the (unhappy) secret all WAHMs share

There's a dark side to being a work at home mom. Click through to find out what no one tells you about WAHM guilt and how to banish it for good.

Here’s a little bit of real, raw, unvarnished truth for you today… but don’t worry, we’re going somewhere great. One of the things that every single work-at-home mom feels at some point is this: Crushing, debilitating mama guilt. Seriously, how many of us don’t deal with that even when we aren’t trying to juggle a family and a business? We go into working from home because we think it will … Read the rest…

Beat burnout. Here’s how

Beat burnout once and for all!

Burnout. The dry eyes. The heavy limbs. The numb brain. Burnout happens to the best of us (and the rest of us, too).  But if you’re smart and you’re paying attention, you can avoid burnout and keep working this lifestyle business to the fullest. So What’s Burnout? Burnout happens when you’re overworked and you just plain hit a wall.  Your body is tired.  You can’t get your brain in gear. … Read the rest…

3 ways to improve the air in your home office (even if it’s just the kitchen table)

Let’s talk about the air around us. If you share my not-so-secret Enneagram inclination, you may know that when I say I’m a 5 with a 4 wing, I’m (in part) saying that I need beauty in my environment because I spend a lot of time in it. I’d venture that we’re pretty much all this way – affected by our immediate environments, I mean. Maybe you thrive in chaos, with … Read the rest…

How Snacking Helps Your Work

Today, let’s talk about one solution to a common workday struggle: energy management. I crash pretty hard at 2pm, which is unfortunate because that’s also when my workday typically begins. It took approximately 1.5 seconds of looking into the problem to see that nutrition is a huge factor in my energy cycles. I have to do some proactive snacking if I want any hope of sustained productivity, and odds are good you have the … Read the rest…

The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Hustling Your Way to the Top (Instead of Grinding Yourself Into the Ground)

You’re an entrepreneur. You’ve got hustle — and probably some (cash) flow — and you’re working your way into the life you want. Rarely do concerns for your own health make it onto your radar, let alone your daily agenda. After all, you want this dream more than anything else, and we can all sleep when we’re dead. The trouble is, if you aren’t taking care of yourself, you may … Read the rest…

A Mini-Guide to Post-Run Foot Care

Post-run foot care is oddly overlooked. One quirky thing about runners is that many place a huge emphasis on taking care of every part of their bodies except their feet. This habit of overlooking doesn’t make a ton of sense when you really think about it, because the feet are the star of the running show (and the frequent site of running injuries). It doesn’t require a lot of effort to learn … Read the rest…