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Exhaustion

How to Enjoy the Often Exhausting Role of Parenthood

Vanessa Loder | Posted 07.16.2015 | Parents
Vanessa Loder

What if we felt a deep sense of satisfaction from our fatigue, rather than viewing it as yet another sign of our inherent inadequacy? I want to feel proud of the effort I make each day with my work, my family and my home, rather than believing there's something wrong with me if I'm exhausted.

When Just Being a Mom is Enough

Melissa Roy | Posted 07.07.2015 | Parents
Melissa Roy

Everyone wants to know these days how I'm feeling. My budding baby belly prompts assumptions or curiosities about my physical well-being.(And trust me, people only ask because I'm pregnant), I usually say "just tired."

Maybe This Is How It Begins

Christine Skoutelas | Posted 07.01.2015 | Parents
Christine Skoutelas

She grabbed my hand and squeezed it hard enough to stop the blood from flowing to my fingertip, and it must have caused an unnatural backflow of blood surging towards my chest, because even when I wanted to be mad at her for not letting me rest, somehow she managed to lift me up out of my horrific mood.

Mommy Needs A Nap

Sarah Bunton | Posted 05.18.2015 | Parents
Sarah Bunton

Work becomes at best a hiccup and at worst a reprieve from the routine of the day. I don't ever want to treat work as an escape from motherhood, nor do I want to resent work from tearing me away from my son.

Finding Prayer and How It Can Help You Shed Exhaustion

Karen Brody | Posted 05.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Karen Brody

Feel exhausted all the time? Dreaming about going to an ashram and disconnecting? Whether you're chronically exhausted or not, here's a quick tip to ...

How to Get a Toddler Dressed in 21 Easy Steps

Anna Lane | Posted 06.12.2015 | Parents
Anna Lane

Search for toddler and find him in the pantry smearing jam all over himself. Tell him again that it's time to get dressed, especially now that he's covered in jam. He will say no, louder this time, and try to run away from you again.

5 Key Things This Grandmother Forgot About Motherhood

Teresa Kindred | Posted 06.08.2015 | Fifty
Teresa Kindred

My babies will be 23-years-old this year and even though my husband and I raised five children there are some things about motherhood that I had forgotten. Maybe I forgot because I didn't want to remember.

Why Am I So Tired All The Time?

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 05.06.2015 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

At lunch the other day with two of my oldest -- but definitely not OLDEST -- friends, one of them asked: 'Do you have days when you just can't get out of bed?' Well, yes. As a matter of fact, I do. There are also days when I just don't WANT to get out of bed -- and therein lies the problem.

Women: Time to Tell a New Story on Exhaustion

Karen Brody | Posted 04.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Karen Brody

Let's face it, women today are tired. Done. Cooked. Fried. I coach busy women, and this is what they tell me all the time: "I spent years getting e...

The 5 Types of Tired All Moms Experience

Toni Hammer | Posted 03.29.2015 | Parents
Toni Hammer

I've compiled a list of the different types of tired that affect us parents. What? You didn't know there were different types of tired? In between yawns, give this list a read and let me know if you identify with any of them. Or all of them, like me.

15 Things to Let Go of in 2015

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 04.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

One of my Facebook friends is letting go of 50 percent of his Facebook time in 2015, and I think I might follow suit. How many relationships, interesting conversations, and business opportunities have you missed because you were glued to your screen?

Why More Women Are Burning Out in Their 20s and 30s

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 03.08.2015 | Women
Paula Davis-Laack

Messages about self-care and the importance of recovery aren't always sent as strongly as messages about achievement and success, and that has implications for how women eventually work, live, and parent.

5 Ways Your Job Is Ruining Your Sleep

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 12.30.2014 | Healthy Living

It's one thing to feel excited by weekend plans, and another entirely to feel pure, unadulterated relief when Friday finally rolls around and you get ...

I Burnt Out at 15

Madeline Hill | Posted 01.13.2015 | Women
Madeline Hill

Burning out at 15 is not what they talk about in the coming-of-age movies. It is not the common gossip at lockers and is not the topic that rules Friday night sleepovers. That is how it should be, though. Not just for teenagers, but for everyone.

Just Waiting for an Aha Moment on the Back Porch

Carrie Severson | Posted 12.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Carrie Severson

My experience with aha moments has always been drastically life-changing. I would wait for God to give me a sign and then I'd act on it.

Burning the Candle at Both Ends? Take Time to Recharge This Fall

Mary Pritchard | Posted 12.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Mary Pritchard

My blood work showed that my cortisol level was too low. That only happens for one of two reasons: 1) You are the most relaxed person on earth -- clearly not me. 2) You've burned the candle at both ends for so long that you blew through your stress hormones -- bingo!

This Is Why You Feel Tired... All The Time

Next Avenue | Jeanne Dorin | Posted 10.08.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Jeanne Dorin Although she typically sleeps soundly and has good "sleep hygiene" — no coffee after 3 p.m., a quiet,...

I'm a Recovering Burnout

Carrie Severson | Posted 12.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Carrie Severson

I was broke -- financially, emotionally and mentally. I kept on running though because I wasn't able to cover my own bills. I thought if I just kept on going, things would change.

4 Warning Signs That You're Burning the Candle at Both Ends

Kirsi Paalanen | Posted 11.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Kirsi Paalanen

But stress and exhaustion crept in and hit me like a ton of bricks. It literally felt that way. For the rest of that day I lay in bed scared, drained and weak thinking to myself, "What if this had happened when I was driving? Or going down the stairs?"

7 Things You Can Do When Someone You Love Has Cancer

Kathleen Buckstaff | Posted 11.11.2014 | Women
Kathleen Buckstaff

You have them right in front of you. Savor them. When you know someone you love has cancer, you are on notice. Fight hard to take advantage of each moment spent together.

Raw and Real

Rebecca Perkins | Posted 11.09.2014 | Fifty
Rebecca Perkins

There are times that life is a hard struggle and right now is one of them. I get overwhelmed with the persistent, jabbering, all consuming thoughts in my head and I'm exhausted. Utterly exhausted.

The All-Encompassing Exhaustion of Motherhood

Lauren Cormier | Posted 11.02.2014 | Parents
Lauren Cormier

I am good. I am better than good. I am blessed beyond measure. And I know it. But lately, what I feel more than anything is tired. Not physically tired, though there's always that. No, I mean tired in the full, all-encompassing sense of the word.

15 Tips To Fall Asleep, Stay Asleep And Wake Up Refreshed

Ellen G. Goldman | Posted 10.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Ellen G. Goldman

If only you had more energy during the day, you would be more efficient and get more done. But if you cannot sleep at night, how in the world will you have the energy? There are so many reasons why you might be having difficulty falling asleep, or staying asleep soundly, but rather than wrack your brain trying to figure it out, try some of these tips and see if the problem resolves itself.

More Schools Should Have These Rooms

The Huffington Post | Nina Friend | Posted 07.01.2014 | College

College students are often sleep deprived, yet they rarely receive help from their schools. Art Center College of Design is the exception. The Pas...

Sleep Deprivation: The Calm Before the Storm

Anthie Zoumboulias | Posted 08.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Anthie Zoumboulias

Sleep is by far the most important and vital necessity we need to remain healthy and function properly as humans. This habit of being on our cell phones, checking our emails and working around the clock, and on weekends, needs to come to an end.