The Choice Nobody is Talking About
I’ve spent many a sleepless night wondering if I’m defective. Wondering if I’m a selfish, miserable shrew. I feel like I know pure joy, pure love, but everyone keeps informing me that I’ll never know because I’m not a mom.Read More
Opening Pandora's Box
I have no results, only fears and betrayals and a hope that dims like Tinkerbell’s light after she drinks poison. There are mysteries lurking in my body. My body is Pandora’s box.Read More
I Am Enough, I Am Enough, I Am Enough
I am enough. I am enough. I am enough. That is two truths and a lie. I am a kick-ass mom. Recently I’ve learned that it is not only okay, but necessary, to admit that. My amazing daughter is my world. She is the coolest kid you could ever meet and I know that I…Read More
Day 4 of the Joy Challenge: Nurture Strong Relationships
No woman is an island. Including you, sweetness.
We all crave belonging. We all have a deep desire for intimacy with our partners and our close friends. We want to feel connected to a community of like-minded people. We yearn for healthy relationships with our families.
Why? The journey becomes easier when you have found your people.Read More
Running a Business as a Work at Home Mama
I run a successful coaching practice from home. I have a two year old (Max) and a four month old (Juliet.) I have a nanny working 20-30 hours a week. I have a supportive awesome husband. And I am totally wearing slippers and yoga pants right now. Want to know how it all comes together? Watch the…Read More
I'm back! And why this post was so hard to write.
I’ve been on “maternity leave” from this blog, my newsletter and most emails since Juliet was born in late May. I’ve been dreaming, brainstorming, reading some amazing books, coaching my Elevate women, booking retreat spaces and integrating some new systems for my business backend, but as far as forward facing activities that you could see — I was invisible.
And being invisible was harder than I thought it was going to be.
Even with all the work I’ve done around changing my definition of success to internal measures, and not external validation, it was still hard.Read More
Tearing Down, Building Up
I put up my maternity email auto-responder yesterday. While Tiny’s still hanging out in my belly — I’m ready for some breathing space from the day-to-day operations of Stratejoy.
Life’s been a whirlwind over here. Not in a necessarily in a bad way, but in a way that would previously have toppled me over in anxiety and insomnia.
(I’m definitely not sleeping well, but that’s got more to do with getting up to pee every 2 hours than stress! And yes, some pieces of life are causing me slight anxiety — choosing paint colors, trying to convince Ken to polish the cement exactly like my hair salon floors, agreeing on a boy’s name — but none of it’s major shit.)
Just whirlwind.Read More
Reflecting back on my 2013 Goals
As I get ready for this year’s Holiday Council (we start tomorrow!) I’ve been a spending a good chunk of time reviewing my work from last year’s Council.
Did I really embody my theme of “Nourish”? A few things became clear as I reflected back… I rocked spending play-filled weekends with my family, changing the majority of our food consumption to real food, and I blew my income goal away. Hurrah! That said, I didn’t even come close to establishing a daily yoga practiceRead More
How Fighting For Your Dreams Actually Makes Them Come True
I was at a networking event in Seattle back in 2009, nervously peddling my “lifestyle design” workshop and my “conquering your quarterlife crisis” blog. Pretty damn broke, working for my boyfriend’s email marketing business part-time, and going through some bumpy times in my relationship —
I was feeling a bit like an impostor.
Learn to Trust the Unknown and Why It’s Okay to “Wait and See”
“I’ll just wait and see… This is a phrase I’ve found myself uttering more times than I can count over the last few months. This is also a phrase, before finding out I was pregnant, that I’m not sure I’ve ever uttered. I don’t particularly like to wait and see. I touch base with my desires, down my twin shots of enthusiasm and energy, and dive headfirst into new plans. I make things happen; I don’t wait and see…Read More