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Self Care

Caregiving: The Dance Between Guilt And Resentment

Wendy Lustbader | Posted 03.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Wendy Lustbader

When an older family member needs help, many people struggle to find the time to provide assistance to their relative amidst the many other commitments crowding their lives. Often, it is hard to figure out just how much help is really necessary.

Mom Tangled in Web of Email and Family Schedules

Mia Redrick | Posted 03.13.2012 | Parents
Mia Redrick

At some point, I want to model what quality of life looks like for my kids and I'm pretty sure it isn't riding around from place to place in your car. Can you relate?

A Few of My Favorite Things to Inspire a Clear and Spacious New Year

Stephanie Bennett Vogt | Posted 02.27.2012 | Fifty
Stephanie Bennett Vogt

f they brighten your day, help you feel supremely good, connect you to a quiet place within, they are... not clutter. Nor an extravagance. What lifts your spirits? What helps you feel lighter and in the flow?

Hug the Monkey

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. | Posted 02.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

Feeling understood, valued and cherished -- whether as a child or an adult, and with regard to another person or to a group -- may not be a life and death matter, but it certainly affects one's happiness and effectiveness.

Is Holiday Weight Gain, Like January Bills, Inevitable?

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 02.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

The infamous holiday five pounds do not have to be inevitable, and what a wonderful gift you will be giving yourself to enter the New Year without the extra weight of the past.

Is "Me Time" for Moms Selfish?

Mia Redrick | Posted 02.12.2012 | Parents
Mia Redrick

I decided a few years back that taking care of myself was just as important as taking care of everyone else.

Feeling Isolated and Alone This Holiday Season?

Judith Johnson | Posted 01.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Judith Johnson

If you find yourself on a trajectory of anticipating an awful Thanksgiving, consider what you might do to change that. Ultimately, how you experience that day is a reflection of your attitude.

Putting "Me" Before "Mommy" and Why It's So Important

Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D. | Posted 11.07.2011 | Parents
Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D.

I've noticed more moms making appointments with me because they feel their lives are out of control -- they feel burned out. If you don't take care of yourself, it's even more of a challenge to take care of anyone else.

The At-Home Medical Test That Can Improve Your Health

Erin N. Marcus, M.D. | Posted 10.02.2011 | Healthy Living
Erin N. Marcus, M.D.

Sometimes, the simplest tools in medicine are the ones that give us the most useful information.

Be Kind To Yourself

Andrea Paine | Posted 07.31.2011 | Healthy Living
Andrea Paine

Taking care of yourself can come in many ways. For some, it's the treat of a really good haircut, or a trip to the spa. For others, it's a quiet moment of meditation or reading a good novel.

Is Qigong For You?

Arthur Rosenfeld | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Arthur Rosenfeld

Ranging from simple to quite complex, this popular mind-body exercise represents a uniquely Chinese method of uniting good intentions with specific results.

Medicaid Reform? Try Harder

Chris Norwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Chris Norwood

Never has real prevention been more necessary -- or possible.

Unplug And Recharge With A Daily 'Spa' Moment

Victoria Moran | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Victoria Moran

It's not so much about getting to go to a spa every now and then, but rather making "spa" into a verb, and spa-ing as a way of life. The result: feeling vital and energized.

7 Rules For Getting Unstuck

Anne Naylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Naylor

Have you ever found that a sense of doubt can paralyse you from doing anything? I wanted to change my mood.

Six Ingredients for a Good Life

Tony Schwartz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tony Schwartz

Gratifying our most immediate needs and desires provides bursts of pleasure, but they're usually short-lived. We derive the most enduring sense of meaning and satisfaction in our lives when we serve something larger than ourselves.

Women Who Light Up the World

BJ Gallagher | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
BJ Gallagher

We are women who light up the world ... with our beauty, our creativity, our intelligence and charm. Our eyes sparkle as we talk and laugh amo...

Making Friends With Ourselves (VIDEO)

David Nichtern | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Nichtern

There's no doubt in the West that beneath the surface there's some kind of dislike, maybe even hatred, that people have for themselves.

Learning to Treasure Yourself

Anne Naylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Naylor

How many of us are leading TGV lifestyles? Racing through the countryside of our existences, failing to treasure some of the sweet, subtle nuances and gems along the way?

Mother-Daughter Lessons in Beauty

Jolene Hart | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jolene Hart

Every mother sets the tone for the way her daughter will feel about her unique shape, influences how she will treat herself and the satisfaction she'll have when she looks in the mirror.

5 Tips for Budgeting Time

James M. Lynch | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
James M. Lynch

Can you remember the last time you completely lost track of time because you were so engrossed in what you were doing or when time seemed to literally just slow down?

God-Training with BugZooka

Pavel Somov, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Pavel Somov, Ph.D.

Summertime means bugs. Bugs bug us. We don't like to be bugged so we kill bugs. Let's face it: we are playing gods, taking it upon ourselves to dec...

Can An Apple A Day Increase Your Net Worth?

BJ Gallagher | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
BJ Gallagher

Many people believe that good self-care requires money - only the rich have the resources to invest in themselves. I met two people who explained how my thinking was understandable, but mistaken.

How Exercise Enables Sleep

Qanta Ahmed, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Qanta Ahmed, MD

As Americans, our minds have long been fatigued and our bodies far from movement.

Soho House New York Wellness Week, Day 4: That's All, Folks!

Daphne Oz | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Daphne Oz

Soho House New York Wellness Week Day 4: FINAL COUNTDOWN And so, on this penultimate day of January, Soho House New York's Wellness Week comes to an...

Gradual Versus Sudden Enlightenment

David Nichtern | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Nichtern

In training ourselves through meditation, it is very practical to start with mindfulness practice to pull the mind in from a habitual state of distraction into a focused and clear state.