For some, restrictive eating is a short-lived stage that ricochets into a junk food rebellion. Others find their way back to the middle of the road. But for many, this so-called "healthy" way of eating can become a true obsession and, at its most extreme, an eating disorder known as orthorexia.
What if we accept assert not only our opinions in the board room, but in our homes as well? Acknowledge that the time we invest in doing our emails is equally as important as the time we spend exercising or vacationing with our families?
Many of the Chinese people I speak to seem to be deeply concerned that China will lose something extremely rare and valuable in the rush towards a very confounding version of growth and happiness. And it's not just the older people.
We all know what debt is. Some of us, most of us, still have a few we're paying off. Student loans, car payments, mortgages. But what about the unseen debts, debts that are invisible to the naked eye but instead live within our hearts?
Let me begin by clarifying that striving for work-life balance is like exercising -- it is something that needs to be done daily in order to be attained over the long-term while being maintained in the short-term. It is not a one-off, unless of course, you win the lottery!
A lot of people call 40 the new 30 and it has always confused me. Why can't it just be 40? If the premise is that it's a younger, hipper, more self-aware version of you, then wouldn't that version be completely cool with being the age you are?
Several years ago, my life was the picture of success. Every day, I woke up in the dark, roused my two young children and began my morning routine: get out the door by 6 a.m., drop both children off at their private school and race like mad to catch the train.
Is life as good as everyone makes it sound on Facebook and Twitter? Everyone I read about or follow has the greatest husband ever, the most amazing in-laws, the best-est boyfriend, the sweetest kids in the world, the awesomest job and the hottest sex life.
Compassion and gratitude are the two most powerful states for me to be truly connected. Living with compassion and being grateful are essential in caring for the things that matter and connecting with people on the journey.
When we achieve a balance on the outside with our schedules, we can make time and room to strive for an internal balance with kind self-talk, and to learn how to be more relaxed, accepting, content, and present.
There's a scene in American Beauty where Kevin Spacey's character applies for work at a fast food restaurant. They assume that "Lester" is inquiring about a management position, only to be met with his classic reply, "I'm looking for the least possible amount of responsibility."
As someone who has been called a "media maven," and who participates in and contributes to practically every form of print and broadcast media out there, this is probably the last thing you expect to hear from me: Turn it all off. Unplug. Seriously.
Mommy is so sorry. I didn't know that two babies would be so hard. I didn't think I'd treat you any differently than your brother. And I didn't realize how quickly life would pile up and try to steal our special moments from the two of us.
The mind responds. The gut reacts. The heart follows. Learn the subtle differences by staying true to the self. Stay diligently committed to ensuring your own happiness in order to fully serve the ones you love.