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Yes, We Are THAT Family

Regan Long | Posted 12.05.2014 | Parents
Regan Long

The dog is barking. Someone is knocking at the door. The phone is ringing. And the smoke alarm is going off from my attempt at cooking. You read about these people and watch them in a movie, but no, that's us. We're those people.

Mack Daddy of Chaos: Thanksgiving

Adina Kalish | Posted 11.26.2014 | Parents
Adina Kalish

Thanksgiving. You can't avoid it. It's coming. Tomorrow. And whether you love it or hate it, whether it brings together people you love or people you loathe, there's one thing that rings true for all. It could possibly be the culmination of an entire year's worth of chaos at one dinner table.

The No-process Process

Marty Neumeier | Posted 11.23.2014 | Business
Marty Neumeier

You may not think you have anything to learn from an ant -- and you'd probably be right. But don't write off the colony as a whole, because it might have something to teach you.

Want A Better Life? Embrace Chaos

Dr. Shamini Jain | Posted 12.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Shamini Jain

If we think our life stops when we have kids and a job, if we don't pursue our passions no matter how ridiculous they may seem, if we don't stretch ourselves to accommodate that rescue dog who needs a home or a family member or friend who needs our help, we miss out -- big time. Because what we get in return when we embrace this "chaos" is LIFE, in all its fullness and all its glory.

So, Are You Bored? A Stay-at-Home Mom's Favorite Question

Erica Ford | Posted 12.03.2014 | Parents
Erica Ford

The last thing I wanted to do was play trains. I wanted to make a fresh pot of coffee and find my wallet. But that nagging voice said, "When you look back on this time, you'll wish you played trains with her while you had the chance." So, I sat down. "Build it, b*tch!" she said excitedly.

What Do Steve, Arianna, Millie and Karen Have in Common?

Millie Grenough | Posted 11.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Millie Grenough

Photo: Jon Snyder/Wired.com | CC BY-NC Common element in Steve Jobs, Arianna Huffington, Millie Grenough, Karen Gomez: a) creativity b) crazy-busy...

When All Hell Breaks Loose, Do This

Lana Shlafer | Posted 11.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Lana Shlafer

Choose love by accepting yourself just as you are. By giving yourself the permission to feel, reveal and heal. By showing those vulnerable sides to others and allowing them to hold space for you and love you in the middle of the mess.

Do You Know Where Your Kids Are Tonight? Yep.

Cornelia Seigneur | Posted 11.09.2014 | Parents
Cornelia Seigneur

I believe we need to think of our house as a home, as a refuge, as an outreach, as a place of belonging and security. It is not ours to hoard, but ours to share.

Mindfully Go With the Flow in Chaos and Crisis

Brent Hogarth | Posted 10.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Brent Hogarth

It is paramount that we only focus our efforts on creating flow within our own minds because there is no way we can maintain structure in our external environment. Maintaining a mindful and non-judging awareness of ourselves may be the highest form on intelligence.

Power in Chaos

Sister Jenna | Posted 09.15.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Sister Jenna

We are all living and existing on the same field of actions. The stage we use is called the world. But there are subtle influences which we can't se...

Chaos Is Good News

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche | Posted 08.19.2014 | Religion
Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

I believe that the pain and confusion of the world is now so vivid and unavoidable that we have no choice but to acknowledge it. Only by staring directly at the confusion -- examining it and absorbing its reality -- will our species discover a way forward.

The Most Chaotic Driving in the World

Sherry Ott | Posted 08.05.2014 | Travel
Sherry Ott

Take all of your driving rules that you've grown up with and forget them because India is no place for rules. However, after spending two weeks in the drivers seat in India, I did notice a few trends I could begin to rely on.

Staying Mindful in the Midst of Chaos

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 07.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Chaos is natural -- it's everywhere. Life is unpredictable and will bring about many different emotions and mind states that can be challenging and difficult, even unbearable at times. But beneath the dramas, distractions and problems there's a still and calm place we can rest in.

12 Lessons My Twins Taught Me In Their First 12 Months

Cara Paiuk | Posted 06.15.2014 | Parents
Cara Paiuk

12. Time is the most precious commodity in the world. This last year has gone by faster than any before. And that scares me. I want it all to slow down so I can savor every crazy, wonderful minute.

I Will Not Fix Everything in 2014

Jacki Donaldson | Posted 03.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Jacki Donaldson

What I need more than anything in 2014 is calm; I need to get off the scale, relax, find balance, eat for health, and parent my children from a place of grace. There is more, but I will not fix everything in 2014; I shall save the rest for another year.

Are You Enjoying the Chaos Yet?

Robert C. Jameson | Posted 02.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert C. Jameson

If it's true that chaos and adversity are a part of life, then I want to use it for my growth, upliftment, and learning. I want to enjoy the process of life. I want to gain inner strength so I can deal with anything life brings me.

12 Reasons To Embrace Uncertainty Next Year

Bob Miglani | Posted 02.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Bob Miglani

For me, embrace the chaos means: to accept the uncertainty of life and move forward anyway! Take action despite not knowing how things will turn out. To stop over-thinking, stop over-analyzing, stop trying to predict.

The Big Lie We Tell Ourselves About Fear

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 02.09.2014 | Business
Deirdre Maloney

It seems that some of the most powerful lessons come when you realize that something you used to believe with absolute certainty is dead wrong. I offe...

Your Holiday Gift: How to Manage the Frantic Energy of Others

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 02.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Sometimes the best thing to do when those around you are displaying frantic or negative energy is to get razor focused on something else. Anything else.

3 Truths That Will Instantly Make Your Day Better

Bob Miglani | Posted 01.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Bob Miglani

From the moment we get up in the morning to the moment we hit the bed at night, there's something about the months of fall that make our day feel overwhelming.

Honduras Healthcare System Collapsing

Marco Cáceres | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Marco Cáceres

Some 670 doctors remain on strike in Honduras because the Ministry of Health has not paid their salaries since January -- and in some cases as far back as 14 months.

Bernadette Noll: Step Away from the Roller Coaster

Bernadette Noll | Posted 11.19.2013 | Parents
Bernadette Noll

It's easy to sit in the constant process of connecting, responding, replying and reaching in, because in a way, it makes us feel that if we're not here, things would crumble without us. And who doesn't want to feel that their part in it all is absolutely critical and irreplaceable?

Stuck In Someday

Kristin Shaw | Posted 09.22.2013 | Parents
Kristin Shaw

The detours getting to Someday are causing us to miss the little towns along the way. We're missing that tiny village with the colorful candy store filled with sugary treats. The best thing I can do for our family is to live in the here and NOW and not let us get stuck in SOMEDAY.

The Secret Damage to You From Being Disorganized

Joel Zaslofsky | Posted 06.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Joel Zaslofsky

There are plenty of ways that our collective disorganization is inflicting secret collateral damage all around us. You might never realize it the toll of too much chaos, but the people impacted and their overall environment certainly do.

Our Need for Closure Is Outdated

Schuyler Brown | Posted 05.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Schuyler Brown

Our need for closure has to cease being something we seek outside ourselves and something we reach by diving within. What we seek when we seek closure is a break in the action.