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Self Care

How to Thrive in 2015: Are You Selfish Enough?

Lucie Lincoln | Posted 12.17.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Lucie Lincoln

Whatever they are, try and carve out time for this self-care, and when the selfishness question rears its head, gently remind it you are looking after number one, so you're number one at looking after the world.

How (and Why) to Be a Selfish Mom

Cozetta Lagemann | Posted 12.17.2014 | Parents
Cozetta Lagemann

I was the perfect example of a Martyr Mom -- a mom that exists just for her family, one who puts her interests and needs aside because there just isn't enough time in the day to do it all.

5 Ways to Take Care of Yourself This Holiday Season

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 12.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Twardowski

The good news is that the holiday season doesn't have to be so stressful and draining. With a few little changes, it is possible to turn your exhausting holiday experience into one filled with joy and cheer -- it just all boils down to how you take care of you. Here are five ways to do that...

How to Deal With Difficult Family Members Around the Holidays

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 12.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Twardowski

There are some simple mindset shifts can help turn a potential challenging holiday into an enjoyable one. Here are four tips to remember during this holiday season to make yours a better one.

Trading in Selfish for Self Worth

Danielle Vaughn | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Danielle Vaughn

The self-care I'm referring to goes beyond personal hygiene. It's making things that keep you happy a priority. For example, I enjoy practicing yoga, walking outside, a good night's sleep, a warm bath, a bike ride, listening to music, and dancing.

What Cigarettes Taught Me

Kristen Noel | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Kristen Noel

I did promise that this was not going to be a diatribe about cigarettes -- so let's just agree that it is my metaphor for the self-care sidesteps we take in our lives. Insert your own behavior or pattern -- the thing that distracts you and occupies space in your life.

Making Peace With Fear

Angie Andrews | Posted 12.10.2014 | Women
Angie Andrews

I believe that in any area of our life where we feel stuck, there is fear, and fear causes resistance. I would encourage you to look into what your desires are, what your fears are and where you are encountering resistance. These are the areas that require your attention.

The Secret Spot Where I Found Love: A Lesson in the Law of Detachment

Fernanda Lodeiro | Posted 12.10.2014 | Women
Fernanda Lodeiro

I found love in that sweet spot where I began to love and nourish myself, to be in love with life, to play and have fun. In that place of detachment from the outcome, Love surprised me. As it usually and graciously does, in perfect and divine timing.

Give a Gift to Yourself This Holiday Season

MotherWoman | Posted 12.10.2014 | Parents
MotherWoman

By Annette Cycon The Holidays. What comes up for you when you hear those words? Joy and excitement? Dread and avoidance? Most moms we speak to feel ...

How to Start Over Without Regret

Mia Redrick | Posted 12.09.2014 | Women
Mia Redrick

We've all had to start over in some area of our lives like our career, marriage, business, education, diet, etc. It is so easy to revel in the disbelief of the disappointment that we forget the power of pursuing what is next on the horizon if we keep moving.

Take Care of Yourself This Holiday Season

Stephanie Harrison | Posted 12.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Harrison

Self-care brings me great peace and joy, which in turn allows me to bring peace and joy to the world around me. It is empowering to be able to make small daily choices that have positive ripple effects through my life. This holiday season, how will you strengthen your light and use it to illuminate the world around you?

Feeling Unappreciated, Taken Advantage of, or Overburdened?

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 12.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

I don't know if I'll ever be completely free of the impulse to default to feelings of self-pity and irritability when I overload myself, but for me that's no longer the point.

Unhook Your Holidays

Carrie Contey, Ph.D. | Posted 12.08.2014 | Parents
Carrie Contey, Ph.D.

This time of year can be tricky for families. There's so much to do and so much emphasis on making it all special and magical... which can often feel like it takes a lot of money.

What to Do If You've Got Too Much to Do This Holiday

Christine Arylo | Posted 12.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Christine Arylo

As these to-dos start to accumulate, even if they are things you want to do, all of the sudden all the space you desired for peace, harmony, and chilling this December turns into holiday stress that sucks up your time and pushes your peace right out the window.

The Guide to Creating Your Own Self-Care Revolution

Angie Andrews | Posted 12.02.2014 | Women
Angie Andrews

Radical self-care is a practice, meaning it needs to be done over and over again until it becomes part of your lifestyle. But here is the most important step to living a life of self-care and self-love, self-forgiveness. Please, be kind to yourself. Be patient.

Whole-View Perspective on Life and Love

Michelle Zarrin | Posted 12.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Michelle Zarrin

To love through an imperfect sense of wholeness is not only beautiful; it is real. We live in a world where people have their guards up. But guards are not attractive. Truth is attractive; acceptance is attractive. There is more to the underlying truth of real love than meets the eye.

10 Lessons Learned in Corporate That Every Entrepreneur Can Use To Grow Their Business

Kelly Lynn Adams | Posted 12.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Kelly Lynn Adams

Some of the most successful people in the world are some of the hardest working people. Once these people reach "success" they don't stop -- they keep on going -- their passions, desires and drive keep them motivated and inspired to do more, help more and give more. So tune into your desires, passions and drive. What fuels your work ethic?

Nourish Yourself After Massage With Self Care

Osha Maloney | Posted 12.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Osha Maloney

You finally receive a long overdue massage. Your body melts away stress, releases tension and you reach a peaceful balance in body, mind and spirit. You arise feeling both relaxed and energized. You want to enhance the benefits of your bodywork, so what can you do?

Dream, Girl: Three Power Notes to Women for a Happy and Healthy 2015

Karen Brody | Posted 11.25.2014 | Women
Karen Brody

Dreams remind us we're on a journey. Awake. Alive. Always being held.

12 Practical Tips For Surviving The Holidays During Divorce

Honoree Corder | Posted 11.25.2014 | Divorce
Honoree Corder

Overwhelming emotions can strike at any time; your best defense is a good offense.

It's Okay to Be Angry

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 11.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Twardowski

I'd talk myself out of my own feelings because they seemed so out of place to where everyone else was. So I'd simply go along with it and only express my frustrations vaguely to a few select people in fear that my irritation was somehow "wrong."

The Importance of Loving Your Self

Osi Mizrahi | Posted 11.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Osi Mizrahi

Treat your self with kindness and love, and you will find that same kindness and love surrounding you. You will eventually notice the negative behavior occurring around you and choose to remove yourself from harmful relationships.

Why I'm Leaving My Kids This Thanksgiving

Carrie Visintainer | Posted 11.19.2014 | Parents
Carrie Visintainer

Just as families are beginning to lay down their plans for a delicious dinner, searching for recipes, making grocery lists and hauling fall-themed decorations out of the closet, I'm doing the opposite: I'm boarding an airplane and leaving the country. Alone.

Self-Care Is for Guys, Too

Elena Lipson | Posted 11.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Elena Lipson

A lot of married guys and dads don't keep up their relationships with their guy friends. It's understandable that we get busy with our families. But that has been a challenge for me.

The Secret to Being Happy In Any Relationship

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 11.11.2014 | Women
Jennifer Twardowski

I was a total chameleon in my relationships. If someone else liked something, I liked it. Anything they believed, I believed. Any interest they had, I would take up myself.