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How I Shed Those Unwanted Holiday Pounds, Bills and Family Members

Leslie Blanchard | Posted 01.04.2017 | Fifty
Leslie Blanchard

The first week of January may very well be my least favorite week of the year. To borrow an accounting term, I'm operating in the red in every departm...

4 Things Moms Can Do To Avoid Stress

Gabrielle Pfeiffer | Posted 10.20.2016 | Parents
Gabrielle Pfeiffer

It's easy to get caught up in your routine and chores every day, but don't let it consume 100% of your life. It can be pretty stressful at times, but if you take it one day at a time and try to roll with the punches, you may be able to avoid stress a little better.

5 Ways To Keep Books Relevant Today

Gabrielle Pfeiffer | Posted 08.16.2016 | Books
Gabrielle Pfeiffer

I can't remember the first book I ever read, and I can't remember the name of every book that has changed my life. I can, however, tell you every story I have read that has made a significant impact on my life. When I was growing up we didn't have Kindles and laptops and smartphones that had every book ever written at the touch of a button.

13 Activities You Should Do Alone at Least Once in Your Life

SELF | Posted 04.25.2016 | Healthy Living
SELF

The fear of being alone is ingrained early on, basically as soon as you exit the womb. No one wants to be the person who doesn't know anyone at a party, even though if you look at it differently, it can actually be a fun experience.

'Me' Time at Work

Judith Bowman | Posted 03.30.2016 | Business
Judith Bowman

When we are fully absorbed in an activity, the mind tends to get focused and more pointed. "Me" time away from business-at-hand allows the mind to become steadier, quieter, promoting more awareness, harnessing new energy, becoming more attentive.

How I Learned To Conquer Fear and Love After My Divorce

Divorce Magazine | Posted 01.08.2017 | Divorce
Divorce Magazine

Before my divorce, I never knew how much I hated having alone time. Just lying in bed at night alone in my apartment on nights that my ex-husband had the boys were so hard. I would either watch TV or read until I couldn't bear to keep my eyes open any longer.

Have Some Bubbly. By Yourself.

Terri Trespicio | Posted 10.28.2016 | Women
Terri Trespicio

I arrived the other night in the Twin Cities for a client meeting, and stayed in an ultra-swank hotel in downtown Minneapolis. The kind of place you walk into and, thanks to the genius lighting scheme, sculptural elements, music and overall vibe, you feel way cooler than you have any business being.

My Time With Me

Jamie Scanlon | Posted 09.17.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Jamie Scanlon

"He sat at what felt like the end of the Earth, pondering a life that's been, a life that's happening and a life that's to come; whilst he did not kno...

On Mindfulness

Harpreet Kaur | Posted 08.17.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Harpreet Kaur

During my last trip to India I lost count how many people I met that had either been on a vipassana 10-day course, or were about to go on one, suggest...

How To Learn To Love Alone Time

Liana Gergely | Posted 07.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Liana Gergely

The feeling of being so uncomfortable in my skin and feeling like I needed to be around people all the time to take a deep breath -- that was loneliness. The feeling of complete anxiety and fear when a boyfriend broke up with me -- that was loneliness. But this? This is peace. This is fun.

Up a Tree

Marcia Liss | Posted 06.22.2016 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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The Introvert Travel Guide

Melanie Biehle | Posted 05.22.2016 | Travel
Melanie Biehle

There's been more talk about introversion in recent years. By now many people finally understand that being an introvert doesn't mean that I'm quiet or shy.

The Ever-Evolving Mom

Julie Dermer | Posted 05.14.2016 | Parents
Julie Dermer

I've dabbled into the "selfless mom" mentality over the years and it never felt good. In fact, the more I obsessed about my mommy role, the more batty I started to feel.

People Who Don't Do Stuff Alone Are Missing Out

Sara Eckel | Posted 05.08.2016 | Women
Sara Eckel

When my friend first told me she was afraid to go out alone, I was surprised. But then I remembered that my first solo excursions were pretty uncomfortable, especially on weekend nights.

How to Really Support Mom on Mother's Day (Hint: Ditch the Flowers)

Jacqueline Wilson | Posted 05.07.2016 | Parents
Jacqueline Wilson

Poll any of the moms in the room with you or on your social media what they would like to get for Mother's Day and you will start to see overwhelmingly similar answers that will boil down to some form of "time alone" or "me time."

10 Reasons Why Being Alone Is Awesome

Kelly Fitzgerald | Posted 06.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Kelly Fitzgerald

I finally love my alone time, in fact I cherish it and I need it. I also meditate! Imagine that. Everyone can benefit from alone time and here are some reasons why.

Why Alone Time For You Is Good For Your Kids

Cheryl Elizabeth | Posted 05.17.2015 | Parents
Cheryl Elizabeth

If my kids never saw me take time to refuel and rest, often through pursuing my hobbies and passions, would they grow up thinking they always have to be working, serving and doing?

I Am An Introvert, Leave Me Alone!

Olga Mecking | Posted 05.16.2015 | Women
Olga Mecking

Just because I don't smile doesn't mean that I am unhappy. It just means that I am thinking about something that I consider important. It means that I am trying to find some space for myself in a public place.

Talking About The Hard In Motherhood

Tricia Mirchandani | Posted 05.10.2015 | Parents
Tricia Mirchandani

I handed him the baby monitor that was silent, but only because I had the thing turned all the way down. The little light bar was a constant shade of toddler-is-screaming-red.

10 Reasons It's Healthy For Parents to Spend Time Away from Their Kids

Carrie Visintainer | Posted 05.04.2015 | Parents
Carrie Visintainer

From the time they're born, kids observe everything. It's good for them to know that their parents are individuals, too, with their very own wants, needs and passions. This is the beginning of teaching kids about the concept of identity.

A Mom's Bill of Rights

Meredith Hale | Posted 03.23.2015 | Parents
Meredith Hale

As a mom, it's easy to forget that I'm part of the equation. But no more shall I go hungry, naked and deaf.

In Loving Memory Of A Moment Alone

Marilynn Halas | Posted 01.14.2015 | Parents
Marilynn Halas

When I became a mom, I knew my life would change. There would be diapers, sleepless nights and booties -- and I am one of those weirdos who actually enjoyed most of it. But what I did not realize was that I would never again use the bathroom alone.

What I Realized When I Asked for Help

Kate Baer | Posted 01.13.2015 | Parents
Kate Baer

Why is it so hard to ask for help? The words get stuck in my throat like a dinner roll I've inhaled without a glass of water, and I'm left dry and weary. The speeches I've rehearsed during angry cleaning are such a waste. I could have been listening to a podcast.

My 'Moment' at The Met and Why You Might Need One, Too

Carrie Visintainer | Posted 11.23.2014 | Parents
Carrie Visintainer

The guilt intensified as we walked through the armory containing life-sized horses and knights, swords and guns. I could picture my son's eyes as big as dinner plates as he perused the displays.

I Wanted To Run Away Today

Kathy Radigan | Posted 11.18.2014 | Parents
Kathy Radigan

Today was one of those days where I questioned every choice I ever made in my 48 years on this planet. I thought back to a time in my life when my house was quiet, and all I had to think about was myself.