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5 Ways You're Destroying Your Self Confidence

Claire Campanella | Posted 04.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Claire Campanella

We are naturally drawn to those who display self confidence. We admire people who seem to have it all together, who have a strong sense of self worth, and who respect themselves. However, this desirable quality is not a given.

Redefining 'Me Time'

Winged Victory | Posted 03.29.2016 | Women
Winged Victory

The problem with my "me time" coming in a bottle is that it eventually took much more than it gave. As my daughter approached adolescence and my tolerance to wine increased I realized that my "me time" was taking over our family time.

Coping When It All Seems Too Much

Helen Butler | Posted 02.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Helen Butler

What I realized pretty quickly amongst all of my emotional and physical turmoil was that I desperately needed to care for myself just as much as or even more than I was caring for my hubby.

8 'Me Time' Tips If You're Feeling Lost

Helen Butler | Posted 12.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Helen Butler

These eight strategies really helped me this year when I was lost and low and extremely out of flow. With the silly season nearly here I'd like to share these with you so that if you are feeling worried, anxious, exhausted or simply out of sorts you can delve into them, to help you shift some of that lost-ness.

The Real Meaning of Balance

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.09.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Maria Rodale

I've written a lot of blogs on the subject of balance over the years. I even used to publish a magazine with the subtitle "The Art of Living in Balanc...

Life in the Mirror

Kathy Radigan | Posted 11.03.2015 | Women
Kathy Radigan

Some mornings my thoughts may go to one of the kids, or a project I'm working on. Sometimes I might think of an old friend or try to solve a problem. Other times I only focus on the task at hand. After I'm done, I put my make up away, open the bathroom door, and allow the craziness of my day to begin.

What I'll Miss Most About Being a Stay-at-Home Mom

Mommy Nearest | Posted 10.30.2015 | Parents
Mommy Nearest

It's all different now and in some ways it's better because, man, have I missed showering. But as I assemble my day of exercising, working and generally keeping busy, I realize it will probably never be quite as full as it was before. For better and for worse.

Finding My Internal Spark After Becoming a Mommy

Kali Kasprzyk | Posted 10.20.2015 | Parents
Kali Kasprzyk

Some people use the word momtrepreneur to describe me starting a business, but I stop them because simply entrepreneur will do. Yes, being a Mom is a title that brings me extreme happiness, but it is only one title that identifies me.

6 Reasons Everyone Should Try A Day At A Naked Spa

Rachel Brehm | Posted 09.21.2015 | Fifty
Rachel Brehm

I'd like to say that my experience at the naked Korean spa was relaxing, but I think that a more accurate description would be that it was interesting. Interesting to see so many women comfortable in their own skin.

Forget Pedicures: How I Learned to Really Take Care of Myself

Seleni Institute | Posted 08.18.2015 | Parents
Seleni Institute

Before I had kids, I just didn't think about self-care very often. I didn't have to: When I wasn't at work, my time was my own. If I needed to sleep, exercise, or hang out with my friends or husband, I just did it. That all changed after I became a mother almost seven years ago.

Why You Should Hang Out With Yourself Tonight

Happify | Posted 05.29.2015 | Healthy Living

Eleanor Roosevelt once said, "Friendship with oneself is all important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world." Th...

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.

5 Reasons 'Me Time' Is Necessary, Not Narcissistic

Sarah Bunton | Posted 05.11.2016 | Parents
Sarah Bunton

I'm not suggesting you put in earplugs and take a bubble bath while your baby cries in the other room. Instead, I say we stop pretending to be robots who don't require sleep, breaks or help.

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."

Mama Is Gonna Fly The Coop!

Megan Morton | Posted 06.24.2015 | Parents
Megan Morton

So, instead of putting a Band-aid on, I am pulling one off. I am doing something I have been too afraid to do... go.

Learning to Thrive on a College Campus

Melissa Piccoli | Posted 06.24.2015 | College
Melissa Piccoli

I soon realized that striving to simply become wealthy would not only make me unhappy, but also cause me to lose sight of a lot of things that are important to me.

Today, I'm Drowning In Parenthood

Stephanie Jankowski | Posted 06.14.2015 | Parents
Stephanie Jankowski

For a second, I think about just leaving. Running away. How long would it be until they noticed? Where would I even go? I don't leave, of course, but today would be a great day to take off. Today, I am drowning in parenthood.

15 Signs for Moms That They Might Need a Day Off

Denise Geelhart | Posted 05.17.2015 | Parents
Denise Geelhart

You look forward to filling your tank full of gas because it means you get out of the car and away from the kids for at least five minutes.

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.

Self Care Happens On The Fringes

Tricia Mirchandani | Posted 05.13.2015 | Parents
Tricia Mirchandani

We've created a vision that is impossible to attain amidst a life where small people rely on us. A life where we want to be with those small people just as much as we need a break from them most of the time. Inevitably, the grand self care gestures fall apart under their own weight.

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.

When Motherhood Swallows Your Identity, Do This

Mia Redrick | Posted 05.06.2015 | Parents
Mia Redrick

Each of my three children have grown up with a mom who has insisted on the importance of her own self-care, but also in building a family culture that values being whole. It's our new normal for the children to see their parents loving themselves while also loving their family.

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.

I Don't Always Feel Like A Mom

Toni Hammer | Posted 04.21.2015 | Parents
Toni Hammer

I've been a parent for over two and a half years now, and I still don't identify as a mom. I mean, I know I'm a mom. I have the stretch marks, sippy cups and sleep-addled brain to prove it. But I don't quite feel like me in this new mom skin yet.

Me Time Shouldn't Be This Hard, Should It?

Amanda Magee | Posted 04.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Amanda Magee

I am realizing that an aspect of growing up has been leaving the fear of monsters under the bed behind, only to have the monsters in my head keep my scared. I'm ready to run toward instinct, even if it's scary and even if it feels counter-intuitive.