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Caregivers: The Problem With Being Strong

Adria Firestone | Posted 04.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Adria Firestone

That is who I am, a lifeline, a caregiver. That's not love, that is need; a very unfulfilling one-way street. The past five months have seen surgery after surgery and the care and feeding of a very grumpy man who growls about everything.

"What's LOVE got to do with it?" Self-publishing as a Black feminist act of radical self-care

Zetta Elliott | Posted 04.05.2016 | Books
Zetta Elliott

"The Door at the Crossroads" may not be perfect, but it deserves to exist in the world. It can serve as a mirror for so many Black teens who never get to see themselves in the pages of a fantasy novel. My hope is that my act of Black feminist resistance will inspire a new generation of writers

Caring for Myself

MotherWoman | Posted 03.16.2016 | Parents
MotherWoman

I'm a better mother and partner when my life is in balance. When I'm getting enough rest and exercise and when I can devote a little time to my hobbies, I feel recharged and better able to be the parent I'd like to be.

5 Easy Morning Rituals That Can Reduce Stress and Overwhelm

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 02.22.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Jennifer Twardowski

When we start our days with such a hectic and rushed routine, we're making ourselves start our days stressed out and overwhelmed. And, frankly, who really wants that? So here are five easy morning rituals that will reduce stress and overwhelm.

3 Ways to Access Your Inner Wisdom...That Don't Require Yoga

Maria Ross | Posted 02.12.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Maria Ross

Has a coach or self-help guru ever said to you, "You have all the answers inside of you; you just need to listen?" Upon hearing this, I usually roll ...

When a Car Is Not a Car

Adria Firestone | Posted 01.25.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Adria Firestone

When inspiration for writing pops into my head, it often makes me laugh. The title of this article made me think of the old joke: when is a door not ...

Strategies to Help Moms Avoid Compassion Fatigue

Shari Medini | Posted 01.25.2016 | Parents
Shari Medini

Self care doesn't have to mean extravagant girls' weekends and shopping binges. Self care is more about the day to day mindset and small things that you do to decrease your stress levels and refill your compassion tank.

25 Self-Love Quotes

Jen Smith | Posted 05.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Jen Smith

1. "You, yourself, as much as anybody else in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection." -- Buddha 2. "In your own life it's important to...

8 'Me Time' Tips If You're Feeling Lost

Helen Butler | Posted 12.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Helen Butler

These eight strategies really helped me this year when I was lost and low and extremely out of flow. With the silly season nearly here I'd like to share these with you so that if you are feeling worried, anxious, exhausted or simply out of sorts you can delve into them, to help you shift some of that lost-ness.

The Things That Coffee Can't Fix

Amber Kane | Posted 10.07.2015 | Women
Amber Kane

Drink another cup of coffee, yes more coffee that will fix everything. That's what I kept telling my tired body, and while I drank A LOT of coffee , it seemed like my weariness was deeper than what the caffeine could reach, and so I had to push back the voice that just kept saying, why not try a stronger cup of coffee, why not drink the one labeled dark magic, and instead listen to the one saying, stop.

Breaking Down to Break Through

Halle Eavelyn | Posted 09.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Halle Eavelyn

I know I'm one of the lucky ones. It was relatively small incident, and I can go right back to living my otherwise stellar life. I know that for some people it changes everything irrevocably and their lives are never what they hoped they would be again. I know that for a thankfully smaller minority, it is a death sentence.

What Every People Pleaser Needs to Realize About Themselves

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 09.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Twardowski

So what can us people pleasers do about this, you ask? Well, there are a few things...

5 Tips to Love Yourself More

Caitlin Grace | Posted 08.26.2015 | Women
Caitlin Grace

Self love is a phrase that gets bandied about a lot these days, but what does it really mean? Is it all just an excuse to go to the salon or day spa and indulge in some pampering or is there something a little deeper that we can do to love ourselves?

10 Super Simple Self-Care Practices to Help You Live a Joyful Life

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 07.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Twardowski

When we're so much on the go-go-go, the last thing on our minds can be our own self-care and how we can find joy in our day to day lives. But, trust me, it's much easier than you think. Here are 10 super simple self-care practices to help you live a joyful life.

If You Do It For Your Child, You Should Do It For Yourself

Allison Chawla | Posted 07.07.2016 | Parents
Allison Chawla

We parents need to realize that true self-nurturing doesn't come in the form of material things. It comes from giving ourselves the same type of love and reassurance that we give to our children each day.

5 Ways To Find Yourself After a Breakup

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 05.30.2015 | Women
Jennifer Twardowski

Reflect back on all the things that you used to enjoy doing in your life -- as a young kid, a teenager, even just a few years ago. Write all these things down on a list and make it a goal to start doing them again!

Why Your Mommy Guilt Can Be Good For You

40 Percent and Rising | Posted 04.07.2015 | Parents
40 Percent and Rising

Guilt can be a big neon sign pointing to inner needs that aren't being met. It can also lead you to satisfaction and joy that comes from spending your time doing things you love and things that nourish you on all levels, including in your work.

5 Ways to Take Care of Yourself This Holiday Season

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 02.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Twardowski

The good news is that the holiday season doesn't have to be so stressful and draining. With a few little changes, it is possible to turn your exhausting holiday experience into one filled with joy and cheer -- it just all boils down to how you take care of you. Here are five ways to do that...

It's Okay to Be Angry

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 01.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Twardowski

I'd talk myself out of my own feelings because they seemed so out of place to where everyone else was. So I'd simply go along with it and only express my frustrations vaguely to a few select people in fear that my irritation was somehow "wrong."

The Secret to Being Happy In Any Relationship

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 01.11.2015 | Women
Jennifer Twardowski

I was a total chameleon in my relationships. If someone else liked something, I liked it. Anything they believed, I believed. Any interest they had, I would take up myself.

Self-Care in the Time of Chaos

Tamara Star | Posted 12.31.2014 | Women
Tamara Star

Those tiny quiet moments we used to enjoy at stop lights, commuting on trains, and waiting for appointments are gone and now replaced with quick glimpses of emails, text and social media.

Recipe for a Soulistic Life

Allison Dailey | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Allison Dailey

We can't please everyone and we shouldn't even try. We don't have to attend every birthday party, baby shower, work event and argument we're invited to. Write down eight ways to say no, and keep the list handy. Saying no helps maintain focus and do what you really feel called to.

Why Being an 'Independent' Woman No Longer Serves Us Ladies

Heather Strang | Posted 12.14.2014 | Women
Heather Strang

It's an exciting time to be a woman. A time to share freely our gifts with those we love and the world at large, a time to delight and radiate our natural beauty, a time to love with the fullness of our hearts while staying deeply connected to the core of who-we-really-are.

When I Took Off My Rose-Colored Glasses

Kathleen Buckstaff | Posted 09.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Kathleen Buckstaff

I learned a lot from having a rose beside me all week. I made time to see the good in life. I remembered that I have thorns and to use them when needed. And I told myself again and again that it is my job to stand tall in the light.

An Interview With Alanis Morissette: When I Take Care of Myself, There's Always Inspiration

Omega Institute | Posted 06.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Omega Institute

Alanis Morissette shares how she remains creative after more than 20 years writing award-winning music.