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Simple Pleasures

Why Slow Travel Is The New Slow Parenting

Suzanne Rutledge | Posted 05.20.2016 | Travel
Suzanne Rutledge

When my husband and I decided to quit our jobs and take our son on a trip around the globe, part of the decision was making a conscious choice to jump off the spinning merry-go-round of life.

Mama: 3 Ways to Find More Pleasure in Your Life

Tammy Warner-Wilson | Posted 04.01.2016 | Parents
Tammy Warner-Wilson

As a life coach who works exclusively with mothers, I've noticed nearly all of my clients come to me with the same desire: to experience more pleasure amid the busyness of family life.

6 Simple Pleasures I Want My Kids To Enjoy

Laura Hanby Hudgens | Posted 10.20.2015 | Parents
Laura Hanby Hudgens

I miss doing some things by hand. I miss not always being in a hurry. I want my children to know the joy of simplicity.

The Simple Pleasures

Mary Widdicks | Posted 09.16.2016 | Parents
Mary Widdicks

I can't remember when it happened to me, but somewhere along the twisted line that is my life, I lost the ability to find enjoyment in the things I see everyday. I forgot how to see beauty in the plainer things and excitement in the mundane. I am truly a child of my generation: I need to be entertained.

How to Not Be Stupid

Debbie Woodbury | Posted 01.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Debbie Woodbury

I can throw dinner on the table, or I can slow down and really see what I'm doing. Focusing on the smell, taste and feel of the food in my hands grounds me. With mindfulness, bringing together even a simple dish is a work of creation and a gift of love.

10 Things People With Alzheimer's Have Taught Me

Marie Marley | Posted 08.30.2014 | Fifty
Marie Marley

Alzheimer's caregiving and pride don't mix! To avoid embarrassing the person or, even worse, to avoid a major argument, try agreeing with whatever they say, even if it's wrong. It takes some time to master this approach, but it is usually successful.

How My Son Taught Me to Walk

Anjali Joshi | Posted 06.15.2014 | Parents
Anjali Joshi

All it took was a few moments of sitting on the sidewalk for me to realize I was doing it all wrong. I was walking all wrong. Somewhere between my carefree school days and motherhood, I learned to drown myself in the mundane tasks of day-to-day life.

10 Childhood Pleasures That Used To Make Our Whole Day

Posted 02.28.2014 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

Are You Living In The Moment?

Posted 02.01.2014 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

It Will Be Simple, and it Will Be Beautiful (So Help Me God)

Bethany Pearson O'Connor | Posted 02.26.2014 | Parents
Bethany Pearson O'Connor

THIS DAY was supposed to be simple. THIS was FUN AND SIMPLE AND BEAUTIFUL DAY, for crying out loud. There are NO TANTRUMS on fun and simple and beautiful day, DOESN'T EVERYBODY KNOW THAT??

Find Beauty In The Smallest Of Moments

Posted 11.22.2013 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

8 Simple Pleasures You're Forgetting To Enjoy

Posted 10.07.2013 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

Wise Words From Kermit The Frog

Posted 10.03.2013 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

5 Simple Pleasures -- Made Better

Posted 09.27.2013 | Healthy Living

If you hadn't heard, Louis C.K. will not be getting his daughters smartphones. “I think these things are toxic, especially for kids,” the come...

12 Simple Pleasures As a Mom That Make Me Feel Like a Rock Star and Deserving of a High-Five

Mackenzie Lawrence | Posted 09.01.2013 | Parents
Mackenzie Lawrence

As I sat down yesterday at 9 in the morning after having finished up some laundry, unloading and loading the dishwasher and cleaning all three of the litter boxes (did it sink in that this was all before 9 in the morning?!), I was feeling pretty good about myself.

101 Simple Pleasures That Boost Happiness

Andrea Reiser | Posted 06.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Andrea Reiser

The smiley yellow balloon inspired me to come up with a list of 101 simple pleasures that might make you smile or will perhaps spark other ideas of your own. Of course, simple pleasures aren't universal, so one person's pleasures won't necessarily bring the same boost of happiness to others. But the possibilities are limitless.

22 Things You Can't Get Enough Of

Posted 03.13.2015 | OWN

by Leigh Newman There are some things you’ll never get enough of. Columnist Leigh Newman dishes on the simple pleasures we pine for… 1. Art...

True Confessions of an Ex-Shopaholic: Top Tips for Tough Times

Marjorie Hope Rothstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Marjorie Hope Rothstein

Here are my personal top tips for tough times, which hopefully will inspire you to start thinking about your own. After all, change is but a checklist away.