There really isn't a class that you can take, or a way to mentally prepare for all of the ups and downs that can occur when dealing with your significant others ex, specifically when it comes to their children.
I have worn glasses since 7th grade, but now I see the world through new lenses: well-being, wisdom, wonder, and giving. These are the four pillars to...
I've dipped my big toe into this risky topic pool once before, and am now ready to take the full plunge. Here are five coping mechanisms I've developed, which I'm still laboriously practicing and pledging in writing to continue to rehearse
Sitting on LJ's blanket in Prospect Park with her gal pals Andy and Amy, digging into chips and salsa and watching Chaka Khan belt it out (that woma...
As new mothers, we are knee-deep in the pursuit of that elusive "life balance." There are so many tiny details that made up our day. Moment to moment, it seems mundane. But as we tuck our children into bed and reflect on all we accomplished, those details blend and form a melody.
You see, mindfulness isn't about perfection or reaching some artificial standard. It starts -- and continues -- with the simple daily decision that you want to become aware of what's really going on in you and in your life.
The saying goes that when Mom is happy, everyone's happy. But in this busy world, where the ultimate luxury may be a full night's sleep, here are seven qualities that help moms not only keep it together, but thrive.
By regularly adopting some of these practices that resonate with you (or all of them, if you're an overachiever), you will find yourself becoming more in tune with your true self. You might just learn to more easily go with the flow, let go of the past, and quit worrying about the future.
Self-care doesn't take a lot of money or even a lot of time. Self-care simply takes a commitment on our part to follow through.
Looking back to my younger years, I am sometimes amazed at how life has turned. Nothing is exactly what I had originally planned for. The only thing that stays the same is who I am, my values, and my interests.
As a new mom, I resented my law degree. I resented the responsibility and the expectation it placed on me. But for the first time in a long while, I am grateful to be an attorney. I am grateful to have a profession.
Good food, as much as anything, is a determining factor in who we are going to be tomorrow and years down the road. Many experts say certain foods can help to slow down the aging process and fights disease. Plus, when you eat well, you look and feel better.
Maybe if we balance our stress with the beauty around us, it will spill out in our interactions, grant grace to ourselves and to others, and make the world a better place. Maybe. Let's try. See beauty. Let it fill you. Live it. Now.
When you are stuck with the wrong people in your life, you walk with a brewing and gloomy cloud over your head. Their problems become your problems; their negative outlook on everything brings unnecessary negativity in to your life,
He was supposed to be the finisher. He criticized the other two guys' work, but then he proceeded to work really hard all day long. He set up a table saw outside and spent hours and hours going up the stairs and down the stairs, not even breaking for lunch.
Don't focus on anyone else but you. Be grateful for where you are and the things you have achieved. Every day is a fresh start to go after your own dreams and improve from your yesterday.