You're stressed, cranky, can't sleep. You feel like you have done everything you can to shake it off, but it feels like you can't get out of the rut. 

Been there.

It seems like everywhere we turn, there’s a new way to self-care: take a bath, bake a cake, organize your house, go for a walk. I’m not saying there isn’t truth in this… I’m saying we are conditioned to believe self-care is a specific set of things. And guess what? I’m here to squash that!  Let’s talk about the myths we believe about self-care.

5 Myths About Self-Care

April 7, 2019

I wavered between two extremes: working long hours and skipping lunch breaks to get everything done or just wanting to stay home and avoid everything. It felt like my anger was constantly right beneath the surface. A client grew angry with me about resources not being allocated quickly enough, and it took everything in my power not to scream back. My boss asking me to take on an additional case felt like a personal attack because couldn’t she already see I was drowning?

Struggling Through My Own Burn-Out

April 1, 2019

Burn-out has become a more and more popular buzz-word these days- but what the heck is it? Today we look at its symptoms and implications because it doesn’t just impact your today. It can also affect your tomorrow.

What the Heck is Burn-Out Really?

March 24, 2019

Stop assuming millennials are young, lazy entitled kids… really we are grown-ass adults. Let’s take a look at the history of burn-out- first coined in the 1970s by Herbert Feudenberger. Over time, there has been more and more research into understanding burn-out. Why does it seem more prevalent now? Maybe technology, student debt and changing culture could have something to do with it.

Is Burn-Out Made Up By Lazy Millennials?

March 18, 2019

We’ll take a look at the difference between mental illness and mental health. While not everyone will experience mental illness in their lifetime, mental health is something everyone has from birth. It impacts our relationships, our abilities to handle change, pressure & responsibilities, our identity. The list goes on and on. Our mental health requires regular maintenance.

What Is Mental Health?

March 10, 2019

For the first time, I was experiencing burnout. I was draining myself, couldn’t talk to my hubby, felt anxious, for guilty for taking time off yet still running through all of my personal days. I was stress-eating, crying for no reason, working harder for less results. Pause with Purpose was born to help others preemptively care for themselves- for pausing life intentionally to become a habit, a priority.

Why Pausing Life Purposely is So Important to Me

February 22, 2019

Hey there!

I am the social-working, Harry-Potter loving, Michigan-living girl behind Pause with Purpose. At my last job, I experienced burnout for the first time... I had NO idea what was going on, how to fix it, or if it could happen again. 

From that experience, Pause with Purpose was born. I don't want another woman to experience burn-out & stress & think she is alone. I don't want women to continue neglecting their mental health in the name of being a good mother, daughter, wife, sister, friend, professional. 

Hey guys! I’m on my way back to the US right now from an European cruise… OH MY GOD, am I right? I’ll share lots of pictures and what we did in a later blog post, but today I wanted to talk about something I dealt with before going on vacation. THE GUILT. THE STRESS. […]

Feeling Guilt about going on Vacation

June 9, 2019

Creating boundaries at work has lessened the perfectionism need. I mean, yes, I’d love to be great at my job, be the perfect wife, mom to my dog-children, be there for my friends and loved ones ALWAYS… but that’s not life. Most days, I am great at all of these things, and sometimes I suck. I’m allowing myself a little wiggle-room here. Wiggle-room is good.

5 Ways to Create Boundaries at Work

June 2, 2019

Creating boundaries at work has lessened the perfectionism need. I mean, yes, I’d love to be great at my job, be the perfect wife, mom to my dog-children, be there for my friends and loved ones ALWAYS… but that’s not life. Most days, I am great at all of these things, and sometimes I suck. I’m allowing myself a little wiggle-room here. Wiggle-room is good.

5 Ways to Create Boundaries at Work

June 2, 2019

Trying to understand anxiety without recognizing it is like trying to cross the ocean in a rowboat; completely unrealistic. Today I’m talking about how I’ve worked through some of it, trying to understand exactly what my game plan is when anxiety strikes!

Dealing with My Anxiety

May 26, 2019

Need to figure out what’s going on with your self-care? Get some ideas and work on your own routine with our Decompress Strategies! Included with 2 new worksheets!

Need Some Ways to Decompress? We GOT YOU!!

May 19, 2019

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