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Patience

The Day My Son Gave Up On Me

Lauren Cormier | Posted 08.22.2014 | Parents
Lauren Cormier

Ever since our two sons began sharing a room, their bedtime routine has been the same. Baths, PJs, teeth, stories, cuddles. And every night as I leave their room, Eli always says, "Remember to come up, cuddle, and bring water!" I head down the stairs with a quick, "Okay!" knowing full well that the likelihood of following through on that promise is next to nothing.

Natural Leadership Qualities

Christa Dowling | Posted 08.15.2014 | Women
Christa Dowling

Natural leadership demands a defining and clear attitude, some common sense and remembering that developing ideas and thoughts take time and cannot be rushed. Put a smile on your face...it will be a shield of positiveness, even through hard times. Leadership, like life, is a learning curve.

Patience With the Unexpected

Megan McDonough | Posted 08.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Megan McDonough

Today did not go as expected. Rather the productive day in the office I had planned, a computer crash dictated an immediate visit to tech support an h...

An Empathic Musical Orchestra -- A String of New Relationships

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 07.19.2014 | Impact
Gaia Paradiso

Claudia is a music therapist who works with children with disabilities. She guides them in the knowledge of musical instruments by teaching them to play together in an orchestra, creating a perfect harmony of sounds and putting together a marvelous sequence of chords.

Giving Myself the Finger

Cat Greenleaf | Posted 07.17.2014 | Women
Cat Greenleaf

The next time you've written something questionable, take a second before you hit "send" and try whatever works for you. Pull in some deep breaths, walk around the block, dance it out... or do what I do. Give yourself the finger.

How To 'Work Out' Your Heart: A Guide To Building Emotional Strength

Sahaj Kohli | Posted 07.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Sahaj Kohli

It's time to be intentional and make working out your heart as important as working out your body, not just for the health benefits but also to be your best self and contribute to a better world.

The Golden Rule

Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis | Posted 07.09.2014 | Good News
Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis

We all learned it in Kindergarden: the golden rule. Treat others the way you want to be treated. As five-year-olds we are given many concrete examples of what this means and what this looks like. As adults it seems this rule can often be forgotten.

Independence Day Came Early for Our Little Girl

Lorne Jaffe | Posted 07.01.2014 | Parents
Lorne Jaffe

We might be less than a week away from the Fourth of July, but Sienna's been in the throes of a sudden independence streak.

Ramadan Reflection Day 2: Ramadan Is Making Me 'Hangry'

Imam Khalid Latif | Posted 07.01.2014 | Religion
Imam Khalid Latif

One of the harder things to deal with in these first days of Ramadan is patience, both from people who are testing our patience and people who aren't doing anything necessarily, but we get bothered by them nonetheless.

A Letter to My In-Transition Self

Liana Gergely | Posted 06.23.2014 | Women
Liana Gergely

Sometimes you believe that the space between things is not life, but it is life. If you look closely enough, you will see that absolutely everything is comprised of the in-between, and that nothing is ever really final -- it is always shifting and transforming.

Yes, You Can Be a Good Dad (Even if You Didn't Have One)

Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D. | Posted 08.09.2014 | Divorce
Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D.

Children of divorce can grow up to be good partners and mothers and fathers. It doesn't necessarily come naturally. It may take extra time, attention and focus. But going about making successful family relationships is a skill that can be learned.

This One Simple Thing Makes For A Long-Lasting Marriage

Janie Porter | Posted 08.03.2014 | Weddings
Janie Porter

I'm still in the workout clothes that I sweated through at 6 a.m.. My hair hasn't been washed in days. I don't have time for this. But for some reason, one day last week, I did something different.

Ease Parenting Challenges With These Two Simple Words

Elycia Rubin | Posted 07.30.2014 | Parents
Elycia Rubin

I'm not claiming "No Biggy!" is foolproof, but it's definitely been an effective tool for everyone in our family. Sometimes, a little levity is all you need to change your perspective.

Are You Too Busy to Be Mindful?

Ora Nadrich | Posted 07.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Ora Nadrich

Being in a hurry causes you to miss out on many things, and for all you know, one of those things can be life changing for you. You wouldn't want to miss that, would you?

The Airplane Experiment: Role Reversal Gone Awry

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 07.27.2014 | Parents
Lisa Earle McLeod

The two women in front of me spent the entire flight speculating as to why that "sweet man" was traveling alone with that baby. "Should we offer to help him get his stuff off the plane?" they asked. As the plane went up, my jaw continued to drop.

Retirement Relocation Is Not for Sissies

Claire N. Barnes, MA | Posted 07.23.2014 | Fifty
Claire N. Barnes, MA

Then came retirement. In 2013, my husband and I made strategic decisions to retire, sell our home, and move back to the community we left 20 years ago. After months of planning and action steps, we have just completed this huge transition. Here is some advice on the huge transition.

Empathy: The Missing Link Between Parents and Childfrees

Keesha Beckford | Posted 07.23.2014 | Parents
Keesha Beckford

Let's get something straight: My complaining about my corner of motherhood is not an invitation to be patronized or blamed from my parenting choices. It does not signify a lack of love for my children, or that I am delusional about either the big picture or the minutiae of parenting.

'Are We There Yet?' The Worst Parenting Mistakes for Impatient Kids

Emma Jenner | Posted 07.23.2014 | Parents
Emma Jenner

We cannot expect our children to come into the world as patient and understanding as the Buddha. Teaching them patience teaches them how to operate in the world as healthy, well-adjusted adults. It teaches them how to monitor their emotions and how to think of others.

The Most Beautiful Gift of All

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 07.19.2014 | Women
Lisa Abeyta

A lot of industries deliver a cacophony of ways to express love: expensive bouquets of flowers, boxes of prettily wrapped chocolates, elegant dinners that all cost far too much simply because they know they can. Those things are nice, but love is the most beautiful gift of all.

Enough With the Deep Breathing Already!

Sara Goldfarb | Posted 07.19.2014 | Parents
Sara Goldfarb

You want deep breathing? Push faster. Suck the air into your lungs hungrily, use it all up and give it right back. A beautiful, intense exchange with the world that will make you feel more alive than at any other moment of your dutifully, organized day.

The Resilience of Mama and Papa Finch

Jessica R. Dreistadt | Posted 07.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Jessica R. Dreistadt

The spring after I purchased my first house about seven years ago, a lovely new neighbor moved in. Mama and Papa Finch built a nest at the top of one ...

The Power Of Forgiveness

Inc. | Jeff Haden | Posted 05.09.2014 | World

Back then, when a person was pulled over, he didn't stay in his car and wait for the officer to approach. Instead, he'd take the walk of shame back to...

Find Bliss by Going Inward

Joyce Marter | Posted 07.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Joyce Marter

Bring your attention inward to this love that is inside of you, connecting you to all that is living or has lived across time and space. Remember you are not alone or lacking in any way because you are intrinsically connected to this whole, vibrant universe of abundance.

Taking Care of an Elderly Parent -- and Not Loving It? How to Turn Resentment Into Patience and Joy

Dr. Suzanne Gelb | Posted 07.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Suzanne Gelb

As a caregiver, you are under a great deal of emotional pressure. Emotions are not "good" or "bad" -- they're just bottled-up energy. Keep the bottle corked, and all that energy will eventually become too intense to hold inside.

The Agony (and Zen) of Little League

Annabel Monaghan | Posted 06.30.2014 | Parents
Annabel Monaghan

For me, baseball is like yoga. From the expressions of concentration on the faces around me, I have the sense that something very important is happening, yet I see almost nothing happening at all.