In the article “How to Set Boundaries” Brene Brown highlights the necessity of setting up boundaries between home-life-family while honoring time for yourself as well. Daring to set boundaries is about having the courage to love ourselves, even when we risk disappointing others. Brene Brown This can be a difficult task-especially if you are one … Continue reading Occupational Wellbeing-Making a Mantra for Survival
If you are a parent, student, teacher (or all of the above)-back to school can bring excitement as well as a little anxiety. Between re-establishing bedtime routines, school supply shopping and worries about what the next year will bring, we forgot to ‘pause’ and be in the moments with our families. Below are a few … Continue reading Setting Boundaries with the Business of Back to School
So now that you are practicing the “Sunday Principle” it is time for more practical tips for Sunday and the rest of the week to refresh and engage with those around you-in real life. A few weeks ago I was at a conference about 20 minutes away from a dear friend of mine-one whose birthday … Continue reading When Did Facebook Replace Connecting with Our Real Life Friends?
So you tried your first day off of technology. If you are anything like me, at times you felt like you left your car keys at home-or had that nagging feeling your were forgetting something. Hopefully halfway through the day you didn’t think about it as much (until you did that unconscious reach for the … Continue reading Do You Need the Sunday Principle? Step Three: Keep Going!
Do you spend more than 80% of you day with your device(s) near your side? Is your smartphone your alarm clock? Do you keep your phone on the table at dinner-or out to eat? Do you treat your devices like your “favorite child?” If you accidentally leave your phone at home/in the car-does minor panic … Continue reading Do you need the Sunday Principle? Step One: The Social Media Detox
So one thing I found when I started the Sunday Principle is that I suddenly was more aware of my surroundings. I really enjoyed simple things much more when I wasn’t thinking about other things, or looking at my phone (the not-so-multi-multi-tasking). Once I week I document what I see on my instagram account with … Continue reading #momcation
We were two days into the family vacation and I was ready for a 40 minute #momcation. I took off for a run in the Smoky Mountain Area-which was a little bit different terrain than the ‘speed bumps’ we call hills in Austin, Minnesota. Ten minutes into the run, full of sweat, and very disappointed … Continue reading It is all down hill from here.
A day of rest. A day of no work. A day for time to reflect and be grateful for what you have been given. Just a year ago I started a project. On Sundays I wouldn’t go into work, I turned email off on my phone and didn’t check it on the computer. I refrained … Continue reading What is the Sunday Principle?