This years mantra

This years mantra

Easier said than done, especially if you have no interest in focussing to change anything. Let’s just be sometimes, right?!

Looking back on my previous live with intention posts, my words, themes and intentions have ranged from simplicity and happiness to balance, and most recently, embracing change and living in harmony.

With family and work responsibilities this past year, personal reflection took a back seat until now. After years of living in a revolving door of change, loving life with my partner and our blended family, and a recent promotion at work, I really would’t change a thing (except maybe a few wrinkles and grey hairs!). But that’s part of why it’s a good time to reassess values, goals, and life, generally.

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Top 6 happy foods to beat winter blues

Top 6 happy foods to beat winter blues

If you or someone in your family is susceptible to mood swings you may want to consider changing up your diet just a little.

The foods you eat are responsible for your skin’s glow and our hair’s shine, for the strength of your bones and the health of your heart. The foods you eat can also have a great impact on mood.

These micronutrients found in certain foods can go a long way to supporting the entire family in feeling a little less blue.

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5 things I've learned going from SAHM to a WOH mom

5 things I've learned going from SAHM to a WOH mom

I was stay at home mom for a few years until recently returning to work full time. The transition was a bit of an adjustment to say the least – and nothing had prepared me for the sheer exhaustion when I first went back! Things have definitely been getting easier as the weeks (and now months) go by. And my three boys, husband and I have found our own rhythm with the challenge of finding work-life balance and I can finally say that we are starting to get into a comfortable routine.
 
In the context of working and parenting, Angelina Jolie was once quoted as saying "I think if you love what you do, and the choice you've made in your life, somehow that drives you forward to enjoy it all. Even the chaos, even the exhaustion of it, and even when it seems out of balance." 
 
Here are the five most important things I've learned in the process of transitioning back to work and as a parent working out of the home.

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Five foods to help you overcome feeling blue

Five foods to help you overcome feeling blue

The food you eat is responsible for our skin’s glow and hair’s sheen. It strengthens bones and supports the health of our heart. These facts may seem obvious, but have you considered that the foods you eat also have a great impact on your mood?

In the cold and dark of winter, you may find yourself susceptible to mood swings or having those days where you feel like curling up under a blanket and waiting for the gray clouds to clear away. Some small dietary shifts may be the key to restoring your positive disposition. 

Below are some foods to consider incorporating into your diet if you find yourself feeling blue!

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Resolutions worth working on (and things to walk away from) in the New Year

Resolutions worth working on (and things to walk away from) in the New Year

January was named after the Roman god Janus, a man with two faces. One looked backward while the other looked forward. A New Year provides a valuable opportunity to reflect on the past while anticipating the future. It also gives us an opportunity to let go of some old things so we can reach for some new things.

In this new year walk away from:

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