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Womens Self Care

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

Helen Butler | Posted 11.30.2015 | 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 07.27.2015 | 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 07.07.2015 | 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.

Jennifer Louden Teaches Women to Live Mindfully

BJ Gallagher | Posted 05.05.2014 | Women
BJ Gallagher

Self-care is such a challenge for so many women -- we are so busy taking care of others that we neglect ourselves. Jennifer Louden is an expert on self-care and she's helped millions of women with her books and workshops. She understands women and why we don't always act in our own self-interest.

Dropping Out Of The Cult Of Busy

Mary Beth Maziarz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Mary Beth Maziarz

I made a sign for the craft studio that says "I can do ANYTHING, but I can not do EVERYTHING. Especially at once." So I'm going to take my own advice.

Peggy Nolan: The Frazzled Woman's Guide to Self-Care

Peggy Nolan | Posted 10.12.2013 | Women
Peggy Nolan

I didn't think I was important enough to be on my own priority list. Most of the time, I was waiting for life to give me an engraved invitation to participate... until I learned that no invitation was ever necessary.

Saving My Sanity Through Self-Care

Kristen Levithan | Posted 05.27.2013 | Women
Kristen Levithan

A small pot of moisturizing cream changed my life. Allow me to explain.

How to be a Grown-up Girl

Christina Pesoli | Posted 04.23.2013 | Women
Christina Pesoli

When a girl is little it's OK for her to have her own dreams -- and it's fine for her to dream big. She can pretend to be a princess and reign over an entire land, or announce that she wants to be an Academy Award-winning actress or declare that she is going to be the next President.

In Defense of Wrinkles

Maggie Lamond Simone | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Maggie Lamond Simone

Men's wrinkled faces are "craggy" and "rugged." Women's are "lined" and "worn." Men get theirs through a lifetime of adventures, while ours come from being old and tired.

To Vajayjay or Not to Vajayjay

Elissa Stein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elissa Stein

Advertisers shape cultural mindsets through carefully crafted campaign messages. When those messages are shrouded in euphemisms, does anyone know what it is we're really talking about?

The Queen of Your Own Life ... Queen Lite

Dr. Susan Corso | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Corso

Claim your Beauty. We all need to do this. I'll never forget the day I realized that although I was never going to look like Christy Brinkley, Christy Brinkley was never going to look like me either.