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Elizabeth Ippolito: Why I'm Giving Up on Perfect

Elizabeth Ippolito | Posted 03.26.2014 | Women
Elizabeth Ippolito

We put mounds of pressure on ourselves. Now, in our 20's and 30's, we're well on our way to having it "all" (or close to it). And we're crumbling under the pressure. We're blaming ourselves for failure and well, we're weeping over pork roast.

Celebrating Imperfection

Rabbi Mary Zamore | Posted 01.28.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Mary Zamore

Our communal expectations, created by society and pounded into our psyches by seasonal advertising, are that when we celebrate our holidays -- Chanukah, Thanksgiving, Christmas (for non-Jews) and even secular New Year's -- we should have a perfect holiday.

Nobody's Perfect: Ask Noah

Noah Kass | Posted 06.25.2012 | Money
Noah Kass

You believe you have the power to create a flawless item. You can't. No one can. You hope that one day things will be exactly the way you want them to be. They won't be.

Pinned: Porn on Pinterest

Susan Harrow | Posted 05.14.2012 | Home
Susan Harrow

I'm in love with Pinterest the new hot social network where images are digital coke -- addictive, unlimited pleasure with just a few side effects -- l...

The Duality of Parenting: The Authoritative vs. Permissive Debate

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

Do you expect your kids to adhere to the rules of the world? Or do you expect the world to adjust to the needs of your kid? If ever there was a subject where people have differences of opinions, it's parenting.

A Triathlete Amputee's Thoughts On Her Body: Missing An Arm, But Not Courage, Part 1

Susan Harrow | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Harrow

Leadership expert, triathlete and mother of quadruplets, twins and three other children, DeeDee Myers is never without lipstick in her purse. She's always prepared, always presentable, no matter what.

Learning To Love Yourself And Your Body

Susan Harrow | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Harrow

Myers says that we can locate virtues inside our bodies. For example, she houses courage in her diaphragm. That's where she goes to find the energy to do a handstand in Yoga.

Five Steps to Avoid a Holiday Meltdown

Noah St. John | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Noah St. John

Holiday stress is normal. But just because it's normal doesn't mean it's natural. Take a deep breath and follow these five simple steps to lower holiday stress.

Good Morning Moms: Who's Going To Replace Diane on GMA?

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Lisa Earle McLeod

The mom factor has been one of the major underpinnings behind some of TV's most successful morning hosts (think Katie Couric and Joan Lunden).

One Simple Thing That Makes Every Woman Happy

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

After talking with literally thousands of women, especially mothers, I can tell you - every time a woman has to badger a man to become more engaged, a little piece of her heart breaks.

When Women Hate Their Bodies Men Suffer Too

Susan Harrow | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Harrow

When you start to change the internal dialog the external reality changes and a new, more positive shift in experience happens.

Tyra Banks: Tyra Show Casting - Do You Have a Body Part You Absolutely Hate?

Susan Harrow | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Harrow

Do you have a body part that you absolutely hate and sometimes feel ashamed of? Are you constantly finding ways to cover it up or hide it?

Mothers That Measure Their Daughters

Susan Harrow | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Harrow

I am examined, scrutinized and commented upon. "I didn't have lines like those on my lips when I was your age," my mother says in the bright lights of her marble bathroom.

How Our Friends Can Help Us Find More Joy -- If We Let Them!

Wes Isley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Wes Isley

I can't emphasize enough the importance of friends as a source of joy in our lives, not only when things are going well but also when things go bad -- especially then.

Hate Your Body? 3 Steps Toward Learning To Love It

Sadie Nardini | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sadie Nardini

This superficially focused yet deeply-ingrained striving for some unattainable, deprivation-based goal can easily overcome a good life, and swallow it whole. And those feelings can turn deadly for some of us, or at the very least, consistently ruin our days.

If Your Life Is Perfect, Don't Read This: You Have Enough Joy Anyway

Wes Isley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Wes Isley

I repeatedly ask myself this question, and so should you: Is your dream more important than your fear of failure?

Stepmothers, Mothers and the "B" Word

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

Today's stepmoms might not be accused of casting spells, but talk to any first wife about her husband's new wife and you'll likely discover a bubbling cauldron of resentment.

The New Normal: No Whining Allowed

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

Perhaps the recession is giving us more than just a tough lesson in fiscal responsibility. Perhaps we're also getting a lesson in gratitude.

How You Can Begin Creating a More Joyful Life

Wes Isley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Wes Isley

While we can't always control what life throws at us, we can control how we react -- and that's the key to unlocking joy.

Please Quit Drooling Over My Daughter

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

It's odd and a bit unsettling to see your sweet daughter reflected in the eyes of men. Just as it's odd to realize that the world now looks at you in a different way.

Confessions of a TiVoholic

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

I love television. I truly love it. I wept when TiVo was invented, because it meant I could watch even more of it. Sophisticated people claim to be ...

Science And Religion: A Marriage Made In Victorian England

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Lisa Earle McLeod

Charles Darwin found a soulmate and spouse in his cousin Emma. Charles and Emma, provides an intimate glimpse into the Darwin's marriage and a life.

Teen Trends: Is Fiscal Prudence the New Cool?

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Lisa Earle McLeod

The money men of Wall Street have accomplished what Main Street moms have been trying to do for decades. They've shown our kids that consumption does not equate to happiness.

Gossipers and Gossipees: Who Has the Street Cred?

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

Why are we so willing to believe bad things about good people?

Slaves: Silent Heroes Who Laid the Foundation for Inauguration Day

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

In a grand full circle moment, America's first black president will walk up steps that were built by slaves.