Work, Life, Balance – Balancing A Career And Motherhood

In theory, this sounds like a beautiful thing. It takes the edge off the guilt. Why, might you ask, do you feel guilt, Dawn? Well, it’s easy. I’m a working mom. I wonder if men ever experience this — how it feels to go to work every day with the weight of guilt bearing down. … Read more

Career Transition

One day you wake up and you are out of a job. You have a few choices. You can cover your head with a blanket and hide, which you are entitled to do. You can hop on the computer, start updating your resume, and look for something in the same field. Or, you can walk … Read more

My Kidney Disease Diagnosis

2013 was a year I will never forget. As I stare at the date, I realize the number 13 is considered to be unlucky for most. For my ex-husband and I, that wasn’t the case. We always thought it to be our lucky number, and in this instance, it was no different. It’s important to … Read more

Non-Negotiables

I read recently that it’s a good idea to write down what you consider your non-negotiables or beliefs in your life that you would never go against. It’s the values in your life that allow you to live your best life. So, here are some of mine. I’m continually working on my well-being. Staying healthy … Read more

Why I Practice Yoga

The word ‘Yoga’ comes from the Sanskrit root word ‘Yug,’ meaning ‘to join” or ‘to unite.” Yoga can be spiritual and meditative. By focusing on the harmony between your mind and body, you can deepen your practice and learn to free your mind to create a connection to your deeper self or a higher power. … Read more

Self Care

I know that the words, “self-care,” have been around for a bit but I only recently (in the last 6 months) started using it myself. I guess it crossed over into the mainstream a couple of years ago. Starting this blog site and being on social media almost full time has exposed me to what … Read more

An Honest Conversation About Navigating Motherhood And Career

I was never that girl that had a deep yearning to be a mother. I loved my freedom, my career and have always been fiercely independent.  In fact, I spent much of my young adult life debating whether or not motherhood was meant for me – erring on the side of it not being so. … Read more