Grab a cup of tea, read on, and learn from this wise, inspiring woman. The lowdown: Lori K. Mihalich-Levin, JD, is the founder of Mindful Return, author of Back to Work After Baby: How to Plan and Navigate a Mindful Return from Maternity Leave, and creator of the Mindful Return E-Course. A health care partner in the health care practice of a global law firm, she also is mama to two beautiful red-headed boys. Lori holds a law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center a
Mother’s Day is coming soon — how would you like to spend yours? Take a moment and imagine your ideal Mother’s Day, one in which you are heartily celebrated and emphatically appreciated for all that you do and for the amazing Superwoman you are: Perhaps your special day begins with waking blissfully of your own accord (no electronic or human-child alarm), sunlight streaming in through the open window, birds singing melodically in the blooming trees, as a soft, warm breeze car
Photo by Juliette Leufke/unsplash Question: What’s it like to be a published author? Answer (How long do you have?): #1. Awesome. #2. Somewhat like bringing a baby into the world (read about the similarities here). #3. In retrospect, though, the process is summed up perfectly by Adam Grant, NYTimes best-selling author, professor, and motivation/meaning expert in his popular TedTalk. In it, he discusses the trajectory of any creative project resembling something like this: Thi
Photo by Ben White One of the things I love about the preschool years is the sweet mispronunciations and accidental word mashups, giving me pause as I decipher what it is my soon-to-be five-year-old is attempting to convey. The latest to come out of the little guy’s mouth: Confunctional. [con-fuhngk-shuh-nl], adjective Definition: A delightful combination of confusing and dysfunctional. (Disparaging but not cruel, used mostly in jest, occasionally in a fit of frustration.) Ex
My first book, Breathe, Mama, Breathe: 5-Minute Mindfulness for Busy Moms is due out in just a few short months. Much like motherhood, creating a book has been one wonderful, wild, enlightening ride. Here are my Top 10 ways writing a book is like having a baby: Mindfulness is challenging. Living mindfully while writing a book on mindful motherhood is, at times, quite the challenge, occasionally even an impossible oxymoron. Same with mindfully parenting actual, live children.