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Self Care

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.

Happy Fall!

Mary Pritchard | Posted 11.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Mary Pritchard

Sit down and make a gratitude list -- what are you grateful for this year? There's always something to be grateful for and this gratitude practice is a great way to put closure on the first part of the year

why mothers put themselves last

Mia Redrick | Posted 11.16.2013 | Parents
Mia Redrick

Most moms learn self-care from the moms in their lives. What did your mom teach you about taking care of yourself?

Take the Leap -- Crossroads

Heather McCloskey Beck | Posted 11.13.2013 | Books
Heather McCloskey Beck

We are living in a fascinating time of great and powerful change unfolding within every facet of life all around our planet.

Take the Leap -- Creating Time to Be Alone

Heather McCloskey Beck | Posted 11.11.2013 | Books
Heather McCloskey Beck

Do you ever just sit down in a quiet place and allow yourself to simply Be, without looking at a magazine or listening to music, without watching television or reading a book?

Change Your Shoes and Leap Into It 'All!'

Kathy Andersen | Posted 11.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Kathy Andersen

With each human thought and action, we either activate or deactivate our higher being. The more our thoughts and actions are in line with our most passionate and purposeful vision for our lives, the more we activate our higher being, and the faster we manifest the "all" in our lives.

On Choosing To Be Alone

Kripalu | Posted 11.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Kripalu

It's easy to believe that our lives are too full for solitude. But the rewards of carving out time for yourself are great (just be careful that it doesn't feel like an obligation). Befriend yourself, and prioritize one-on-one time with that friend.

Dare to Be 100: The Last Well Person

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 10.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

My issuance of a blinking yellow or red light is certainly not intended to promote a doctor's visit or a pill or even worse surgery. It is intended to inform. But when does health information overstep into medicalization?

Peggy Nolan: The Frazzled Woman's Guide to Self-Care

Peggy Nolan | Posted 10.12.2013 | Women
Peggy Nolan

I didn't think I was important enough to be on my own priority list. Most of the time, I was waiting for life to give me an engraved invitation to participate... until I learned that no invitation was ever necessary.

What To Do When You're Stuck In A Rut

Erin Cox | Posted 10.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Erin Cox

Sometimes we get really stuck in our lives or businesses. That just might be when it's time to call in outside reinforcements. There is no shame in this!

Ignoring Failure, Rejection and Other Common Psychological 'Injuries' Can Damage Your Mental Health

Guy Winch, Ph.D. | Posted 10.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Guy Winch, Ph.D.

While it's obvious to us that physical injuries can get worse if left untreated, that cuts can become infected, that colds can turn into pneumonia, we have no such awareness when it comes to psychological injuries.

Everyone Benefits When Mommy Takes a Vacation

Carla Naumburg | Posted 10.08.2013 | Parents
Carla Naumburg

Everyone in our family benefits when I get out of the picture every once in a while. I get a much-needed break, time that helps me feel nourished, rested and ready to fully re-engage with the hard work of raising children, and my husband gets solid alone time with our children.

Let Go of Relationships That No Longer Serve You

Heather Strang | Posted 10.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Heather Strang

In truth, we can't be anyone's friend if we aren't taking care of ourselves first and foremost. And having people and relationships in our life that deplete us is the opposite of self-care.

Lonely or Hungry... How to Deal With Emotional Eating

Ashley Turner | Posted 10.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Ashley Turner

Are you eating when you aren't really hungry? Are you stressed, lonely or hungry for something else, like love, affection, sleep, quiet time, space or clarity?

How Yoga Can Help You Deal With Change

Kripalu | Posted 09.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Kripalu

In my work, I also see a lot of successes, which is one of the things that inspires me in my own life and teaching. I witness brave people using the tools of yoga to move forward in their lives and to access positive change.

Change Your Shoes and Leap Into Intimacy!

Kathy Andersen | Posted 09.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Kathy Andersen

Imagine all the intimacy you desire in your life. Imagine being fueled each day with passion and desire for your "self" and your life. Driven by your desire to have all of the intimacy you want in your life, and how important it is to you, commit to creating a visual image of that intimacy each day.

Before Midnight: The Self-Care Dialogues for Women

Lorraine Roe | Posted 09.10.2013 | Women
Lorraine Roe

I just watched the riveting film Before Midnight starring Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke and directed by Richard Linklater. All three share writing credi...

Border Defense for Personal Development

Bradley Foster | Posted 09.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Bradley Foster

Takers can't take anything from us unless we give it to them. Having good boundaries is a balance of our needs and beliefs and what we can do to support the other person. We are authentic and genuine when we are in harmony with ourselves and the other's boundaries.

Jamie Lauren Zimmerman: 10 Ways to Truly Embody Success

Jamie Lauren Zimmerman, MD | Posted 08.19.2013 | Women
Jamie Lauren Zimmerman, MD

What if our definition of success included not only achievement, but also happiness, well-being and our contribution to society?

Donna Rockwell, PsyD: Living a Successful Life: Lessons From My Father

Donna Rockwell, PsyD | Posted 08.09.2013 | Women
Donna Rockwell, PsyD

My father may not have fully appreciated my personhood or agreed with my worldview, but in his own way, he gave me a priceless gift.

Graduates! Leap Into Your Passion and Purpose -- Profits Will Come!

Kathy Andersen | Posted 08.05.2013 | College
Kathy Andersen

With each option that comes to you, a vibration will emerge from within you. That is your true self bursting into life, and it is your best compass to feel whether the opportunity is right for you, beyond any rational analysis.

3 Ways to Excel at Work

Laurie Erdman | Posted 08.05.2013 | Business
Laurie Erdman

So how do you excel at work? Most of us think we have to go the extra mile. Work harder. Take more on. Wrong.The real secret to excelling at work is learning to better fuel your body and soul. In this case, we're talking about learning how to thrive. Follow these three easy steps.

Mark Hyman, MD: The Two Steps to Solving Our Real Energy Crisis

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 08.01.2013 | Women
Mark Hyman, MD

The path to energy, to well-being is not far for most of us -- it is a few bites of food, a few steps, a few moments of rest away. It is disarmingly simple, yet even the best and the brightest among us often fail to make the connection between how we treat our bodies and how we feel.

Allison Tate: Success for the Stay-at-Home Parent

Allison Tate | Posted 07.29.2013 | Parents
Allison Tate

As a mother who does not work for pay, I'm not sure how to define success in my everyday. Catching up with the laundry? Getting the kids out the door without any screaming or crying from anyone, including me?

Samantha Boardman: Prioritizing Experiences That Enhance Our Well-Being

Samantha Boardman MD | Posted 07.28.2013 | Women
Samantha Boardman MD

In the same way that we tend to over-emphasize the importance of power and money when thinking about success, we also over-inflate the value of self-sacrifice.