Postpartum rest challenges me to learn and grow in ways that make me uncomfortable. I’m not great at resting. Snudge, a word like Hygge that tells us to remain quiet and rest, is my goal for the postpartum period. But it’s not always easy for me to do.
Trauma, Sex, and Somatic Experiencing: How to Better Understand Birth and the Postpartum Periods — Episode #094 With Kimberly Ann Johnson
Kimberly Ann joins me to talk about the experience of childbirth and the crucial postpartum period, when time to heal is a necessity, not a luxury.
A lot of milestones for our podcast: we turned one in October, and overall we released 63 new episodes in 2018 (92 episodes overall). As we get closer to our hundredth episode, I wanted to take time to look back and reflect back on the journey we’ve been on. What I gather from the most-listened-to episodes is that people are hungry for the truth. The real stories of parenting, motherhood, and postpartum recovery. These are the episodes that resonated.
Today, Emylee Williams joins me to explain how her schedule evolved over time, her three day work week, and the value of taking time for herself.
Today, I’m walking you through my 10-question annual review process, discussing how I approach looking back at the previous year and planning for the future.
If you ever feel like the work you are doing in your business isn’t “enough,” or you feel down, like you haven’t accomplished enough, first: I see you, I hear you. I’ve felt the same way so often. Here’s why it can seem like business is so slow, and how to widen the lens to account for all the things (ALL THE THINGS) you really do.
“I had my son on a Tuesday, and I was on calls on a Friday—but I was home, and I was not in fundraising mode, and I was not out doing meetings, and I was not going into the office. I was both focused on enjoying these first couple incredible weeks of his life and also healing. At the same time, I had this pressure breathing down my neck of completing the raise.” — Dr. Robin Berzin shares her story of becoming a CEO after years in medical practice as a doctor.
Every year I sit down and use these ten questions to reflect back on the year, and to look forward and think about the year ahead. Doing an annual review has been one of my favorite practices. Here’s how to do your own.
A Quick, Simple Framework for Reflection if You’re Busy, Postpartum, Pregnant, or Freaking Exhausted
If you’ve got your hands full and you feel overwhelmed by the end of the year, here are three super-simple questions to do a quick-n-easy (ish) review. I love these questions at the end of the year, or even just at the end of any project or month.