Entries by Kasey Mathews

The Gift of Connection

                My 2019 word of the year is Connection. Which reminds me of a story about the incredible power of connection. A few weeks after my first book, Preemie: Lessons in Love, Life, and Motherhood was released, I was traveling to speak at an event in front of […]

Feed Your Body and Soul

Do you ever have those days where you’ve got tons to do and feeding yourself ends up at the bottom of the list? Or the better question may be – do you ever NOT have those days? To show up as my best self and take care of everyone else, I know I have to […]

Setting the Tone

What’s the first thing you do in the morning? Do you grab your phone and see what text messages and emails arrived overnight? Do you flip on the tv and start your day with a dose of morning news? Do you jump out of bed and go from 0-60 to start the daily race of […]

Music as Self-Care

How do you define self-care? Many of us seem to think that self-care involves white terry-cloth robes, spa appointments, and day-long commitments. But I believe true and deep self-care is made up of moments – simple, magical moments we give to ourselves throughout our days. This past weekend my self-care practice was blasting soul-nourishing songs […]

Holiday Perfection

  The December issue of Country Living Magazine is sitting on my kitchen counter. On the cover, there’s a pretty white farmhouse. In front of the house sits an old mint-green truck with a freshly cut Christmas tree on top. Every window on the house has a wreath with red bows and garland hangs from […]

Ask Yourself: What Do You Need

When our daughter was little, there were times when she was so out of sorts, I felt helpless in helping her. One day, I opened up to a friend and shared this with her. In return, she offered the suggestion of asking our girl the simple question – What do you need? That question became […]

How to Respond with Gratitude

Last week, my life was full of Magical Moments – but probably not the kind you’re imagining. On Monday, we discovered that we’d accidentally cut the gas line to the stove while doing some DYI landscaping (no explosions or injuries, thank God!) Tuesday, the septic backed up and had to be pumped. Wednesday, the plumbers […]

Lead with your vulnerability

When working with coaching clients, whether to help uplift and transform their lives or bring their book to life, the theme that constantly emerges is Vulnerability. Lead with your vulnerability, I so often say. Open your heart and share what is there. That is where the magic begins. That is where others will connect to you. Easier said […]

What is yoga to you?

I was recently thinking about a yoga class where my teacher posed the question, “What is yoga to you?”  She wasn’t looking for any raised hands. The question was more of an offering; something to meditate upon throughout our practice. As I began bending and twisting, I thought that yoga was just simply moving my body. […]

You Have Permission to Take Care of Yourself

With kids home for the summer and the house feeling wonderfully noisy and chaotic, I was just thinking back on the days when the kids were little and even more noisy and the house was even more chaotic. There were days when I was so exhausted, my eyes wouldn’t focus properly. Yet even on the rare […]