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10 Reasons It's Healthy For Parents to Spend Time Away from Their Kids

Carrie Visintainer | Posted 03.04.2015 | 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.

What Divorce Taught Me About Love

Sheila Viers | Posted 03.02.2015 | Divorce
Sheila Viers

Every day is a new adventure, a new chance to practice, and another opportunity to deepen my connection with myself, which in turn, deepens my capacity for love even more.

Visit Your Home Page: On Self-Resistance

Loren Kleinman | Posted 03.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Loren Kleinman

A story is calling me. A story I can't see. This story, its wings are broken and its lips are cracked. The words that come out. The words that come ou...

5 Ways for Moms to Practice Forgiveness

Andi Wickman | Posted 02.27.2015 | Parents
Andi Wickman

We all have some part of us that needs forgiving in order to heal, but for some reason, most of us fight it with all we have.

Disordered Eating Is Still a Disorder

Erin Bahadur | Posted 02.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Erin Bahadur

While "disordered eating" has not yet been incorporated into the DSM as a clinical diagnosis, it is becoming prevalent enough in society that it is attracting attention.

3 Life Lessons For Any Age

Krystal Reddick | Posted 02.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Krystal Reddick

People are more important than things. Hands down. Don't make it a habit of canceling plans or putting off spending quality time with your family and friends. Yes, it takes an effort, and we are all busy. But you won't regret it.

Just Like When We Were 3 Years Old, Saved by a Nighttime Routine

Justine Brooks Froelker | Posted 02.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Justine Brooks Froelker

As adults this need for winding down both the body and the brain is only greater. Our lives are demanding, we go to bed often times feeling like we didn't get enough done. Some of us may even go to bed feeling like we are never enough.

The Art of Being Calm

Linda Esposito, LCSW | Posted 02.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Linda Esposito, LCSW

Whether you suffer from occasional anxiety, generalized anxiety, or its more cumbersome cousin, social anxiety, the following strategies can help get you on the other side of calm when practiced regularly.

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

Amanda Magee | Posted 02.12.2015 | 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.

The Reality About Being 'Too Busy'

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 02.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Twardowski

For many of us, when we are faced with an opportunity to change something about our lives or improve ourselves in some way, rather than to say, "Okay, I'll make time," we experience inner resistance. That inner resistance then surfaces by making a comment like "I don't have time."

5 Ways to Have a Radiant Valentine's Day When Single

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 02.09.2015 | Women
Jennifer Twardowski

Valentine's Day doesn't have to be a day of painful reminders. Whether you are single, married, engaged, or have just gone through a breakup or divorce it is possible to have a love-filled Valentine's Day filled with joy and happiness.

Why Your Mommy Guilt Can Be Good For You

40 Percent and Rising | Posted 02.05.2015 | Parents
40 Percent and Rising

Guilt can be a big neon sign pointing to inner needs that aren't being met. It can also lead you to satisfaction and joy that comes from spending your time doing things you love and things that nourish you on all levels, including in your work.

Working From Home? 6 Tips to Keep You Focused and Productive

Emily Cassel | Posted 02.04.2015 | Small Business
Emily Cassel

Working from home can be a serious adjustment. We can feel like we're on the clock 24/7, and our boundaries between work and personal life tend to become blurry during this transition. Here are my top six tips to keep you focused and productive, so that you can fully enjoy the benefits and privilege of working from home.

Self-Care: An Essential Element of Caregiving

Fredda Wasserman | Posted 02.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Fredda Wasserman

Like many caregivers, it didn't occur to Jill that her selfless devotion to her parents was depleting her physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

Surviving Mars and Surviving Loss Are Not So Different

Tracey Cleantis | Posted 02.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Tracey Cleantis

Let me just start off by saying that I am decidedly NOT a science-fiction fan. Klingons and Trekkies and books and films involving planets, wormhole...

Be Your Own Valentine

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 02.02.2015 | Women
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

Prioritizing yourself is not selfish or greedy, but an act of self-preservation and gratitude that allows you to be a better, spouse, partner, parent, sibling, friend or colleague. These actions steps will give you techniques if paying attention to yourself is difficult.

How to Schedule Self-Care and Stop Feeling Overwhelmed at the Same Time

Helen Butler | Posted 01.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Helen Butler

No matter how overwhelmed, how exhausted, how frustrated you are, there is always a way to care for yourself.

Your Home Is Your DIY Medical Home

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn | Posted 01.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Sarasohn-Kahn

Enabling consumers to access virtual visits, some pioneering employers who cover health insurance on the job are now looking to telehealth to provide more convenient care at a lower cost -- for both company and consumer.

You Always Have a Choice

Cathy Cassani Adams | Posted 01.27.2015 | Parents
Cathy Cassani Adams

We don't have to wait to make choices that make us feel good. We don't have to throw up our hands and decide we are failures because we didn't follow through on our intention. Sometimes the best laid plans need tweaking -- we need to make room for our humanity.

How Crying About The Holocaust Helped Me Parent Better

Tosha Schore, M.A. | Posted 01.21.2015 | Parents
Tosha Schore, M.A.

If we think about the fact that every single parent wants the world to be a better place for their children, then for a moment, perhaps we can put our differences aside and our heads together. We need not wait for crises to join hands. There's lots to be done, and every small step counts.

Transform Self-Sabotage and Vulnerability Into Triumphant Growth

Erin Cox | Posted 01.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Erin Cox

The positive shift in energy in 2015 has been palpable. Last year, starting on Jan. 1, I knew I was in for a year of major growth and mandatory shifti...

Surviving the Distraction Epidemic

Ellen G. Goldman | Posted 01.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Ellen G. Goldman

Make a decision that your health and well-being are your single most important asset, and begin living your life to protect it. Take a personal stand that this is not the way you want to live, and this is not the behavior you want to role model for your children. Here are a few suggestions to get you started.

Post-Holiday B.S. Blues, Mindfulness and Keeping the Heart Open

Julie Genovese | Posted 01.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Julie Genovese

It's usually sometime between Christmas and New Year's Eve that my heart starts to close. As I unknowingly disconnect from home base, my B.S. upstai...

5 Tips to Take Back Your Life Already

Gina DeLapa | Posted 01.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Gina DeLapa

You have more opportunities personally and professionally than you were ever meant to fulfill. The world with all its conflicting agendas doesn't unde...

I've Given Up On My New Year's Resolutions -- And You Should, Too

Kim Simon | Posted 01.14.2015 | Parents
Kim Simon

What if we refused to allow January to shame us into feelings of inadequacy? What if we took a cue from toddlers everywhere and turned up our noses at what January was serving us?