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It's Time to Stop Hurrying My Children

Jennifer Bly | Posted 05.09.2015 | Parents
Jennifer Bly

If there's one thing I want my children to feel, it is peaceful. I want them to know their home and their family as peaceful people. "Hurry" is robbing them of that peace.

Our Clock Problem

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 10.15.2014 | Healthy Living

The speed of life, it seems, is always increasing. Our to-do lists get longer, our deadlines loom closer, and constant access to digital devices means...

7 Mindful Steps to Make Love Happen Anywhere

Francesca Hogi | Posted 09.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Francesca Hogi

I have singles tell me all the time they want love to "just happen." Well, that can only happen if you are in a mental and emotional place to receive the positive attention of others.

The Too-Fast, Too-Soon Flytrap

Michelle Kennedy | Posted 05.11.2014 | Women
Michelle Kennedy

So why not take it slow, and do it the mature way? Because it's easier to swan dive in and start pretending, I guess. Maybe leaping into the flytrap helps us avoid the vulnerable conversations that come when you authentically look each other in the face and speak the truth at a careful pace.

9 Reasons Why We Rush Through Life (And How To Slow It Down)

Sura | Posted 03.05.2014 | Healthy Living

When we're rushing, we are living in a state of resistance. It produces a state of consciousness that often comes about when we're feeling anxious. It's a lack of willingness to be in the present moment. Have you ever noticed how rushing implies a feeling of lack?

The Heartbreaking Story That Makes Me A Better Parent Every Day

Rachel Macy Stafford | Posted 02.02.2014 | Parents
Rachel Macy Stafford

I am not going to lie -- these offerings of my time, presence, and patience often require deep breaths from me, a Reformed Rusher. But with every triumph over my former rushing ways, I heal a little more.

Lemme In!

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.07.2013 | College

For many colleges and universities, the rush for sororities and fraternities has just ended, and people everywhere are joining in brother and sisterho...

Stuck In Someday

Kristin Shaw | Posted 09.22.2013 | Parents
Kristin Shaw

The detours getting to Someday are causing us to miss the little towns along the way. We're missing that tiny village with the colorful candy store filled with sugary treats. The best thing I can do for our family is to live in the here and NOW and not let us get stuck in SOMEDAY.

My Worst Parenting Decision

Wendy Bradford | Posted 07.17.2013 | Parents
Wendy Bradford

Whatever we imagine is going on without us, can go on without us. In fact, all things either continue, or will wait for us. There is never an extra moment with our children.

In Celebration of Do-Nothing Days

Kristin Shaw | Posted 03.27.2013 | Parents
Kristin Shaw

Most of my days are made up of minutes crowding out minutes; seconds squeezed up against each other like matchsticks in a box. As often as we can manage, my son and I celebrate do-nothing days. Nothing is planned and anything is possible.

The Real Pledge Prep

Chelsea Hirsch | Posted 12.26.2012 | College
Chelsea Hirsch

Realistically, I'm probably not the only girl out of the 285,543 members of a Panhellenic organization who had no idea what a sorority was -- let alone what recruitment was or how to go about it.

Speed Kills: The Ticking Time Bomb Of Urgency

Joe Robinson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joe Robinson

If you could change one thing in 2011 that could make your life massively better, opting out of chronic hurry-worry would be hard to top.