to come – that which has been planned and the spontaneous moments – it all awaits. The first hour of my Monday is about calendaring. Scheduling the carpools, organizing errands to dovetail with where I’ll be and when, planning working and writing blocks, […]

Interview with Dr. Heather Sandison, ND

Dr. Heather Sandison is our guest in this episode. With a focus on neurocognitive medicine and neurohacking, Dr. Sandison discusses how a naturopath facilitates holistic health and why this matters. We learn what it’s like to be a medical professional making new motherhood work while simultaneously launching a new therapeutic venture. And we get an […]

It’s time for a new bra

When was the last time you had a bra fitting?  I’m talking a proper fitting where a trained clerk measures you in a dressing room. And not at a quasi-fashion-lingerie store, rather in a specialty shop or department store. If it’s been more than one year, this one is for you.  Our bodies change from […]

“Balancing” responsibilities: How-to

The sharing of responsibilities with a home can be tricky. We discuss who does what and how and strategies for allocating household jobs. Whether it’s with your significant other or children, we talk about how to let others do on their own terms and tips for managing our own tendencies to want to jump in […]

Fore! Lessons from the golf course

It’s been a special week here.  The children are off from school for a two-week fall break (yes, TWO WEEKS!) and the grandparents are in town so we decided to change up the scenery and take refuge in Palm Desert. It’s been delightful – the downtime, the new and different activities and the family come-togetherness […]