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Self Care

Top 10 Reasons Why Everyone Is Doing Yoga

Kathryn E. Livingston | Posted 04.30.2015 | Fifty
Kathryn E. Livingston

Although we're encouraged to let thoughts go, we're also, perhaps paradoxically, encouraged to tune into our inner voice and intuition in yoga class.

The One Nutrient That Is Missing in Nearly Every Diet

Lindsey Smith | Posted 04.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Lindsey Smith

Over the years, I've realized that it's not so much a healthcare crisis we have, but a self-love crisis. Our health depends on so much more than exercise programs and vegetables. No cookie, diet soda, sandwich, or chip can provide the same nourishment that you'd gain from truly loving yourself. Nope, not even a kale smoothie can fill you up as much as truly loving yourself can.

Overcoming The Price Of Motherhood

40 Percent and Rising | Posted 04.29.2015 | Parents
40 Percent and Rising

We want to be the best mothers, partners, professionals. We have high standards we can't always meet. Making time for ourselves is a small choice that has a watershed effect on all other areas of our lives.

The Letters We Write to Ourselves

Margaret Ruvoldt | Posted 04.29.2015 | Women
Margaret Ruvoldt

I was prioritizing what I thought was most important despite the fact that I know to be our best, at home and work, means taking care of our physical well-being.

Divorce and Fear: How to Cope

Jenny Kanevsky | Posted 04.29.2015 | Divorce
Jenny Kanevsky

I have been paralyzed by the fear; but I can't stay in paralysis. I have to function as an adult, be a mom, and keep my panic quiet to protect my kids.

6 Small Swaps to Minimize Post-Divorce Damage

Kasey Ferris | Posted 04.25.2015 | Divorce
Kasey Ferris

There are a number of common comforts we run to when we go through such a traumatic life event. The problem is, sometimes these reactions leave us feeling even worse about ourselves. If there's any time for a little self-love, this is it.

Mama Is Gonna Fly The Coop!

Megan Morton | Posted 04.24.2015 | 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.

30 Short and Simple Ideas for Soothing Self-Care

Sarah Rudell Beach | Posted 04.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Sarah Rudell Beach

We know self-care is important. We've all heard "you need to put on your own oxygen mask first!" But self-care often gets pushed to the bottom of ...

What I Wish I Knew When I Felt Stuck in a Toxic Workplace

Alanna Gillis | Posted 04.20.2015 | Business
Alanna Gillis

True story: I was once part of a toxic team at work. I was negative and complained a lot. I barely slept. I was constantly in fear of looking stupid. The office felt like a black hole. I was stuck. Now that I'm out on the other side I know that challenge was designed to teach me the most important lesson of my life.

Surprisingly Simple Self-Care Strategies

Tamara Star | Posted 04.16.2015 | Women
Tamara Star

Self-care doesn't take a lot of money or even a lot of time. Self-care simply takes a commitment on our part to follow through.

Tips for Staying Healthy While Being a Caregiver for Someone Else

Karen M. Wyatt, M.D. | Posted 04.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Karen M. Wyatt, M.D.

One of the most difficult aspects of being a caregiver for another person is finding time to take care of your own needs. Caregiving is an unpredictable, chaotic and continuous task so it can feel impossible to create a schedule that includes time for self-nurturing and rest.

Importance of Self-Care

Nishma Shah | Posted 04.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Nishma Shah

I always knew that my children would be my biggest teachers. I am grateful for this recent lesson that has set me free. I am looking forward to enjoying this new space that has been created. I know that through unpredictability, I will create possibility.

Sometimes You Just Have to Say F@#k It! and That's Okay

Angie Andrews | Posted 04.06.2015 | Women
Angie Andrews

Gifting myself those two weeks of radical self-care, gentleness and lack of judgment has given me a new, rejuvenated feeling of energy and flow. I feel more alive, more creative, more plugged in and ready to get sh*t done.

5 Ways To Find Yourself After a Breakup

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 03.30.2015 | Women
Jennifer Twardowski

Reflect back on all the things that you used to enjoy doing in your life -- as a young kid, a teenager, even just a few years ago. Write all these things down on a list and make it a goal to start doing them again!

10 Things Non-Stressed-Out People Know and Do

Sarah Rudell Beach | Posted 03.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Sarah Rudell Beach

"Stress" seems to be an epidemic right now -- emails to answer, activities to attend, houses to clean, groceries to buy, jobs to do... the pressure seems never-ending. But here's what you need to know.

The Most Important Lesson From College? Learning How to Take Care of Yourself

Nora Turriago | Posted 03.25.2015 | College
Nora Turriago

Taking care of oneself is a learned act that requires purpose and patience. As a college student, I have had to develop tactics to successfully navigate being in a stressful environment. Ultimately, I've learned that taking care of yourself and listening to what your body needs is rule number one.

Curvy Supermodels Reveal True Beauty Secrets

Erin Joy Henry | Posted 03.25.2015 | Women
Erin Joy Henry

It's not easy trying to set up a conference call with five supermodels. On any given day, one is working on her fashion label between castings, another modeling the latest collections in Grand Canaria or Paris and one may be at the Lower East Side Girls Club boosting the self-confidence of young women by promoting a healthy body image.

On Kindness and Self-Care

Lisa Page Rosenberg | Posted 03.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Lisa Page Rosenberg

I'm no kindness expert. I know at times I fail, but when a question arises, I look for my answer in another question, "What is the kind thing to do?" Often this is kindness to others but I also try to remember to offer this kindness to myself. That is often more difficult.

3 Ways to Start Taking Care of Yourself When You're Codependent

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 03.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Twardowski

For those of us who have tendencies toward codependency, learning to stop focusing so much on other people and start to focus more on yourself can be very difficult and damaging. Here are three ways to start taking care of yourself when you're codependent...

15 Signs for Moms That They Might Need a Day Off

Denise Geelhart | Posted 03.17.2015 | 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.

Self Care Happens On The Fringes

Tricia Mirchandani | Posted 03.13.2015 | 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.

Dear Moms: You Matter

Toni Hammer | Posted 03.12.2015 | Parents
Toni Hammer

Carving out time to make these things happen will of course require sacrifice. But hey, we're already great at sacrificing these days. We're professionals. And we shouldn't have to sacrifice ourselves any longer.

Selfish Love

Susanna Barkataki | Posted 03.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Susanna Barkataki

Instead of looking for love that is unhealthy, or in all the wrong places, or giving in to something that feels manufactured or fake, or simply going the other direction and cynically resisting love altogether, I'm going to try a middle way.

Fatigue: The Worst Possible Growth Strategy for Your Small Business

​Jackie Nagel | Posted 03.11.2015 | Small Business
​Jackie Nagel

Let's face it. Every small business owner needs - and wants - an "edge" to grow as quickly and easily as possible. We dig through industry secrets, plow through top business blogs, and cajole our colleagues into spilling the beans on what makes their business tick.

7 Ways to Start Your Journey Toward Self-Love

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 03.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Twardowski

For many of us, we could all use some help in the self-love department. Our own level of self-love can be detrimental to our success in relationships, career, health, and overall well-being. Here are seven ways to start your journey toward self-love.