I will be the first to admit, I love a good life hack.
This one is geared more towards our female clients but next week we will have something for our male clients as well!
Click over to the article to read her top picks!
We are big fans of Self Care in all its forms here at Mad Hatter. So when our friends over at "Busy Moms Collective" shared an awesome article we wanted to share with our Busy Mom clients about Making YOURSELF a priority... and being a better Mom for it!
Today Stacey asks are you running your life or is your life running you? She shares specific ways on how to make deliberate choices to lead the life you want and how to start living in the moment and stop letting time pass by with no recollection. You know, those moments where you ask yourself where the last three hours went and have absolutely no idea?
Throughout the podcast she gives insights and tips on how to find pockets of joy in our busy, chaotic mom lives. Simple moments that give us a chance to enjoy ourselves and our families.
She takes us on her journey on how she was able to start living with more intention and encourages us to find joyful moments while gently reminding us that it begins with us.
Our friends over at White Space Design Studio shared an awesome blog about 4 of their best time management tips and I thought I'd share them with you!
"You’re busy. You don’t feel as productive as you’d like to be.Time feels limited, especially when you’re trying to balance taking care of your family + the demands of work. With so many things to do it’s easy to fall into the trap of bouncing from one task to the next, with little to show for it at the end of the day.
You tell yourself things will get better when you get caught up, get a better routine, be more organised, things slow down a bit … if you just had more time you could get it sorted."
Head on over to the link for the full article!
Our friends over at Hey-Mommy released this awesome recipe for easier mornings, because who doesn't want an easier morning?
Feel down on yourself, overwhelmed, and binge eat more often than you'd like to?Do chocolate and carbs go straight to the hips and thighs?
We love this challenge from Jimena, a Certified Holistic Nutrition Coach. Feel free to check it out below!
I'm not going to lie. I am one of those mothers who love their kids more than life, but I do not enjoy school breaks. My oldest starts his school break on Monday and I was struggling on how I was going to keep a 6 & 3 year old entertained for 6 days...
Now I can look no further!
My friends over at "Lilladu Exchange" posted this awesome article about things you can do INSIDE with your kiddos while it's cold! I'm loving it! I've got a plan and the kids are excited!
Click on over and tell me which one is your favorite!
Our friends over at Maroon Oak have put out a list of free resources designed to help you grow, and in case you missed it, that's what we've been focusing on here at Mad Hatter!
Feed the dream. Starve the distractions.The signs are all around us – for career advancement, lifelong learning is a requisite and unproductive habits a deterrent.
Free is definitely an attractive word to enhance learning, but if you are reading this today, you’ve already displayed your keen interest in being a learner.
Luck favors us. We are living in a time when educators and subject matter experts are putting thrilling and life changing content out there, in the hope of vying for the most prized commodity – our attention. The only barriers to learning are our own personal motivation and mindset.
The beauty is that we can learn at our own pace and as long as we keep moving, forward is forward.
As a career woman and a business owner, I have my personal list of go-to resources that never fail to deliver. And everytime I stumble across a fantastic and FREE resource, I wonder why didn’t I know about this earlier?
Since you took a step forward and committed your time, here’s a curated list of free learning resources – Websites, Apps, Forums, Platforms etc. garnered from various career professionals. Have fun exploring new avenues to amplify your personal, career or business development!
We are heading on out of the "New Year, New You" Phase but if you're like me, you've got big plans for the year. So how do you keep all your plans on track? You need an accountability system!
I love this post from our friends over at "The Entrepreneur's Toolbox" about developing a system that works for you in 5 easy steps!
Go check it out and let me know which one is your favorite!
Our friends over at "Fit As A Mama Bear" shared the easiest 7 Make Ahead Breakfasts to make for easy mornings!
This little snippet will have you clicking the link to see more for sure:
The solution to healthy mornings as a busy mom isn’t to skip breakfast, grab muffins at timmies or rock on the go cereal, it’s to have a recipe stash of make ahead breakfasts!
I hate to be the one to tell you this #sorrynotsorry but healthy eating definitely requires a bit of planning and prep (gasp!). This most definitely doesn’t mean you need to spend hours in the kitchen slaving- far from it! But it does mean you need to have a game plan.
And I’m here to give you one.
Our friend, Dr. Katie Gert, has compiled an amazing list of resources to help deal with anxiety. As most of you know this is something I struggle with and many of my clients do as well. I hope you find this resource helpful!
One of the most frustrating things I encountered when I was dealing with anxiety, panic attacks, OCD, was the inability to find all the resources I needed in one place. I spent thousands of hours (literally thousands) scouring the internet, YouTube, and Pinterest trying to find solutions for all my various issues.
This struggle was one of the main reasons I started coaching anxious mamas and created my website. I wanted there to be one place where a mama could go to find all of this resources she needed to overcome her anxiety.
I've been spending a great deal of time compiling resources for you, in one place. These are quality resources. I did the worth so you don't have to spend hours searching, not sure if you're reading fact or fiction!
Without further adieu, click here for the Ultimate List of Anxiety Resources.
Also, if you haven't done so already, be sure to download your FREE copy of the Anxious Mama's Guide to Living a More Balanced Life today!
We love this recipe from over at Livin' Well!
"Like many people in January I am always looking for healthier recipes. Coming off the sugar high of Christmas and all the goodies is certainly a challenge. I could for sure be called a cookie monster if I lacked self control! These Healthy Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies have been doing the trick. They satisfy my sweet tooth without all the sugar and only take a two seconds to whip up!"
Head on over to the link to get the full recipe!
This year is off to a rocking start and I can't even describe how excited I am to be bringing you such awesome new stuff!
Last year was big for us event wise and this year is going to be even bigger!
So far we've got 10 events on the books! So I wanted to let you know EXACTLY where you could find us if you should feel so inclined to go look!
Keep in mind, this list is still growing (at warp speed) so if you're interested in having us at your next event, book us today!
January 9: Bridal Workshop in Cummings, GA
January 20: Our first ever Mommy & Me Yoga Class here at the office! Followed closely by the First Annual Lookout Wild Film Festival
January 26: Red Heart Association's Workplace Wellness Summit
January 27: 3 Rivers Throwdown Crossfit Compition in Rome, GA (Make sure you get a T-Shirt, you may see a logo you recognize!)
February 3: Mommy & Me Yoga at my office
February 17: Mommy & Me Yoga at my office
February 24: TN Top Roller 6
March 3: Mommy & Me Yoga at my office
March 4: Chattanooga Marathon
March 10: Chattanooga Rump Run
March 17: Mommy & Me Yoga at my office
March 24: I will be volunteering at Heritage Highschool's Walk for Suicide Awareness
March 31: Mommy & Me Yoga at my office
April 7&8: The Socumos Mountain Goat Trail Race Weekend
April 9: Tee Up & Wine Down Golf Tournament
April 14: Mommy & Me Yoga at my office
April 28: Mommy & Me Yoga at my office
May 18-20: Ironman 70.3
We are going through a major rebrand!
My biggest goals are to:
So to do that we are Moving!
Our new website will be www.madhattermassageandwellness.com
You will still have access to all the great content you have here, just under a different domain name.
Our store front will still be in the same place (1404 Battlefield Parkway Fort Oglethorpe, GA 30742 across from Pal's Carwash).
Thank you for your patience and continued support!
“Drink more water” – It’s a statement you probably hear constantly from doctors, health coaches, your massage therapist, advertisements, and even mom and dad.
But how much water are you really supposed to drink and how can you make doing so a bit easier?
How many times have you come home from work tired & stressed out, aching and grumpy? You look online and your massage therapist is closed. Great. Now what? You look to your partner! You get a 5 minute shoulder rub and then they want you to work on them!
Mattie is a Licensed Massage Therapist who operates a spa in Dalton, Georgia.