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Slowing Down

The Hidden Zen of my Mother: Holding On to the Processes

Jillayna Adamson | Posted 01.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Jillayna Adamson

Honor some of the processes we are so quick to wish away, to overlook, to see as tedious or interfering. Appreciate that they may have life in and of themselves.

My Breakup With Social Media

Laura Aiisha | Posted 11.29.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Laura Aiisha

For the last few years, I've done a three-week cleanse at this time of year. It gives me pause on all of my normal behaviors as far as food and oth...

Being Present and Enjoying the Moment

Karen Trepte | Posted 11.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Karen Trepte

There will always be pros and cons in life. We'll always be striving for more, indeed, that is part of what it looks like to always be expanding. It is part of the beauty of being a human being, to always be striving for more.

The Power in Putting Your Phone Down

Gina Soleil | Posted 11.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Gina Soleil

Last night I did something crazy... I never turned my phone back on. This morning I woke up, realized what I didn't do and then intentionally didn't turn my phone back on. I left my love companion on the desk all by itself.

Escape the Greatest Tragedy of Life

Gina Soleil | Posted 11.03.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Gina Soleil

Often the great tragedy of our lives is that we don't take time to notice. -- Frank MacEowen, Author of The Celtic Way Of Seeing Our lives move so f...

10 Ways to Slow Down and Embrace Autumn

Dot & Bo | Posted 10.27.2015 | HuffPost Home
Dot & Bo

When you're busy balancing work, family, a social life, and any number of other things, it's easy to let the seasons slip away. But, taking time to stop and smell the roses (or in this case the pumpkin spice) is important for both your mental and physical health. That's why we've come up with a few simple things you can do to really appreciate the fall season -- even if it's just for a moment.

When Someday Is Here: Reflections on Turning 40 and Two Traffic Stops

Cara E. Jones | Posted 10.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Cara E. Jones

My "someday" was here and "somebody" was me. And, in that moment, it was all so very enough.

Time Out of Time: Receiving the Medicine of the Yuba River

Padma Gordon | Posted 08.05.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Padma Gordon

Recently, my daughter, Meera and I took time out of our busy lives to go camping for a few days on the Yuba River just outside of Nevada City, Cal...

10 Ways Families Can Slow Down & Savor Life, Even When You're Busy

Hunter Clarke-Fields | Posted 06.18.2015 | Parents
Hunter Clarke-Fields

Do you feel like you don't have enough time? When someone asks how you are, is your answer, "busy?" Too many of us are feeling overwhelmed. Especially mamas.

Top 7 Ways to Connect With Your Child in a Disconnected World

Kiran Gaind | Posted 06.17.2015 | Parents
Kiran Gaind

We love our children and value connection with them, but we lead busy lives inundated by modern technology. We're constantly connected to things outside of the home.

Human Beings vs. Human Doings

Elissa Kravetz | Posted 02.02.2015 | Impact
Elissa Kravetz

As I am sitting here on the beach in Goa, I'm pondering the concept of actually being a human BEING. I'm a Westerner, I grew up on the East Coast o...

Time is Running Out -- Slow Down!

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 04.26.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jinny Ditzler

Do what you're doing when you're doing it. Stop beating yourself up for what you're not doing, and pay attention to what you are doing.

Slowing Down to Listen

Cassidy Hall | Posted 03.31.2015 | Religion
Cassidy Hall

I only knew Bill for about 2 years and the culmination of his kindness, generosity, openness, and love, accounted for a lifetime with a surrogate grandfather.

Three Ways to Handle Social Media Stress

Linda Lauren | Posted 03.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Linda Lauren

So how do we deal with this? How do we work with this new quickened pace and maintain a less stressful lifestyle? While it will certainly take a great deal of thought, here are three ways to help manage social media stress.

Taking Separate Honeymoons Became A Wake-Up Call For This Couple

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 12.31.2014 | Weddings

When author Bill Powers married his wife, they celebrated in an unconventional way. Unable to sync their schedules enough to take a honeymoon together...

How My Little Boy Has Slowed Me Down

Amanda Mushro | Posted 04.15.2015 | Parents
Amanda Mushro

If you see me moving towards you at lightning speed, take a look a few yards behind me. That's where you find my boy. Just strolling along, no sense of urgency, taking it all in.

Hurrying Is The Enemy

Betsy Brown Braun | Posted 12.22.2014 | Parents
Betsy Brown Braun

Life with children, especially with toddlers, would so much easier if you had no agenda. Two hours to walk to Starbucks? No Problem. I have nothing else to do. But that life just doesn't exist, except for, maybe, when Granny visits.

Improving Your Photography by Taking Fewer Photographs

Rachel Devine | Posted 12.08.2014 | Arts
Rachel Devine

I often get asked for tips on how to become a better photographer. The majority asking are parents who want to take better pictures of their own child...

5 Ways To Slow Down And Enjoy Your Life More

Posted 09.29.2014 | Healthy Living

By Andy Puddicombe for YouBeauty Most of us have wished for a simpler life at some stage or other. No surprise really, given how hectic our tech-fu...

The Importance of Being Kind

Lindley Pless | Posted 11.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Lindley Pless

These little moments caused me to pause and reflect. And maybe you too need time to take a breath. Do we all have our right foot pressed so firmly to the gas pedal that we are speeding along neglecting to see the little ways in which we are avoiding kindness and compassion?

What We Can Learn From European Women

Sarah Warman | Posted 10.21.2014 | Women
Sarah Warman

What can we learn from our female counterparts across the pond? They are seemingly doing more with less. Even without a walk-in closet and a slew of Apple products, when European women hit the streets, they are doing it with style and ease.

10 Real Ways To Slow Life Down As You Age

Dr. Margaret Rutherford | Posted 09.28.2014 | Fifty
Dr. Margaret Rutherford

When I was pregnant, I got tired of talking about having a baby. When I finally had my little darling, I became weary of talking only about nap time and Sponge Bob. Now I find I am getting a little frustrated with this whole 'getting older' thing.

Why I Hate Being Accosted With Back-To-School Ads In July

Kathryn E. Livingston | Posted 09.17.2014 | Fifty
Kathryn E. Livingston

I've been noticing that each year the back-to-school craze seems to begin earlier and earlier. Is this because unbeknownst to me (now that my kids are grown) school is starting in July?... Why then, must I be accosted with visions of notebooks and backpacks before I've even made a visit to the beach?

These Are the People Who Stop at Lemonade Stands

Galit Breen | Posted 08.18.2014 | Parents
Galit Breen

The neighbor we rarely see whose kids are grown and gone but still come home to pass footballs in the cul de sac. Whenever I see him and his wife I feel like we offer each other a trade of sorts -- a look at their past for a peek at our future.

11 New Parenting 'Lasts' That Will Make You Cry

Galit Breen | Posted 08.11.2014 | Parents
Galit Breen

When our babies are little, there are so many lasts that people warn us about. We're on alert for the last time they pronounce that one word in that sweet, incorrect way. The last time they toddle. But as my girls get older, I realize that I'm entering a whole new round of lasts.