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Regret or Rejoice? One Alzheimer's Caregiver's Experience

12 days ago I took over caring for my 82-year-old mother who is challenged by stiff, achy joints, severely limited vision and an unreliable memory. She's not always sure where she is, what year it is, or that the conversations on the TV aren't actually happening in reality. Show More Summary

Create Your Future

Sometimes we go through life thinking we have no idea what tomorrow will bring. Other times we know almost exactly what the next day will look like. On traveling days, for example, I know what time my alarm will sound, when I will depart for the airport, and even what I will wear. Show More Summary

There Is No Such Thing As a 'Real Man'

Every week I see another list or article titled something like "How To Know If You're Dating A Real Man." Or I hear a woman on a talk show complaining that she just wants to date a "real man." Well, the sobering truth is that he doesn't exist. Show More Summary

The Intricate Web of Care

Who could have ever predicted that the power of the world wide web would turn out to be a delicate roadway that can connect a villager in the Swedish Archipelagoes to a suburban housewife in Ann Arbor. Not just connect them, but endure something catastrophic together, and one further... Show More Summary

Can You Create Good Habits That Stick?

Do you have the chance to do what you do best each day at work? Take a moment and think about it. Do you have the chance to do what you do best each day? Not just now and again. Not even just most days. But each and every day. You see I believe there's greatness to be found in each of us. Show More Summary

Make 'Room' for Meditation at Home

Having a designated space for spiritual practice, whether it be yoga or meditation, creates an atmosphere that allows your spiritual life to thrive. It encourages your practice and establishes consistency, which is the key to strengthening your muscle of awareness. Show More Summary

Outdoor Yoga, Where to Go for the Flow

Summer is in full swing, and that means everything from workouts to weddings have been moved outdoors. So why not do the same with your yoga practice? As a follow-up to 5 Reasons to Take Your Practice Outdoors, here is a list of open-air yoga classes offered across the country. Show More Summary

26 Life-Changing Lessons I've Learned About Succeeding in Life and Business

This post was originally posted on It was 1989. The cold was bitter record-breaking. Just days before, a freak snowstorm ravaged the valley. Six people died because of that snowstorm. The cold increased the death toll by another two. Show More Summary

8 Simple Steps for an Energy Boost in the Morning

"Morning is wonderful. Its only drawback is that it comes at such an inconvenient time of day." -- Glen Cook, bestselling author Have you ever started your day with a negative attitude? Have you failed your previous day's promise toShow More Summary

7 Tips to Staying Injury-Free

Have you ever been just into your first set of lateral raises and felt a pinching feeling? What about being halfway through your run and your knee starts to hurt? What do you do? Do you press through or stop? There are very few of us that don't deal with injuries or niggles of some sort. Show More Summary

How to Live Your Purpose in 30 Seconds

Have you heard the news? We're in a purpose epidemic. Millions of people are feeling: Burnt-out, Off-course, Like their potential is withering away unused, And/or downright confused ("What's my unique place in the world!?") Maybe you're one of them. Show More Summary

When the Glass Is Greener

I finally took the plunge. After months of reading up on the pros and cons of juicing and following enlightened advocates like Kris Carr and Joe Cross, I decided to give it a try. First I had to find the juicer. My husband, David, had...Show More Summary

For an Addict in Denial, Tomorrow May Never Come

Addiction is the one disease that seems intent on keeping the inflicted convinced that they don't have a problem. It is a sneaky disease, working with its partner, denial, to further its insidious goals. The smoker has a persistent cough, but swears he'll quit next week, after his big presentation to the board of directors. Show More Summary

Tips for Alzheimer's Caregivers: Preventing Burnout

Summer is notoriously one of the busiest times of the year. During the summer it seems as though we all have more trips, more weddings, more responsibilities and less time to get everything done. It can be easy to get overwhelmed during the summer and feel burned out with all of the extra activities. Show More Summary

The Key to Spotting Hidden Narcissists

Recently, I sat down with the people at OWN studios to discuss how to spot narcissists. We had so much to say it resulted in a three part series. Below is part one. I wasn't interested in rehashing all the familiar traits -- boasting,...Show More Summary

How Tea May Help the Brain

Tea has been soaring in popularity, especially among those looking to boost metabolism or anyone wanting a java-free caffeine kick. Meanwhile, researchers have been exploring the possible benefits of tea for mental health and cognition. Show More Summary

Autism: From Behavior to Biology

Co-authored by John Slattery, B.A., Clinical Trials Program Manager at Arkansas Children's Hospital Research Institute, Little Rock AR and Stephen G. Kahler, M.D., Department of Genetics, Arkansas Children's Hospital, Little Rock AR Autism is estimated to affect one in 68 children in the United States -- almost 2% of our population. Show More Summary

Studies Show Your Financial Health Could Be a Good Indicator of Your Mental Health

Your debt may cost you more than just interest. Research shows there's a clear link between your financial health and your mental health, and your debt may serve as a tangible representation of your psychological state. Approximately 35 percent of Americans have delinquent debt, according to a 2014 report published by the Urban Institute. Show More Summary

How I Found the Power of Creativity in Berlin

This morning I woke up in Berlin. I'm staying here with my husband and son in the apartment of family for our Summer Holiday. We love Berlin. Well, what's not to love. Many songs, books and poems have been written in this Magical City. Show More Summary

10 Super Simple Self-Care Practices to Help You Live a Joyful Life

You wake up early in the morning to sit in traffic for an hour, work for about 8 hours, sit in traffic again for another hour or more to get home, cook dinner and then have just enough time to watch a TV show or two before you find yourself in bed and ready to do it all over again for another four days. Show More Summary

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