For most of the summer, sleep was hard to come by in this house! Finn's sleep has been all over the map in the 4 months he's been with us, but what quickly became clear was that it was getting progressively worse. For most of July I was at my wit's end and something had to change. For my own mental and physical health, as well as Finn's need for restorative sleep, I decided we were ready to teach him to sleep independently. We were ready for sleep training. Finn's sleep history: the good, … [Read more...] about Navigating Sleep Training at 4 Months Old
After going through my very first pregnancy with Finn, I wanted to share my favourite resources that taught me everything I know about pregnancy, labour and childbirth. Without these I don't know that I would have felt as prepared, educated and empowered as I did. These are my top resources for a healthy pregnancy, labour and birth. If you don't know me, you wouldn't know that I'm an information junkie. If I'm interested in a topic, I want to read everything about it. I'm especially … [Read more...] about My Top Resources for a Healthy Pregnancy and Birth
I can't believe it has been SO LONG since I’ve actually posted on my site. In case you have followed along for a while, you’ll see a rebrand has taken place. With this rebrand I want to talk more about what I do in my life to find balance. That means the tone of many of my new posts will be more personal in nature. Which is even more important these days because I am pregnant! If you're following along on social media, you may already know this (I've been talking about it for just over a … [Read more...] about I’m Pregnant! [My Pregnancy Series]
Have you been feeling burnt out lately? Stressed? Overwhelmed? How about exhausted? Feeling burnt out is incredibly common Feeling burnt out has become all too common, especially among young adults. If you google "millennial burnout" you get so many hits you don't even know where to start! There are a few different reasons why it is believed that millennial are the "burnout generation", but not everyone believes that it's true. Many older adults believe that millennials are too sensitive, or … [Read more...] about Feeling Burnt Out? How millennials became the burnout generation.
What the heck is seed cycling? If you’ve studied nutrition or if you’re passionate about women’s health, you’ve probably heard about the concept of seed cycling for balancing women’s hormones. Balancing our hormones is key to optimal health Women are often told that symptoms of hormonal imbalance are relatively normal. PMS symptoms are normal, moodiness is normal (hey - we’re just ‘emotional’, right?), weight gain isn’t a result of imbalanced hormones, but a “poor diet”... I’m here to assure … [Read more...] about Balance your Hormones with Seed Cycling
How often have you felt like your thoughts take over your life? Or that your brain never ever stops? Or that you're always thinking, even when you're not actively thinking? What if this kind of thinking, this never-ending brain activity that goes nowhere important, might be contributing to the stress and anxiety you experience in your daily life? All of our automatic thoughts are conditioned From a young age, we experience the world and learn every single step of the way. What we … [Read more...] about 5 Steps to Practice Mindfulness to Reduce Fear and Anxiety