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Going To The Moon - Self Care In Times Of Crisis

Last weekend Kevin and I were having one of our themed Friday nights (a blog post on that is coming!). We were drinking sidecars, listening to a 1940s music collection on our record player, and slow dancing around the living room. As we danced I told Kevin "I feel like we're on the moon." He understood immediately what I meant. In this time of COVID-19, and staying at home, I have been feeling so heavy with the news of more deaths daily, the fear of contracting the virus, and the weight of this pandemic on our health care system and professionals. It often feels like an elephant is sitting on my chest and that I'll never run out tears. So...

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Make Working From Home Work For You!

  By now you might have read a few articles or blog posts about working from home and this one will be a bit different. I think that working from home is fabulous & not for everyone. While you might need to work from home right now I want to give you this permission first: consider the first few days and weeks as a trial. You won't know what works for you unless you try and things you try might not end up being a good fit. Give yourself grace as you figure this out! Here are my 7 tips to Make Working From Home Work For You! Tip #1: Start your day right! This is going to look different...

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How To Work From Home Without Killing Your Spouse!

It's impossible. Just kidding! Working from home with your spouse can feel especially stressful. This person you love so much over morning coffee is also the person you want to kill by the end of the day. Here are 4 tips to keep the peace at home and to go on loving your partner instead of being charged with murder *wink* Our work from home backstory: A few years ago my husband Kevin started working freelance which means that he works from home about 50-60% off of the time. The first few months of us both working from home were rough. We have different work & sleep schedules that had benefited our relationship in the past. BUT working from home meant...

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Dear Friend Series: Let's All Walk Each Other Home

Dear friend, “We’re all just walking each other home.” Ram Dass We are facing unprecedented times and with that unprecedented fear. There is so much information that begs our attention; it’s overwhelming & anxiety-inducing. But I keep asking myself: What does the world need from me? From us? And the answer I keep receiving is...care for each other. We are searching so heartily for the solution. We are aching for ways to help, to feel better, to love one another. What if the way through this is to show up for each other in any way we are able? Check on your friends. Show kindness to strangers. Donate money or items when you’re able.  And, of course, care for yourself....

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