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Dear Mom Who's Trying to Do It All

Kate Hall | Posted 09.16.2014 | Parents
Kate Hall

Stop trying to be perfect. Stop comparing yourself to others. Stop trying to meet everyone's expectations. You can't fix all your kids' problems and have all the answers. You can't heal all their wounds. Sometimes, you have to let things go.

7 Ways to Rediscover Who You Are Post-Divorce

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 09.11.2014 | Divorce
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

We get used to this person texting us, supporting us, being on the other end of the phone when we need them, and we operate around the relationship whether the relationship was healthy or unhealthy.

3 Steps To Connect To Your Life Purpose

Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD | Posted 09.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD

There is no expert or self-help guru who will give you the answers to your life purpose. The answers you seek are within you. Mindful living will guide you to that place deep within you. When you reach that path of your purpose, you will look back and realize that you are exactly where you are suppose to be right now.

My Epic Faceoff With the Thai Massage Lady

Daisy J Lin | Posted 09.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Daisy J Lin

First off, let me just say, it was utterly barbaric. I limped, Igor like, into the nondescript mini-mall storefront in the suburbs looking for relief...

How to Care for Yourself During & After a Divorce

John Howard | Posted 09.02.2014 | Divorce
John Howard

Divorce takes its toll on us. It's one of the most stressful things we can go through. As a couples therapist, I am aware of how hard divorce can be on the individuals in the relationship and on the family. Luckily, with a few tips, you can minimize the damage and be back on your feet more quickly.

10 Ways To Feel Good About Yourself

Nancie Vito | Posted 09.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancie Vito

Implementing some of these items can help you overcome the limitations that a lack of confidence imposes on you, and guide you as you find the power within to start changing your world. Feeling more confident is one part of living a happier, more fulfilling life.

Slow Medicine Is the Medicine of the Future

Michael Finkelstein, MD | Posted 08.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Finkelstein, MD

Kenneth R. Pelletier, Ph.D., M.D.(hc) -- clinical professor of medicine in the Department of Medicine and professor of public health at the Universit...

Do You Wear Your Busyness as a Badge of Honor?

Mary Pritchard | Posted 08.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Mary Pritchard

I wore my busyness as a badge of honor. My booked schedule proof of my value, my worth. But at the end of the day, I wasn't happy.

Incorporating the Sensuality of Aromatherapy as a Daily Practice

Valerie Bennis | Posted 08.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Valerie Bennis

Sensuality and aromatherapy are the perfect synergy. Incorporating the beauty and pleasure of plant essences into daily rituals can help keep us in t...

Depression: Free Your Mind and the Rest Will Follow

Trish DeLuca | Posted 08.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Trish DeLuca

It's great to plan, but planning has not been my strong suit. I've never understood five-year plans or long-term strategies. A born "one day at a time" person, I seem to have taken that strategy to a whole new level.

How I Manage My Bipolar Disorder

Krystal Reddick | Posted 08.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Krystal Reddick

A stable life is highly doable. You have to take stock of your life and shape one you'd be proud and happy to live. It is a lot of work. But what in life isn't?

Yoga, Mindfulness and Weight Management

Kripalu | Posted 08.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Kripalu

Mindfulness is key in healing a troubled relationship with food -- whether that involves weight loss or not.

This Is How You Squash Burnout For Good

Nancie Vito | Posted 08.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancie Vito

Some simple steps to take to reclaim your time and energy include setting limits to how long you spend reading and answering email each day. It's also okay to say "no" when others ask too much of your time.

Pushing the Pause Button on Life

Maria Senise | Posted 08.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Senise

I don't know how else to explain the experience besides saying we put a pause on real life and took a break. We let ourselves immerse in nothing but fun and joy and forgot about everything else temporarily.

5 Things To Know About Starting Your Own Business

Alexis Meads | Posted 08.01.2014 | Small Business
Alexis Meads

The flow of my days, quality of my work and sense of fun and meaning in my life look very different now than they did when I started.

An Open Letter To A Friend

Dani Alpert | Posted 07.31.2014 | Women
Dani Alpert

Our friendship has always meant a lot to me. We've shared so much and for this, I am grateful. But what is the depth of our current relationship? Can I call it a friendship? Maybe our definition of friendship is different.

Healing Vigilante: Do Something Other Than Nothing

Aimee Le Zakrewski Clark | Posted 07.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Aimee Le Zakrewski Clark

"I can't," said Rosa. "You can't, or you won't?" I asked. "Uh both." I looked carefully at Rosa, who seemed irritated. She was pretty but with ...

When I Took Off My Rose-Colored Glasses

Kathleen Buckstaff | Posted 07.28.2014 | 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.

5 Promises to Improve Your Life and Health

Ellie Savoy | Posted 07.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Ellie Savoy

Dear One and Only Body: I am so sorry I have been ignoring you and your needs for longer than I care to remember. No more diets, gimmicks, deprivation and the like. I will make taking care of you a lifestyle that we both love and enjoy.

7 Reasons You Should Take Better Care of Yourself

Alexis Meads | Posted 09.17.2014 | Women
Alexis Meads

I was 22. Like many young women in their twenties, I got out of college with big hopes and big dreams. I moved to a new city, broke out of my five-year college relationship and got my first "real" job. I was partying like I was still in college and everything seemed great... for a while.

11 Toxic Behaviors That Steal Your Joy (And How To Move Past Them)

Dawn Gluskin | Posted 09.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Dawn Gluskin

Our thoughts, actions and behaviors play a powerful role in what type of energy we attract into our lives. That's the good news. It's also the bad news. Oftentimes, we find ourselves participating in negative behavior patterns, even if at a subconscious level.

Ramadan Reflection Day #6: Bringing Life Back Into Our Work/Life Balance

Imam Khalid Latif | Posted 09.03.2014 | Religion
Imam Khalid Latif

Even though I don't probably do what most people do for a living, I was making the same mistakes that many people make in regards to how they prioritize their careers over themselves.

What Is Sustainable Self-Soothing?

Mala Rambharose | Posted 09.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Mala Rambharose

I am a strong believer that what we practice within creates the environment which surrounds us. But we live in a world where our attention is constantly being pulled away from the moment to moment quality of our own life experience.

A Letter to All the People Parenting Right Now

Carrie Contey, Ph.D. | Posted 08.27.2014 | Parents
Carrie Contey, Ph.D.

On this massive journey, guaranteed to be full of ups and downs and twists and turns, you deserve to enjoy the ride. They want and need you to enjoy the ride.

Rabbis Have Feelings Too

Rabbi Ilana Garber | Posted 08.27.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Ilana Garber

There has been so much pain for rabbis in the past few months, and I have to wonder if this pressure, fatigue, and pain is getting to everyone. Perhaps we need to learn better self-care.