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Slowing Down

10 Real Ways To Slow Life Down As You Age

Dr. Margaret Rutherford | Posted 07.29.2014 | Fifty
Dr. Margaret Rutherford

When I was pregnant, I got tired of talking about having a baby. When I finally had my little darling, I became weary of talking only about nap time and Sponge Bob. Now I find I am getting a little frustrated with this whole 'getting older' thing.

Why I Hate Being Accosted With Back-To-School Ads In July

Kathryn E. Livingston | Posted 07.18.2014 | Fifty
Kathryn E. Livingston

I've been noticing that each year the back-to-school craze seems to begin earlier and earlier. Is this because unbeknownst to me (now that my kids are grown) school is starting in July?... Why then, must I be accosted with visions of notebooks and backpacks before I've even made a visit to the beach?

These Are the People Who Stop at Lemonade Stands

Galit Breen | Posted 07.16.2014 | Parents
Galit Breen

The neighbor we rarely see whose kids are grown and gone but still come home to pass footballs in the cul de sac. Whenever I see him and his wife I feel like we offer each other a trade of sorts -- a look at their past for a peek at our future.

11 New Parenting 'Lasts' That Will Make You Cry

Galit Breen | Posted 06.11.2014 | Parents
Galit Breen

When our babies are little, there are so many lasts that people warn us about. We're on alert for the last time they pronounce that one word in that sweet, incorrect way. The last time they toddle. But as my girls get older, I realize that I'm entering a whole new round of lasts.

The Importance Of Slowing Down

Amanda Dai | Posted 07.19.2014 | Teen
Amanda Dai

This will help, I insist, trying to extend my patience. But as I do each exercise, annoyance seethes inside me, and by the end of class, I feel like I just wasted one hour and a half.

Scheduling Spaciousness

Bernadette Noll | Posted 07.14.2014 | Parents
Bernadette Noll

In this fast moving world, here are, in no particular order, seven ways to schedule family spaciousness...

What to Do When Everything Feels Like an Emergency

Catherine Chen, Ph.D. | Posted 06.10.2014 | Women
Catherine Chen, Ph.D.

Instead of making an impact, the impact is making you. Soon enough, giving your all feels like you are putting your nose on the grindstone, and you're left feeling unappreciated, unrecognized and unfulfilled.

The Things I Hope Will Never Change

Jen Glantz | Posted 03.10.2014 | Women
Jen Glantz

One day, I'll probably be that old lady whose kids will ask her out of a plea of desperation why she doesn't have the iPhone 23 and she'll tell them that sometimes, some things, mean more to you if they are left just the same as you'd like to remember them at their best.

The Trick I Use To Be A More Patient Parent

Jessica Rassette | Posted 02.26.2014 | Parents
Jessica Rassette

I decided I should always parent my kids as if there was a drywall repairman in the basement. If they deserved all of my patience in the presence of a stranger, then they deserve all of my patience all of the time.

The Gift Of Slowing Down

Deborah Carlisle Solomon | Posted 02.19.2014 | Parents
Deborah Carlisle Solomon

It's not always easy to be fully present and attuned to a baby or young child who can't keep up physically or verbally to let you know, "Hey wait a minute! Slow down!" So, what can we do?

The Heartbreaking Story That Makes Me A Better Parent Every Day

Rachel Macy Stafford | Posted 02.02.2014 | Parents
Rachel Macy Stafford

I am not going to lie -- these offerings of my time, presence, and patience often require deep breaths from me, a Reformed Rusher. But with every triumph over my former rushing ways, I heal a little more.

Life in Motion Blog: What's the Hurry?

Jennifer A. Fox | Posted 01.25.2014 | Parents
Jennifer A. Fox

What's your hurry during this lifetime? Now in my 50s, I have realized it is about honoring what is in front of us and not trying to do everything at once. All it takes is five minutes, here and there.

The Lesson I'll Remember Every Time I See This Note

Erin Michelle Threlfall | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Erin Michelle Threlfall

My son, the one whom I am always ushering from place to place, is not one to be rushed. When allowed to move through this world in his pace, given time to think and explore, he flourishes, and teaches me to see the beauty that surrounds us.

WATCH: Find Balance With A Purpose-Driven Life

Posted 10.02.2013 | Women

Could our search for balance between work and home life actually make us less balanced? According to HuffPost blogger Christine Organ, the quest for w...

Walking With Children

Rabbi Joseph Meszler | Posted 12.01.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Joseph Meszler

Perhaps Jacob was one of the first practitioners of walking meditation. Or maybe he just didn't want to miss out on his kids.

Christine Organ: s the Quest for Balance Actually Making Us Feel More Unbalanced?

Christine Organ | Posted 11.20.2013 | Women
Christine Organ

Maybe balance, like success, isn't something we can obtain or achieve, but something that we feel within ourselves, in our soul, in the essence of our being.

Bernadette Noll: 9 Ways to Gain More Time Every Day

Bernadette Noll | Posted 11.11.2013 | Women
Bernadette Noll

Want to get stuff done and gain more time? Here are eight ways to gain more time without actual time travel.

Do You Have To Get Sick To Slow Down?

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 11.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

I have battled chronic stress for most of my adult life, and I know that my habits are a work in progress. I also know that I value my health as much as I value being a high-achiever, and I need to use something other than getting sick as a warning sign that I need to slow down.

Huffington This Week: Change of Heart

Arianna Huffington | Posted 10.22.2013 | Parents
Arianna Huffington

As Rachel writes about her 6 year-old, she realized with horror that "the two words I most commonly spoke to my little lover of life were: 'Hurry up.'" It's a moving reminder to not let our lives pass us by, and a joyful account of how it is possible to change our lives for the better.

5 Ways To Slow Down And Just 'Be'

Omega Institute | Posted 10.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Omega Institute

In today's culture we're defined by what we do and how productive we are. Stripped of this we can feel lost and purposeless. We've become human doings instead of human beings. Regaining our joy and purpose in life requires a new relationship with time.

So Many Roses, So Little Time: A Mindfulness Practice My Dog Taught Me

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 08.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

As usual, my master teacher was reminding me that being present in the moment was a lifestyle, not a "when it is convenient" sort of practice. I was focused on the finish line, he was focused on the roses.

How To Stop Feeling Rushed

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. | Posted 08.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

How do you feel when you're rushing? Perhaps there's a bit of positive excitement, but if you're like me, there's mostly, if not entirely, a sense of tension, discomfort, and anxiety. This kind of stress isn't pleasant for the mind, and over time it's really bad for the body.

Can Our Connections Last If We Multitask and Move Too Fast?

Andrea Wachter | Posted 07.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Andrea Wachter

Can we find a middle ground here? Maybe not so far back as kicking tumbleweed down Main Street, but at least spending some quality time with the people in our lives and putting down our devices sometimes so we can be present with others and ourselves?

'What Have I Been Doing For The Past 4 Years Of My Life?'

Marlee Ellison | Posted 07.17.2013 | Teen
Marlee Ellison

If you're a future freshman or an underclassman, what follows is my advice to you. Yes, the "high school years" are saturated with stress (and an impending sense of doom during exam season), but that doesn't mean you can't earn something out of all the time you'll spend there.

Mindful Eating, Mindful Life

Mary Pritchard | Posted 07.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Mary Pritchard

I know what you're thinking: "But I don't have time to live a mindful life." I think it's more appropriate to say that you don't have time not to. We only have this one chance, this one life to live. Don't you want to live it to your fullest? I know I do.