Pregnancy is a time when you can definitely feel vulnerable rather than daring. Certainly for first time mothers you are stepping into the unknown. Your body changes and your perception of yourself can too.
If you have been working in your career for a number of years and have most of your days under control, the first few weeks with a new baby will generally turn that on its head.
Raising Happiness – 10 Simple Tips for more joyful kids and happier parents. What a completely cool and refreshing title for a parenting book!
Dr Christine Carter, Happiness Expert, Sociologist and Parent Educator speaks avidly on the choice parents have to make.
Last year I spent a lot of time under my duvet.
With a broken foot and then a broken heart I indulged in an enforced period of respite from the world and did a ton of reading.
God bless Amazon, Apple and Kindle one-clicks.
Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg flicked the brightest lightbulb on for me and gave me so many a-ha moments about choices I had made in my career. I suddenly realised how I had subconsciously played small and stepped back from opportunities because of my desire to have a family and the limiting internal belief that I couldn’t enjoy a successful career too.
At first glance it all sounds a bit “Raiders of the Lost Ark” – exploring a hidden path in our minds which can lead to hidden treasures and resolving part hurts.
But read Heart in the Womb by London based Obstetrician, Dr Amali Lokugamage and I challenge you not to do a “Whoo Hoo” about the exciting potential of your “pregnancy brain”!
“What Would You Do If You Were’nt Afraid?”
Many clients I see are very successful in the workplace and enjoy their careers.
Having a baby can introduce real feelings of conflict you may not have been expecting; as you struggle with leaving your current “baby” your career, and have mixed feelings about returning to work after giving birth.
Money: A Love Story: Untangle Your Financial Woes and Create the Life You Really Want. The title intrigued me!
As author Kate Northrup explains in her Introduction:
Money is “a stand-in for something else…we trade in money for what we want, for things that, in our eyes, have a certain value. Money in and of itself is nothing. It’s what money represents that makes the whole shebang a little complex.