Marketing My Blog While Maintaining Authenticity

Marketing My Blog While Maintaining Authenticity I’m just going to be real here, I would probably benefit from making more money (wouldn’t we all). I know that talking about money makes some people uncomfortable, but not me. Back when I was working as a nurse, I got a glimpse of what it’s like to makeContinue reading “Marketing My Blog While Maintaining Authenticity”

Joy at Work: Book Review

You’ve likely heard of Marie Kondo and her famous book — “The Life-Changing magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing”. This is actually the book that I set out to read, when I accidentally stumbled upon another book of hers, “Joy at Work”.  Over the last year, I’ve made quite aContinue reading “Joy at Work: Book Review”

Mindful Mothering: She is the Light

If you read the birth story of my daughter, or if you know me at all, you may know that I’ve suffered from some trauma following my transition into motherhood. Becoming a mom has felt crazy for a number of reasons. My daughter entered the world through an emotionally traumatic, whirlwind birth that left manyContinue reading “Mindful Mothering: She is the Light”

Personal Growth: 25 Lessons Learned in 25 Years

One year ago today, I celebrated my 24th birthday. I remember feeling like I “had it all”, a high-paying job, a sweet family, and even a fancy beach getaway planned to celebrate. Regardless of what I had achieved on paper, I felt empty, lost, and riddled with anxiety. I remember sitting comfortably on a beachContinue reading “Personal Growth: 25 Lessons Learned in 25 Years”

Mindful Mothering: Packing Daycare Lunches 101

Packing Daycare Lunches 101 I find few things as overwhelming as packing daycare lunches for my toddler. I used to feel the same way when I’d pack my own lunches, back when I was working full time. Luckily, this isn’t nearly as stressful or strenuous since because she only goes to daycare 2 days perContinue reading “Mindful Mothering: Packing Daycare Lunches 101”

The Undying: Book Review

Compelling, provoking, and intense; The Undying is Anne Boyer’s reflection of her experience battling breast cancer. When I stumbled across The Undying while walking through a book store, I was immediately drawn in. Although working as a nurse had some major drawbacks, there are aspects of medicine that I find deeply interesting. I thought thisContinue reading “The Undying: Book Review”

How the Enneagram Has Helped Me Better Understand Myself and Those Around Me / “The Road Back to You” Book Review

Thanks to one of my nearest and dearest friends, the Enneagram — “an ancient personality typing system” — has become a very common topic of discussion amongst a certain group of my friends. We don’t see each other all that often, but when we do, we almost always talk about the enneagram at some point.Continue reading “How the Enneagram Has Helped Me Better Understand Myself and Those Around Me / “The Road Back to You” Book Review”

Mindful Mothering: The Breastfeeding + Weaning Experience

For me, breastfeeding was one (of the many) paradoxical aspects of motherhood that is virtually impossible to put into words. It somehow felt like a long, drawn out stage while it was happening, yet now that it’s over, I’m looking back and feeling like it flashed before my eyes in a matter of seconds. KindContinue reading “Mindful Mothering: The Breastfeeding + Weaning Experience”