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Now That You're a Stepmom: Tips of the Trade

Erin Careless | Posted 08.28.2015 | Divorce
Erin Careless

We stepmoms can sometimes get lost in the day-to-day... pick-ups, drop-offs, dinner, money... the "who-is-going-to-be-where-and-when." When we get lost, it helps to have a few tips -- some step-life strategies -- in your back pocket (or your tote, or your beaded clutch).

3 Simple Steps to Improve Your Quality of Life

Sarah Jenks | Posted 08.27.2015 | Women
Sarah Jenks

Before I had my son, I was worried that this way of normal life was going to be boring, and it did take me a while to embrace it, but now that I have, it's wonderfu

What Having Bipolar Disorder Has Taught Me About Business

Heidi Thompson | Posted 08.27.2015 | Business
Heidi Thompson

Being diagnosed with bipolar disorder at 18 made a lot of sense to me and was long overdue. It may sound kind of odd but having bipolar disorder prepared me to become an entrepreneur and has actually taught me a lot of lessons that I would later apply to business.

Help Others for a Living? Here Are 5 Ways to Care for Yourself So You Can Care for Others

Nancie Vito | Posted 08.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Nancie Vito

Remember, the more care you take of yourself, the better care you can take of others. It's not selfish and it isn't taking anything away from others. On the contrary; it allows you to give the best care you possibly can, without suffering for it.

End Your Battle With Time

Amy Crumpton | Posted 08.21.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Amy Crumpton

photo by Jan Vašek at We stopped by my mom's house after school. The sky was cloudy and the air crisp. I crossed my arms against my c...

If You Struggle With Making New Friends, This Is for You

Sarah Jenks | Posted 08.21.2015 | Women
Sarah Jenks

I am as social as they come and I am a total girl's girl, so when I find myself in a new situation: new job, new city, new baby, I know that the first thing I need to do is to find a community who gets what I'm going through.

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.

12 Commandments For A Happy Life

Elyse Santilli | Posted 08.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Elyse Santilli

Wake up and ask yourself: how can I serve today? How can I embody love? How can I bring joy? How can I leave this world a better place? Have a spirit of service as you go about your day. Be a blessing, good company, an inspiration to others. You get more of what you give, so if you lack love, joy or abundance, find a way to help others find it. It will return to you a hundredfold.

3 Signs You Are Social Media Obsessed (And What to Do About It)

Ariane Machin | Posted 08.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Ariane Machin

Due to these reasons, it is important to identify if excessive time on social media sites, popular magazines, or on various apps are truly fulfilling you, or simply filling your time. Here are three signs that it may be time to push the log off button and shut down your devices:

How to Move Through the Hard Parts

Amy Crumpton | Posted 08.10.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Amy Crumpton

photo at by Chelsea Francis It was a Thursday morning at 5:00 a.m. I drug myself out of bed and headed toward the kitchen to make a cup...

The Life-Changing Lessons I Learned From Chronic Pain

Anna Lovind | Posted 08.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Anna Lovind

I don't like asking for help. Who does? It brings out all those uncomfortable feelings of vulnerability, loss of independence, of being a burden. It requires a level of honesty and trust I have not mastered before. Haven't yet, truth to be told. But I'm getting there, because pain makes sure I get to practice.

5 'Rules' to Stop Hating the Gym

Gillian Rowinski | Posted 08.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Gillian Rowinski

Mine is this: I care deeply about elevating the collective consciousness of moms everywhere, so that we can raise the next generation to be kinder, more compassionate and more loving. Being healthy allows me to do this.

4 Things To Keep In Mind When Healing After A Divorce

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 08.05.2015 | Divorce
Jennifer Twardowski

There are some key concepts that are beneficial to keep in mind so that we can avoid falling subject to a lot of extra stress and despair that are only going to make things worse then better. Here are four things to keep in mind when healing after divorce or a breakup.

The Most Powerful Tool For Your Life and Business Lies Within

Sarah Jenks | Posted 07.31.2015 | Women
Sarah Jenks

So if my head said "go to the party'", and my intuition said "stay home" I stayed home. When my head said "take the job" and my intuition said "don't take it" I said no. When my head said "it's too much money" and my intuition said "it's worth it" I made the investment.

8 Acts of Self-Love To Take After Consuming Racially-Charged Media

Tiffany Griffin | Posted 07.30.2015 | Black Voices
Tiffany Griffin

As countless stories of race-based killing fill my news feed, I find my reactions ranging from melancholy to anger to fatigue and back again

Essential Guidelines For Introverts Living In An Extrovert's World

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 07.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Twardowski

As an introvert and recovering co-dependent with this underlying desire to "please" people, there were times where I really felt unsettled and out of control. Here are a few general guidelines that I've found work for me to help maintain a balance between social connection and alone time:

Total Mess or Totally Chic? 3 Small Changes to Help You Feel Fabulous Every Day

Kimberly Petrosino | Posted 07.27.2015 | Women
Kimberly Petrosino

No matter how well-intentioned, we don't always bring our most fabulous selves to the table. We're busy, we're tired, and sometimes we just don't feel like it. But the good news is, we don't have to be perfect to feel fabulous! Sometimes it's as easy as a simple mind shift.

10 Super Simple Self-Care Practices to Help You Live a Joyful Life

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 07.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Twardowski

When we're so much on the go-go-go, the last thing on our minds can be our own self-care and how we can find joy in our day to day lives. But, trust me, it's much easier than you think. Here are 10 super simple self-care practices to help you live a joyful life.

Contrary to Popular Belief, Self-Care Is Important

Tamara Holder | Posted 07.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Tamara Holder

Picture this: You're having an outer body experience, attending your own funeral. Unfortunately, you died at a young age. Everyone's crying, saying y...

Offering a Helping Hand... to Yourself

Susie Wolbe | Posted 07.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Susie Wolbe

As though you were training a puppy, have patience. As if you were holding a crying baby, look into your heart and tell yourself, "I see you. I hear you. You are important and I care. You are worth the effort, and I will not give up on you."

Ditch Work-Life Balance and Find Real Happiness: Part III

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 07.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Part III: Your Blissful You Hello there...nice to see you again! We've already spent some time together during the first two posts in this serie...

The One Thing Missing From Your 'Detox' Program

Jessi Andricks | Posted 07.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Jessi Andricks

You're ready to get healthy, to feel more energized and to start taking better care of yourself. You've researched the different types of cleanses a...

Behaviorism 101: The Keys to the Kingdom of Change

Lara Fielding | Posted 07.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Lara Fielding

Auto-Pilot Behavior as Natural Instinct We all have a tendency to behave in ways that do not serve us. If the change I described in my last blog w...

If You Do It For Your Child, You Should Do It For Yourself

Allison Chawla | Posted 07.07.2015 | Parents
Allison Chawla

We parents need to realize that true self-nurturing doesn't come in the form of material things. It comes from giving ourselves the same type of love and reassurance that we give to our children each day.

8 Ways to Live in Hormone-y

Robbi Rucker | Posted 07.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Robbi Rucker

Everyday I keep trying to be the best me, the healthiest me, yet sometimes I am downright shocked and insulted when my body and brain go AWOL. Someth...