It’s that time of year when your social media feeds are filled with people declaring New Year’s resolutions. And with those declarations come all of the advertisements promising to help you lose that weight, save money on that gym membership, and get rich quick. But here’s the thing: the reason Read more…
Reverie hit a milestone moment a few weeks ago: I hit 100 posts.
I know that this seems like a small thing but in the middle of having to close my clinic due to the coronavirus crisis and the drastic shifts I am making in my life to accommodate for that, I’ll take any glimmer of sunshine I can get.
I wanted to do this post for my 100th post but other things took precedence. After all, this blog is here for you: as a reference to my patients and as a resource to everyone else.
But whether you are a regular blog reader or not, 100 posts is a lot and it’s quite possible that you may have missed some of the most popular posts I have to offer.
So that’s what today’s post is: a round up of the 10 most popular posts over the past two years. I hope that you can find something that serves you.(more…)
At 9:30 AM last Tuesday, I got the first question from a friend: “How do you manage to work from home?”
Over the course of the week, more of the same trickled in as friends and patients alike were thrust into new routines because of quarantine. Some people are having a hard time adjusting and this is especially true for friends and patients with kids.
Before quarantine, a quiet joke among work from home parents was that we were seen as hobbyists. “Like, what do you even do all day?” Eve 👏 ry 👏 thing 👏.
Now that everyone who can is being thrown into the work from home lifestyle, the nation is lifting the curtain on the reality of multitasking, connected parenting, and productivity that we work from home parents have been trying to tell you about.
This blog is the tip of the iceberg of what I have figured out as a work from home mom over the past few years and I hope that it can serve you through this quarantine and beyond.(more…)
Four more days until Halloween! This Sunday round-up has a spooky theme from witches to the moon.
I started out blogtober with a post on zhi or willpower. I focused mainly on yin zhi or the unconscious decisions that bring us to (or far away from) our life goals. When I wrote the post I thought, “Wouldn’t it be fun if I actually managed to do this thing?”
But, I don’t finish fun things easily.
My yin zhi has never lead me astray. But my yang zhi? That’s a whole different story.
You see, I am stubborn. If you’re being kind you’d call me “tenacious” or “determined” but it all amounts to the same thing: I push hard and I push long for the things I want. For important things like my clinic and my family, I can push through any mental resistance and laziness to get it done. But things that I do for fun? Or for my own self-care? That’s another story.
Parenting has always been a tricky subject for me because I see it as such a delicate balance of respecting my little person’s personhood and having enough discipline to teach her how to navigate the world. These five books are some of the best for helping me find that balance.
Feng shui is an ancient art that is intended to harmonize your relationship with your environment. It’s a beautiful, complicated art with many schools of thought and sometimes, it can be easy to get lost in the weeds. But there are some very simple, everyday things you can do to improve the feng shui of your home.
So you roll up your sleeves, ready to whip your home into shape. But kids don’t put their toys back. Dishes need to be done. You need to get work done. And, shockingly, you are the only one interested in decluttering.
Eventually days turn into weeks. Maybe you’re discouraged because your one perfect room makes the rest of the house look like a pit. Maybe the one category at a time method isn’t noticeable because you just cleaned around other clutter.
Eventually, as you tend to life, your decluttering project falls to the wayside because you prioritized other things and instead of a clean, Pinterest-perfect home you are left with guilt and a sense of failure.
The biggest hurdle of facing stress paralysis is admitting that you’re in the depth of it. Once that is done you can start making your way out of it, like with quicksand.
Here are fifteen ways to break out of stress paralysis, based on the Five Element theory.
Nothing says fall to me more than a cup of hot apple cider and a stack of books on my side table.
Some of you know this, many of you don’t: this isn’t my first blog. It’s my third! The last two faded into obscurity but the very first one was called ‘Shelfhelpless’ because I have an eternal love of self-help books.
So for this second blogtober post, I’d like to share six of my favorite shelf-help books in the hopes that you can find the same sort of joy in them that I have.(more…)