Tag Archives: mindfulness

Creating a Mindful Return to Work after Maternity Leave

Creating a Mindful Return to Work after Maternity Leave

This month’s Mama Story packs a double punch. Not only does lawyer and entrepreneur Lori Mihalich-Levin share her personal experience in balancing her postpartum needs with her professional career, but she goes into detail about how the gap in maternity leave resources actually led her to design her business, Mindful Return. If you are a Type… Read More

Three mind-body strategies for managing frustration

Three mind-body strategies for managing frustration

Picture this You finally managed to find the time to scrub a reddish brownish stain out of your couch. It could have been ketchup. Might have been fruit juice. May be something else from a really long time ago that has since turned that reddish brownish color. Nevertheless, you got it out and are taking… Read More

Postpartum Depression and Lots of Self-compassion

Postpartum Depression and Lots of Self-compassion

I have the honor of sharing Cindy Patterson’s Mama Story with you today, and we are getting into a topic that is under-shared far too often: postpartum depression. The World Health Organization estimates that 10-15% of all mothers experience postpartum depression, yet it is under-diagnosed and under-treated. Cindy shares the intimate details of what it… Read More

Done is Better than Perfect: Being Gentle on Yourself

Done is Better than Perfect: Being Gentle on Yourself

Today’s words of wisdom come from Kerin Monaco. Kerin and I have lots of things in common: yoga, social work, and a bad case of perfectionism. So I was thrilled when I began to read Kerin’s post and saw this line “I had visions of me writing this spectacular post on what I call ‘mommy maintenance’…here… Read More