Once you've made your home holiday party ready, sit back, relax and enjoy your loved ones. We have a lot to be grateful for and the love we share with our family and friends is at the top of the list.
Whether consciously or not, the holidays are filled with situations in which we feel socially evaluated by others, and assessed by our ability to give others what they want -- materially and emotionally.
The pictures my parent friends post on Facebook do not tell the whole story. Who wants to see a new mother crumbling underneath the stress of sleep deprivation and an inability to satisfy a crying infant?
I'm going to share some quick and easy examples of ways that you can help lower your child's stress levels and boost your child's academic potential.
It seems that some of the most powerful lessons come when you realize that something you used to believe with absolute certainty is dead wrong. I offe...
It's important to balance old traditions that provide familiarity and comfort to all, while creating new ones to assist the family in moving forward.
Eight years ago, just before Christmas, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I remember that Christmas more clearly than any other, perhaps because I had no idea if it would be my last.
Let go of feeling like you have to reveal the perfect photo, share the most amazing updates or have a glamorous and seemingly great life and instead, see it as a chance to send love to others who undoubtedly feel the same way you do 90% of the time. Give love.
How do you maintain your sanity when your aunt keeps reminding you that the boy you broke up with in high school is now the CEO of the hottest new tech company and his wife looks just like you? Preparation. Know the enemy and be ready.
The holidays are an exciting time but can bring with them a flurry of emotions. If you want to go from overwhelmed to overjoyed this season, here are five tips and how-tos to help savor the season. After all, 'tis the season... to make it your very own.
Christmas and Kwanzaa are just days away, Hanukkah has just ended, and as always, for many people the issue of interfaith relationships still poses a ...
As we get older, we often find less is more. We may not decorate the house to the extent we did when the children were younger. And if the tree isn't decorated quite the way it always was, so be it.
I wondered: during our amped up holiday schedules and constant content on our phones, what's all of this sensory overload doing to our health?
Having a season of comfort and joy starts with taking care of ourselves. If we make self-care -- inside and out -- part of our daily practice, we will have much more to give to those we love.
'Twas the month of December And e'r'where you looked There was stuff to get done-- You were way overbooked. If only you had Someone else who'd pitch...
It started with music. For those of us who came of age in the 1960s, music was a transformational force, and so it was with my journey into a career in humanitarian aid. I was first attracted to this work by the famine response in Ethiopia in 1983-85. Unlike other disasters before it, television brought images of what was happening straight into our living rooms, while the global fundraising concert event, Live Aid, got the message out to the world that what was happening was unacceptable.