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Life Balance

When Some Days You Just Have Nothing

Alexis Meads | Posted 09.07.2016 | Women
Alexis Meads

There is nothing in the tank and nothing left to give. Some days, you don't feel like a million bucks, no matter how desperately you want to.

The Life Balancing Act

Jamie Cornell | Posted 08.19.2016 | Parents
Jamie Cornell

While watching the incredible gymnasts compete in the Rio Olympics this past week, it struck me that the hard work, effort, and concentration they put into keeping their balance during their routines can shed some light on the reality of the "balance" we try to accomplish in life.

Why I'm Sad, And Glad, I 'Only' Have Two Kids

Christine Skoutelas | Posted 05.31.2016 | Parents
Christine Skoutelas

Like most parents, as I watch my kids grow older I sometimes get sad that I am not planning on having any more babies.

Where's My Pony?

Michael Thomas Sunnarborg | Posted 03.17.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Michael Thomas Sunnarborg

Then the next time you're faced with a different result than you'd originally planned, practice the art of allowing. Just breathe and let it go... and eventually the disappointment will fade. And it won't need to ruin your party -- even without a pony.

College Adds New Spin To Studying, Installs Exercise Bikes In Library

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 03.29.2016 | Good News

Reading, writing and aerobics? Troy University in Alabama is making physical health part of its core curriculum by installing exercise bikes -- with a...

5 Tips for Losing Emotional Weight

Michael Thomas Sunnarborg | Posted 02.25.2017 | Healthy Living
Michael Thomas Sunnarborg

These five tips will help you start a conscious emotional cleanse.

Father-Son Duo Share Lessons About Balancing Life And Technology

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 02.15.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

In a blog last year for the Huffington Post, 13 year old Matthew Wieseltier challenged "hypocritical" parents, including his father, Leon, who chastis...

4 Steps to an Electronics Break

Peter Field | Posted 02.03.2017 | Healthy Living
Peter Field

Rather than going totally offline, small planned breaks can reap huge benefits without the stress of going cold turkey. The key seems to be in practicing mindful media use and making time for friends and family.

5 Easy Steps To Experience More Balance In Your Life

Mihai Herman | Posted 01.19.2017 | Healthy Living
Mihai Herman

I believe working on yourself and maintaining a sense of balance can be more enjoyable and I am here to present a new way of dealing with your daily life so that you manage to experience a better sense of balance in everything that you do.

5 Ways to Restore Balance in Under 5 Minutes

Lara Heacock | Posted 01.18.2017 | Healthy Living
Lara Heacock

On the days when you're emotional balloon is about to burst and you're either going to scream, cry, quit or all of the above, give yourself one minute to breathe or three minutes to laugh. Those are the minutes that will fuel you.

Take 15: How Just 15 Minutes a Day Can Change Your Life

Vanessa Cunningham | Posted 10.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Vanessa Cunningham

The No. 1 excuse people give for not making time for their health and well-being is "I DON'T HAVE TIME." While some people have less free time than ot...

I'm More Than My Marital Status

Casey Dembowski | Posted 08.10.2016 | Weddings
Casey Dembowski

For the 20 months of our engagement, wedding planning took over my brain. Even during the months where we weren't booking vendors or planning anything in particular--we had 20 months after all--it was still there, just sitting in the back of my mind. I pinned about it; I researched; I budgeted. It was fun.

From Surviving to Living

Shelly Wood | Posted 08.10.2016 | Parents
Shelly Wood

And just like that, my life is not my own. Not that it ever really was, but at least I could pretend I was in control for a while. Now that it's over, I'm back to being at the mercy of some strong force I cannot see. What's over? Why summer, of course.

How to Create a Life in Balance

Rebecca Perkins | Posted 07.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Perkins

Take out a piece of paper. Do some "unconscious" writing (writing without thinking too much, no corrections, no worrying about spelling or grammar, absolutely no editing -- it's a stream of consciousness). Write about your current situation, where you are and how it's making you feel.

I'd Be a Better Blogger, But...

Melissa Roy | Posted 07.15.2016 | Parents
Melissa Roy

I know I can be a more successful blogger. I know I could make it happen. I know I should put more time into it, that it would be worth it and I would be a better blogger, BUT...my life comes first.

Why We Gave Up 'Normal Life' To Pursue Something Different

Lori Osterberg | Posted 06.25.2016 | Fifty
Lori Osterberg

With 50 fast approaching, we knew we wanted to escape the safety and security we were taught was normal, and pursue life on our terms instead. We no longer want what most consider to be the safe route. We no longer want to live risk-free.

Transitions: The Last Ride

Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP | Posted 06.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP

My motorcycling days are now in the rearview mirror. And while I regret that I will no longer pick bugs from my teeth, I also realize that I had a wonderful time while it lasted -- and I lived through two accidents. That's significant. And it's part of who I am.

Think Twice: Will Doubling Your Paycheck Really Make You Happier?

Becky Lynn Smith | Posted 06.17.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Becky Lynn Smith

What if having more money could actually be a hindrance for people? Is it possible that making enough money could be a hurdle that keeps people from exploring what would really make them happy and successful in this life?

When-Then: The Lie that Keeps You Stuck

Michelle May, M.D. | Posted 05.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Michelle May, M.D.

Don't put your life on hold while you wait for the elusive when-then. What are you waiting for? Your life is this present moment and the time is now!

Just Whose Life Is It? The Case of Silicon Valley

Becky Lynn Smith | Posted 05.13.2015 | Women
Becky Lynn Smith

Go to school. Get a job. Get ahead. These are the echoes of a society that thrives on a narrow definition of success. We are encouraged to do, but rar...

The Love of a Dog Helps Us Find Balance in Life

Cesar Millan | Posted 05.11.2015 | Green
Cesar Millan

You need more than intelligence to create a connection with Mother Nature. Many of us have lost that connection and it is reflected in our animals. Dogs are our mirror and when they're not following us it's because we're not balanced.

What I Learned When I Moved to America

Essraa nawar | Posted 03.06.2015 | Politics
Essraa nawar

Real challenges include lifestyle adjustment, culture differences, and a whole different level of acceptance when someone with a different background moves to America. You are not just learning and adjusting to one culture, but to hundreds of cultures to become a real global citizen.

A Beautiful Reminder

Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP | Posted 02.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP

A few weekends ago I experienced one of the most beautiful three days I can remember. The temperature was perfect and the color of the changing leaves...

Stop Working Yourself Harder: 3 Steps to Working Yourself Better

Gayle Hilgendorff | Posted 01.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Gayle Hilgendorff

Even if you could make it through your to-do list in a given day, this is not a competition. There is no prize for completing your to-do list. And, even if you successfully crossed off every numbered item on your list in a given day, you will be met with another list the very next morning. The thing is, not everything on your to-do list should be done.

3 Paradigm Shifts to a Better Life

Gayle Hilgendorff | Posted 12.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Gayle Hilgendorff

Sure, we'll never have enough time for everything we need to do, so stop thinking that way. Start making your list of things you want to do, and somehow the day will feel just about right.