Be an Imposter Assassin

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Imposter syndrome is a real thing, especially for women. Even when we earn a role (be it at work, at home, in the community – I’m talking manager, mother, organization board member..) we feel like we don’t actually live up...
Ventura County Mom Collective is thrilled to bring you our 2021 Guide to Fitness, Health + Wellness around Ventura County. Families are ready to get back to taking care of their health. Whether it be a gym membership, a personal...
Healthy for the Holidays This year, I noticed that Pumpkin Spice Everything started in September, which means that the "eating season" started early this year.  Each fall we are inundated with a rise in sugar everywhere we turn.  From the...
I’m far-sighted.. and it’s not a good thing. Anxiety I’ve been reading about anxiety lately. The idea is that anxiety is related to the past or the future, and that to quell it, you should realize that in this moment you are...
Good Sleep and Moms As a mom, getting quality sleep is one of those long lost memories.  I underestimated the cost sleep deprivation would have on my body.  All the advice I received to "sleep while the baby sleeps" and...
(Trigger Warning - This article discusses rape and sexual assault.) I woke up and was sickened by what I read. I haven’t been able to shake this feeling of disbelief and sadness. The Headline The headline read “Woman on Train Raped As...

Fighting For Joy

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Some days, I just want to hide.  I want to stay in bed wrapped in a blanket like a human sized burrito and escape all of my troubles.  Without fail, one of my three children will enter my bedroom...
It is a well-known fact that exercise and activity improve quality of life and longevity.  After years of working on this particular habit personally and helping others do the same, I've learned that knowing doesn't equal doing.  We KNOW...
Look, I know this is the age of self-care. I know this is the era of, “stop overextending yourself” and “it’s okay to just say no”! I know we are trying to learn to “put on our oxygen masks...
In 2007, we welcomed our second son into the world.  We were excited to bring our baby boy home to meet his brother and start living as a family of four.  But soon after getting settled at home, my...

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