Reclaim Your Energy: Wellness-Boosting Tips for Women

Feeling energized and positive all day isn’t as difficult to achieve as you may think. Simply taking care of your general wellness can do wonders for your mental and physical health, giving you the power that you need to hit the ground running and make the life you want for yourself. These helpful tips can…

Balancing Business with Motherhood – It’s Possible

If someone would have told me two years ago that I would own my own business, I would have rolled my eyes, laughed and told them all the reasons I could never be an entrepreneur. Now, here I am, just over a year into my journey as the owner of Chasing Sleep. What changed, you…

Stay in your Own Lane

If you know me, you know I love Brené Brown. One of my favourite expressions that she uses is: “Stay in your own lane.” Take a minute and think about driving your car on a fast-moving highway. Think about that feeling you get when you’ve stayed in the passing lane a little longer than you should have.…

27 Power Life Statements

Every once in a while a blog post comes along that makes you get curious about yourself. Question your intentions, your values, your why, what you live by. Anchors you into your truth.  The other day I was reading a blog post about the writers ’27 Life Power Statements’ + it peaked my curiosity about what…

Please Be Kind – A Plea from a Small Business Owner

I’ve been a small business owner for three years now. Before that, I worked for a small, family-run, business. I wouldn’t change it for the world, but, I do want to ask one small favour of you, if you’re reading this: Please be kind. I don’t know when or why it happened, but it seems like…

Relationships and Small Business

The life of a small business owner can be a challenging, yet rewarding balancing act. Sometimes it seems like there isn’t enough time in the day to ensure that all our business needs are taken care of. Throw in a full time job, and this balance may become even more precarious. So what gets moved…

Entrepreneurship and Mental Health: Breaking The Silence

This is a bit of a new post for me. It’s also one of the most important. Quite recently, Instagram released a new campaign called #HereForYou. The goal of this campaign is to bring together stories from Instagram users around the world who struggle with mental illness. I love this campaign because it gives those…

When and How to Say No as a Small Business Owner

“No.” The most dreaded word that we small biz owners hate to use. Why? Because it says no to money, no to exposure and generally makes the person on the receiving end unhappy. But what happens when saying yes too many times starts to take its toll on us? Making us unhappy in the end? Last…

How to deal with negative comments online

Your company receives a negative review or comment on social media, it’s an ugly feeling, we know. But don’t let your emotions take the wheel on this, there’s a simple formula for diffusing and dealing with negativity online. Here’s six simple steps to dealing with negative comments: Read carefully: read the post carefully and ask yourself…

Emotional Support in Small Businesses

At the beginning of the year, I took some time to map out my blog post schedule. In my effort to blog with more regularity, I sat down and planned what days and which topics would be published all the way through to the end of June. When it came to this week’s post, my…

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