Posts in Self-Care
Are You Over-functioning in Your Life and Business?

When you’re a mom, life can run you ragged if you let it. If you’re like every mompreneur I know, you’re probably overfunctioning. Figuring out what your capacity is means establishing how much room is in your life to make time for your business, your family, and your overall well being.  Join me as I dig deeper to identify four specific areas of capacity in order to determine what our threshold is for each.



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How To Create A Simple Weekly Workflow

One of the biggest errors we make when entering into entrepreneurship is failure to accurately calculate the cost of running and supporting our business. One of the things I often say is, “If they’ve never tried to do this with children playing LEGOS under their desk, then we’re not on the same playing field.”

Moms building a business with kiddos still living in the home is not a small feat. We gotta respect the season ladies. So figuring out how to flow and align ourselves with the our life and home rhythms is KEY. It’s vital in order to make this thing work.



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3 Easy Ways Mompreneurs Can Receive Positive Validation

The journey we travel to growing a successful business is one that requires certain types of “fuel” in order to stay the course.

We’re only human, right?

As humans, it is unrealistic to think that we can thrive long-term without a few key fueling elements of self-care, and one of them is having a consistent flow of affirming validation along the way.

And as mompreneurs, falling a bit short of our revenue goals is often a part of our new business experience, so we must open our minds to identifying all of the other validating truths in our lives that provide irrefutable evidence of our progress as well as the impact our work is having on the people we serve.

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How Getting Naked Helped My Business: My trip to a Korean spa

This past weekend I tried something new - something I’d been contemplating doing for a long time.

I went to a Korean Spa.

If you don’t know anything about Korean Spas, let me educate you on one of the biggest features it offers.

Gender-specific nude areas.

Yes.

There is a section of the spa that you must be nude in order to even get inside.

This is the area where they offer their full-body massages, body scrubs, saunas, soaking tubs, and basically all the good stuff people go to spas for.

So, let me take you on my journey at the Korean spa, and share with you how my experience there completely and forever changed my business.

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My 2018 Favorite Self-Care Things!

As we dive deeper into the work of self-care and living a life of refreshment, we journey to new things to grab, try on and insert into our care rhythms and routines.

Every year I keep a running list of the gems I stumble across that made a big impact on how I take care of myself, and this time I brought Kelly along for the ride!

In Episode #17 of The Refreshed Life Show, we’re sharing some of our favorite self-care items, books, clothing, and other fun things that made our favorites list for 2018!

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5 Ways to Stop Doing Too Much

There are signs and red flags 🚩 flapping everywhere before we hit that brick wall, yet something inside of us wants to just try to suck it up and push through it - it being the overwhelm and exhaustion.

Oh my goodness. The madness must stop. I promise you I wanna make t-shirts that say “Burn out is NOT an option.” Cause it’s not.

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How to Take a Real Break

Some of us may have gotten this whole “taking a break” thing a bit wrong.

Are you taking a break for real?
Are you really resting?
Do you always feel like you need to take another break... after your scheduled break?

I remember scheduling a RELOCATION during one of my “breaks.” Ask me how rested I felt afterwards? #nope

We boss moms have gotten some things confused here. We’ve gotten really good at scheduling the things we never seem to have time to tackle in or normal routine over our “downtime.”

My dears, my dears. We’ve gotta stop. it. And Kelly and I want to help you do so.

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How Your Emotional Wellness Impacts Your Business

I’m legit broadcasting live in my pajamas here, cause when I tell ya I’m wiped... Stick. A. Fork. In. Me. #iamdone

I don’t really know why I think it’s OK to do a live when I’m in this mental space, but Kelly and I figured transparency and authenticity would work for us, yeah?

So, in all of my authenticity and vulnerability, I’m going to be chatting about:
✔️My current living situation (and how I feel about it - there may be tears folks).
✔️My recent carbon monoxide poisoning.
✔️The current pressure my family is under.
✔️And how it has all impacted how I do business - cause it all does doesn’t it?

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I'm Dreaming of a White-SPACE Christmas

Anybody else out there want to approach the holiday season with a lot less busy and a lot more slow down?

This season, for me, is always a time to reflect on the past year, reset for another 12 months, and REST.

But all too often, if not careful, I’ll quickly replace the time I desire to dedicate to a slower pace with hustle, bustle, and vain activities that steal my available margin for the things that matter a bit more.

You can achieve a white space Christmas.

The key here, however is knowing yourself & your family well enough to know: what gives joy, what brings stress, and what your limits are.

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How to Find and Create Healthy Community

Listen, we have all struggled with the idea of community, because most of us have had unhealthy or disappointing experiences with people - and sometimes our issues stem from us having an incorrect definition of what real community even is in the first place.

We are here today to tell you that community doesn’t have to look like an idea from your childhood or something you see on TV. Community can serve you when you feel depleted, and it can be a beautiful outgrowth of your service when you are operating from a healthy place.

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