Wellness and Self-Care Calories

I had just finished my 4th round of a pretty intense workout with my personal trainer, and I was feeling strong! I was amazed that I could do the exercises he had given me, including deadlifts, one arm planks in push-up position, hip thrusters with […]

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Kids Are Superheroes

As we are about to hit the one year mark of the pandemic here in North America, there has been a lot of focus on the incredibly important and selfless job that health care workers have done. There has been emphasis placed on the struggles […]

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In the Heart Work Business

Yesterday, I took my son, Brooks, for an imaging study of the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum. He was born with duodenal atresia (which is essentially a blockage in the intestine) and needed surgery at birth to repair it so that he could eat and digest […]

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It’s Not About Me

I sit in discomfort. I listen, watch, notice, process, repeat. I don’t understand and know that I will never understand. I am scared. Scared of saying the wrong thing. But it’s not about me. It’s not about me. Even though I have so much to […]

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Rest to Continue the Quest

I’ve been running consistently for almost two years now and the only reason I’ve been able to maintain it is because small goals lead to big results. I’ve written about this before and have shared how the question I get asked most often, as a […]

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Giving Grace Through the Exhaustion

Do you ever have those moments where you’re not exactly sure what’s going on, your mind is completely unorganized, you can’t think straight, and you can’t pinpoint it, but you’re feeling a little off, or lost, or “something”? I’ve been feeling like this a lot […]

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The Isolation Paradox

When my oldest son was born nearly 10 years ago, I felt completely alone. Isolated. Even the postpartum nurse who was supposed to come over and check in on us changed every time for some reason. There was no consistency in the help and advice […]

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Dear parent

For those of you who have been following my blog for a while, you might remember my posts Dear teacher, and Dear mama (who is also a teacher), where I wrote myself letters in order to give myself a little grace. Today, I feel the […]

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Just Breathe

To say that the last month has been hard would be an understatement. I thought things came in threes… but apparently they come in many more for me. And when bigger things happen, even the smallest things seem to be impossible to handle. How much […]

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