Life Re-Treat

Life Re-Treat

Life Re-Treat is dedicated to helping busy women and mothers learn how to treat themselves with love, compassion and grace. I’ll share tips and tricks on everything from self care, holistic health and wellness, motherhood and more. This show is your reminder that you’re not alone and through all the seasons of your life, this podcast is here to help encourage, support and champion you.

Episodes

November 3, 2022 30 min

If you’ve been feeling self-doubt, insecurity, you’re stressed out/burnt out or you're just feeling overwhelmed by the season of life you’re going through, I have six tips that will truly help you start to turn things around. 

This podcast isn’t about just simply pushing through those negative feelings for surface level positivity. Nope. 

During this podcast, you’re going to hear about six actionable ways you can start to feel po...

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We're do-ers, perfectionists. We're the ones who double check the work. If the towels aren't folded right, then we secretly refold them before they go in the closet. 

We're taking care of everyone first, and never asking for help. Maybe because secretly we believe that if we ask for help it says "I can't do it all". And if I can't do it all, then who am I? 

Today's short but sweet episode is an off...

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As women, mothers, wives, we’re typically trying to be it all and do it all. Not just in our home, but also at work. It’s why it’s so easy for us to feel like we have to be superwoman, but that tends to lead to burn out and in turn makes it easier for us to start letting things like meal prep, exercise, meditation and self care go to the wayside. 

This meditation will guide you towards remembering who you are as a woman and celebrat...

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Raising two kids under the age of three has its ups and downs. Sure our house is always in mass chaos, and life will continue to change as they both get older. 

I realized that with Carter turning one on September 2 (tomorrow), there were some pretty significant lessons learned raising kids that are 18 months apart. 

These lessons learned will apply to any mother. Whether you’re a mom-to-be, a mom to one, or a seasoned mother, these ...

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Our holistic health is more than calories in and calories out. 

Learning to find ways to measure our health that isn’t related to the scale is something I’ve been really passionate about for over 5+ years. 

When I saw a post from @sarahinyellow on IG, I felt like she so succinctly described everything I’ve been sharing with all of you over the years when it comes to the measure of our health. 


So in today’s podcast episode, I’...

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Have you come to rely on your diet as the ultimate source of truth when it comes to eating healthy? 

Maybe without it you feel like you’ll never create healthy habits and trusting your gut/intuition when it comes to food just seems woo woo?

This podcast episode is going to help break the stigma around intuitive eating. It’s going to help shine a light on learning how to trust your intuition again, and why doing so can absolutely help...

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Do you have a method for dealing with stress? Or do you just push it way down and try not to deal with the situation?

Chronic stress can actually pose some pretty intense health risks, like headaches/migraines, hair loss, slower digestion, weight gain, lower sexual drive, and even heart disease.

So it’s extremely important to find ways to deal with your stress. Use these ten simple tips on how to deal with stress to get yourself back...

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If you're feeling burnt the eff out from being a mom, wife, employee, business owner, etc., you're not alone. 

The past two years have been tough, especially on those who have to also be teachers while holding down the fort at home. 

Burnout is real, and it can happen for a multitude of reasons. But burnout doesn't have to be a constant in your life. 

This week's episode, I'm sharing eight tangible tips on how to a...

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You've set a brand new goal, and you're feeling really jazzed about it. But as you continue progressing towards your goal, you've noticed that your closest family and friends don't seem overly supportive.

You're struggling to keep going with said goal because it feels like those closest to you don't get it. They don't understand your goal and why you're so excited about it.

Then it starts to feel like ...

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Are you setting boundaries or expectations?

There really is a difference. When you have expectations, they're typically not voiced and you expect others around you to know what you need, and what your boundaries are.

On the other hand, boundaries are clearly stated and are not to be crossed.

But in the world of 'yes' and wanting to do it all as women and mamas, how do we communicate and set those clear boundaries?


How you c...

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Balance seems to be the word of the year. Or maybe it's always been the word and feeling we chase after, but in 2022 we're hyper-sensitive and aware of how much it's lacking in our lives.

What we've got to understand is that balance can and does exist. It just looks different for each and every person. 

There are three main tools I use to create balance in my life with a full-time job, being a mom (two under 3), a wif...

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We're heading into summer and you're feeling the winter weight and vowing to make a change. You start setting goals to help you achieve your desired weight loss. 

Vowing to yourself that this summer will be different. 

You’ll definitely stick to your diet and exercise routine, surely making it past the first month when everyone else gives up.

But life gets in the way, and that routine you set for yourself seems too complicated...

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Hey mama - I see you. I see you in Target trying to get your screaming child to calm down. I see you because I am you. 

We’ve fully entered the terrible twos with Kennedy. As our first child we’re going through all these “firsts” with her, which includes temper tantrums and meltdowns. 

Over the course of the past six months we’ve begun to recognize the difference between these two and how to best deal with them. 

Make sure to save thi...

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As women we are conditioned to believe that we have to do it all. That if we don’t do it, no one else will. Or if it’s not done right, then we have to re-do it. 

But what if we gave that all up. What if we began to realize that we don’t have to be superwoman? Where you finally started to trust others around you and believed that getting one item crossed off your to-do list each day was okay. 

This conversation came from a night out w...

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We've all said it before: "I'm too busy to do x, y or z". Our lives feel busier than ever lately. We're working while homeschooling, parenting and running businesses. Honestly just trying to keep our sh*t together on a regular basis and it's not always easy. 

So I get it. I get what it's like to feel like you have to do it all and still wonder how you're going to fit in self care practices. How you...

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Infertility affects 10% of women in the US population, yet so many are afraid to speak out about it. They feel like it’s somehow their fault for being infertile and needing to turn to IVF as a way to get pregnant. 

I’m here to break that stigma and share our story and journey through the IVF process and what allowed us to have a successful egg retrieval and transfer on the first round. 

If you’re someone who’s about to go through, go...

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Are you a body positive warrior? Can you be one and, at the same time, also want to lose weight?

What makes someone body positive and how do you cultivate body positivity within yourself when you’re feeling less than stellar in your own skin and are looking to lose weight?

It’s a topic I’m taking on today and sharing my thoughts on how to create a positive body image while also being comfortable with losing weight.  


Can you be body p...

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If you’ve been considering joining Weight Watchers (WW), or maybe you’ve been on it for years, this episode is going to be one to hear my take on why WW isn’t what you might think it is.

After 5+ years on Weight Watchers, I like to think I know a thing or two about this diet program. I felt it very necessary to share more details on WW and what you should be taking into account if you’re thinking about starting or how the progra...

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Feeling stuck in your health journey lately? Or wondering why it feels so hard to lose weight? Or struggling with reaching a positive body image?

These 10 body positive affirmations are going to help set you on the right track by helping you achieve your health goals.

10 Body Positive Affirmations to Help with Weight Loss and Improved Self Esteem


In episode 005 we chat about:

  • Why you should practice affirmations
  • The most important aspec...
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    Let’s face it. We’ve all had those days where we feel less than stellar in our own skin. Where we struggle to feel confident and comfortable with our appearance.

    Typically this can lead to beating ourselves up for not being as fit as we would like to be. Or being upset with ourselves for having a bowl of ice cream at the end of the night.

    So how do we get out of our own way and get ourselves out of our body image funk? How do we begi...

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