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Nurture

How Nature Helps Fathers Nurture

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 06.22.2016 | Parents
Greater Good Science Center

Jeremy Adam Smith, Summer Allen Some dads are very involved in the lives of their children--while other fathers neglect, ignore, or even abuse their ...

Stop Waiting, Start Creating

Lisa Murray | Posted 06.02.2016 | Books
Lisa Murray

IGNITING THE DESIRE TO CREATE (excerpt from Lisa's new 'Stop Waiting, Start Creating' book, released on Kindle - 2 June 2016) "Moments of creative t...

The Bridge From Judgment to Nurturance: Considering the Pope's Message

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 04.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Recently, Pope Francis surprised much of the world by advising that the Catholic Church nurture rather than judge single parents, gay people and unma...

Parenting: why one size doesn't fit all

The Conversation Africa | Posted 04.12.2016 | World
The Conversation Africa

Nicola Dawson, University of the Witwatersrand There are a few established "rules" for being a good parent. Praise your children for their achievemen...

Labels in Our Societies: Chicken or the Egg?

Jamie Scanlon | Posted 02.25.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Jamie Scanlon

Sexual fluidity has been a topic hitting the headlines in recent weeks and it would seem is speaking of some type pending revolution in human behavior...

Nurturing Your Business Brilliance

Lisa Murray | Posted 10.28.2015 | Business
Lisa Murray

There are so many expectations about how businesses should be created, and most of them squash the bliss and the brilliance out of you the moment you ...

5 Ways To Nurture Your Introverted Strengths

Quiet Revolution | Alice Bradley | Posted 10.08.2015 | Healthy Living

The recent rise of discussions about introverts has been good for both extroverts and introverts in a number of ways, but what I have found most affec...

8 Tips For Improving Important Relationships In Your Life

Ellen G. Goldman | Posted 07.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Ellen G. Goldman

Behavioral scientists tell us relationships are the backbone of happiness, and I want to be as happy as I was during those long ago lazy days of summer. Here are some tips to help you nourish the relationships in your life, and increase your happiness as well.

The Hope of Science and the Science of Hope

Steven C. Hayes, Ph.D. | Posted 05.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Steven C. Hayes, Ph.D.

Dire statistics and horrific stories litter our newscasts every day presenting the modern world as aimless, chaotic, and lost -- going backward in alm...

Mr. Wonderful On Why Mothers May Make Better CEOs

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 05.12.2015 | Business

Power to the working moms!

Divorce Confidential: Tips for a Healthy Marriage

Caroline Choi | Posted 01.14.2015 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

Just because you're married, doesn't mean dating goes out the window. It's easy to find yourself in the same monotonous routine once you're married, especially given all the new responsibilities you may face as a couple and as parents.

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.

In Pursuit of Persistence

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 09.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

What factors influence our drive to persist? Perhaps instead of encouragement along the way, we're exposed to criticism that inhibits our progress. By contrast, an appreciative audience can spur us on like a favorable tail wind.

7 Ways To Find Your Long-Lost Self

Rebecca Perkins | Posted 09.03.2014 | Fifty
Rebecca Perkins

Living in the shadows is somewhere many of us women have spent our lives. Many of us got used to introducing ourselves as so-and-so's mother or wife. Somewhere along the line we lost our identity as it merged with the family or the husband's.

Studies: It Is Most Blessed to Give and to Receive

David Briggs | Posted 07.29.2014 | Religion
David Briggs

Congregants who only gave help to other members were twice as likely to fully trust their fellow worshipers as participants who neither gave nor received help. Members who only received help were nearly three times as likely to have the same high level of trust. But it was the combination of both that made the biggest difference.

5 Lessons About Youth Sports From an Athletic Prodigy

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 03.29.2014 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

Mikaela Shiffrin is, at only 18 years old, the top slalom ski racer in the world, a favorite for Olympic gold in Sochi, and a veritable fount of lessons that athletes, coaches, and parents can learn from to help athletes achieve their competitive goals.

How to Raise the Perfect Kid: Lessons From Square Watermelons

Debra Carpenter | Posted 03.01.2014 | Parents
Debra Carpenter

I'm not putting my daughter into a square box and I'm not a farmer. I'm just using the influence I already have to help her develop into the woman I know she's capable of being.

Is This The Secret To A Happy Marriage?

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 11.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Interrupting the daily routine with a getaway isn't a luxury, it's a necessity. And for us and many others, these breaks have meant the difference between having a thriving relationship and getting a divorce.

Midsummer Blessings of Bread

Donna Henes | Posted 10.01.2013 | Green
Donna Henes

Summer is half over. The midway point of summer is like a well-seasoned woman. The galloping growth and sweet blush of spring have slowed and faded in her sweltering heat.

The Morning Greet

Donna Day | Posted 08.25.2013 | Fifty
Donna Day

My day, like the days of many others, is filled with distractions, annoyances and pressures. As an account manager, I face rejection daily, sometimes hourly; actually, my day is not normal unless I am rejected. I have come to rely on my early ritual of nurturing myself.

Class Privilege and Parental Leave

Lisa Wade | Posted 04.10.2013 | Parents
Lisa Wade

Without state support for early parenting, being present in those precious early months is a class-based privilege, one that ultimately exacerbates the very class disadvantage that creates unequal access to the luxury of parenting in the first place.

'Too Much Mother Love': Proving the Necessity of Nurture

Lisa Wade | Posted 03.05.2013 | Parents
Lisa Wade

"All that rot they teach to children about the little raindrop fairies with their buckets washing down the window panes must go. We need less sentimentality and more spanking." Or so said Granville Stanley Hall, founder of child psychology, in 1899

Are You My My Mother?

Doug Binzak | Posted 01.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Doug Binzak

It's my mother's birthday this week, and I have been spending a lot of time thinking fondly of her. But I know that I am fortunate to have had a great relationship with my mom. For many of us, let's just acknowledge that this relationship can be a bit more... complicated.

How Our Kids Turn Out Isn't Really Up to Us

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 11.04.2012 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

Each child was born with a different temperament, a different passion, a different way of navigating through life. I see traces of myself and my husband in them, but they are their own people.

If You Give a Girl a Hammer

Carrie Goldman | Posted 10.29.2012 | Parents
Carrie Goldman

It's easy to fall into the gendered trap of assuming that hammers and nails are the preferred territory of boys, but my 5-year-old daughter attacked this building project with more enthusiasm than I have seen her show in weeks.