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Paula Kay Glass, BS, MEd | Posted 06.13.2016 | Women
Paula Kay Glass, BS, MEd

For years I have been dependent on other people or things to make me happy. I have waited in the wings for flowers, words of affirmation, the next shopping spree. I wanted the fairytale, but I expected someone else to create it for me.

Every Parent Will Relate To This Song About How Quickly Kids Grow Up

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 05.05.2016 | Parents

The night before a scheduled performance, singer Nichole Nordeman was struck with a realization. "It just hit me out of nowhere," she said. "How did w...

Slow Down: A Mother's Day Reminder

Jess Chambers | Posted 05.03.2016 | Parents
Jess Chambers

Moms come in every shape and size and are scattered throughout the world. We are gifted this coveted role in different ways -- yet our celebrations and hardships are often the same. We spend our days doing the work of motherhood and then grab onto a few special moments begging time to just stand still.

The Best Thing I Can Give To My Introverted Son

Quiet Revolution | Alice Bradley | Posted 03.02.2016 | Healthy Living

This article first appeared on QuietRev.com On weekdays, my son Felix hits the wall at five o’clock. It’s cocktail hour, when the afternoon slips ...

Tired of Rushing Around? Read This

Caroline Garnet McGraw | Posted 09.28.2015 | Business
Caroline Garnet McGraw

We drive ourselves crazy trying to keep up. We move frantically through our days. And as a result, we're so tired. So, so tired. When we get honest, we're haunted by the knowledge that life's most beautiful gifts - like lunches with life-long friends - just can't be rushed.

A Real Holiday? Needs More Work!

Amanda Gore | Posted 07.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Amanda Gore

How long is it since you had a holiday? A real one -- not just time off work. A time where you weren't looking after some family member, or spendin...

I Don't Want a Smarter 3-Year-Old; I Just Want A 3-Year-Old

Krista Pelton | Posted 03.05.2015 | Parents
Krista Pelton

I stopped caring what everyone else was doing with their child. I stopped expecting that my son would want to participate and I just let him be 3 years old. Life became a whole lot calmer. And cheaper.

Practicing Mindfulness

Matti Perilstein | Posted 02.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Matti Perilstein

What are you thinking about? You've probably been asked this question before, but how often do you consciously think about your thoughts on your own? ...

The Best Thing You Can Do For Yourself

Jordan Dansky | Posted 11.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Jordan Dansky

This may sound extremely contradictory, but when you find yourself crazed, anxious, stressed, and just a tad (okay, maybe insanely) overwhelmed, one of the best things you can do for yourself is slow down.

The Case For Putting Nothing On Your To-Do List

Nicole Glassman | Posted 10.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Nicole Glassman

It seems many of us have a fear of failing, or not doing enough, or not doing it "right." We are afraid that if we leave that inbox unattended, we will seem irresponsible. If we leave the dishes in the sink for that moment, we are just creating more to do later.

How My Son Taught Me To Slow Down

Pallavi Gadepalli | Posted 10.18.2014 | Parents
Pallavi Gadepalli

We have made listening to music in the car our special time together. It is something we even crave sometimes. We will take a ride in the car just because we want to, with no destination in mind. I sometimes thank God that his school and camp are at least a 30-minute drive away.

Don't Rush Through Life: Give Yourself Permission to Rest and Relax

Heather Martin | Posted 10.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Heather Martin

Life is short, yet we spend an awful lot of it in angst about our past, present and future. We push ourselves to keep working and producing when we just need a little break -- a nap, a beach day, a walk.

The Upside of 'Island Time' (And Six Other Wellness Lessons From My Tropical Travels)

Alena Hall | Posted 08.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Alena Hall

As impossible as it may feel to slow down and live by "island time" back home in my hectic, New York City life, sometimes it's a lesson I took from my roots that carries immeasurable value when it comes to leading a balanced, fulfilling life.

Daily Meditation: Slow Down

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.19.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Why You Should Embrace Your Love Affair With Food

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 06.09.2014 | Taste

As a society, we give a lot of power to food. It boosts our mood, brings us closer together with loved ones, and gives us a reason to get to know new ...

12 Stunning Reasons New Yorkers Should Look Up

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.05.2014 | Arts

Life moves fast, especially for all you New Yorkers out there. On your average commute to the office, between the train delays, the pushy pedestrians,...

Bernadette Noll: This Is Supposed to Be Fun

Bernadette Noll | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Bernadette Noll

My crankiness and rushing wasn't going to change anything at all about what I had to do or what I had been through. All it was doing was making this task miserable.

Slowing Down To Splash In The Rain

Suzanne Perryman | Posted 12.03.2013 | Parents
Suzanne Perryman

As I continued to lift her into the car, very softly she exclaimed "that was fun..," and instead of reaching for her seat belt as I had planned, in reverse I helped her back out of the car, until we stood facing each other, our feet planted in the same puddle.

Do You Have To Get Sick To Slow Down?

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 11.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

I have battled chronic stress for most of my adult life, and I know that my habits are a work in progress. I also know that I value my health as much as I value being a high-achiever, and I need to use something other than getting sick as a warning sign that I need to slow down.

Selena Gomez Turns It Up For New Club Jam

The Huffington Post | Madeline Boardman | Posted 06.04.2013 | Entertainment

It was a big day for Top-40 on Monday as two teen favorites released new music. First, Miley Cyrus premiered her much-hyped return with "We Can't ...

Mindful Eating, Mindful Life

Mary Pritchard | Posted 07.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Mary Pritchard

I know what you're thinking: "But I don't have time to live a mindful life." I think it's more appropriate to say that you don't have time not to. We only have this one chance, this one life to live. Don't you want to live it to your fullest? I know I do.

Slow Down With Polenta

Posted 05.03.2013 | Taste

It's totally possible to make quick polenta. But it's not possible to make GREAT polenta quickly.

Slow Down With Ratatouille

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Orchant | Posted 02.26.2013 | Taste

This dish will bring anyone back to their childhood in Provence -- even if you've never been.

Slow Down With Carne Adovada

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Orchant | Posted 02.20.2013 | Taste

Think of this slow-cooked, chile-flecked delight as New Mexican pulled pork.

Slow Down With Beef Bourguignon

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Orchant | Posted 02.15.2013 | Taste

Devote a Sunday to this dish (it's winter, we know you're hanging out inside anyway).