Wondering how to get started with self-care if you have somehow fallen to the bottom…
On October 16, 2006 I had a double mastectomy and breast reconstruction, by choice. The story began several years earlier, when I was 26 yrs old, and my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer.
I guess this shouldn’t have been too surprising since both my grandmothers had survived their own bouts with breast cancer. My mother had a lumpectomy and underwent several months of radiation and chemotherapy. The whole situation is really somewhat of a blur now. I was living in a different city than my mom, working at my first “real” job and newly dating my husband.
I am a Certified Women’s Life and Career Coach. I have worked with hundreds of women as a coach, consultant and mentor for almost 20 years. As a former Success Coach, I have studied success for thousands of hours, and have spoken on the topic countless times. Based on my research, here are my Top 12 Secrets to Success in Life and Womanhood. There are many more, but I tried to cover the ones that had the most significance. I’d love to know yours, and I’d love you to share them below.
Mornings are not easy. Doesn’t it make you wonder why those people in the coffee commercials are always ecstatic to roll out of bed, open their window drapes, and start the daily grind? It’s almost like the sun is smiling back at them. I’m a mom of two little angels and now that I’m months away from having my third child, I admit, mornings but can tough. But more than just a perfect cup of coffee, there are tons of morning habits you can do to start AND end your day right.
So let’s get right to it, shall we?
May is #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth. In honour of this month and the past two years we have been living through, I have been consistently sharing tips and strategies daily on how to improve our overall mental health and well-being.
Today’s tip is the RULE OF 3. If you’re struggling with anxiety or worry, this exercise is simple. And when I was teetering on burnout 20 years ago, it was a strategy that my therapist recommended.
I help busy women (like you!) prioritize self-care so you can experience less stress, more calm and greater joy every day!