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Fighting Isolation Via Paintbrush, Page, Song and Stage

Many of us have a favorite phrase from a poem, song, or book -- a line or lyric that speaks to us so deeply it makes us feel that someone sees into our soul. One of mine is from Rabindranath Tagore's Gitanjali: "I was singing all alone in a corner, and the melody caught your ear. Show More Summary

Are You Present and Mindful -- Is Your 'Inner Baby Monitor' On?

Before I had my first child, I was a very sound sleeper. The phone could ring without waking me up. However, from the moment I came home from the hospital with my first baby, all that changed. I now heard every little whimper from the bassinet that was next to our bed. Show More Summary

Dating Technology

Often times I catch myself wondering: What has this world come to? Can anyone think for themselves anymore? Is following trends, especially social media trends, the only way to be these days? Does anyone really know themselves anymore?...Show More Summary

Living Life With Mindfulness and Love

I am standing on the beach in Glyfada. It is a windy, rainy day and I am conscious that the outer weather reflects my inner thoughts. The sea is choppy and yet in this rolling grey, a disk begins to appear through the clouds and sends a ray, lightening up a bunch of purple flowers that are growing on a small ridge. Show More Summary

A Series on Parenting With the Brain in Mind

When we become parents, we want the best for our children. Fortunately, the scientific understanding of how children develop within families has grown to the point where we can now state what the essential aspects of healthy development are. Show More Summary

A 28-Step Guide To Falling In Love With Your Messy Life

"Where in the heck is the cap to this thing?!" These were the words I cried out in the gas station parking lot as I stood in a suit and heels, holding a massive jug of windshield wiper fluid with snow piling on top of my head. I hadShow More Summary

A 'Fat' Woman Responds to Her Body-Shaming Trolls

Should you ever begin to feel that humanity has taken a turn toward the loving and compassionate, get thee to any article, pretty much anywhere, and proceed to the comment section immediately. Writers admonish other writers with great fervor, "DON'T READ THE COMMENTS." We all know what's there. Show More Summary

Ate Too Much Last Night? Here's Five Things to Do Today

The morning after a night (or day or week) of over-indulging with food, or after a binge, it's tempting, to say, "I need to stop eating so much junk. I'm going to go on a cleanse or a low-carb diet." I definitely understand that reaction. Show More Summary

Advice for Introverted Brides

The thought of planning a wedding can be an overwhelming thought for the most outgoing Bride to be. So, how do you cope with planning an event that is going to make you the centre of attention when you are a self confessed introvert?...Show More Summary

Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy This Easter

While delicious foods, festive cocktails, and spirited reunions are great, I sometimes feel like the Easter holiday is a double-edged sword. I know many of you can agree with me in that sometimes it can be a challenge to take part in...Show More Summary

Appreciate Each Moment

"Realize deeply that the present moment is all you have. Make the NOW the primary focus of your life." -- Eckhart Tolle One of the ultimate objectives of attaining inner peace is learning to live happily in the present moment. Keep in mind that life is a continuous succession of present moments. Show More Summary

Don't Snooze on Nutrition: See How Foods Affect Sleep

We all know nutrition provides our bodies with fuel for the day, but what we eat also affects how we power down at night. Research has found that certain nutrients in food can affect sleep, from how easy it is to fall asleep at a reasonable hour to the quality of rest we get throughout the night. Show More Summary

Thank You, Fellow People

(What is..) the one thing I'm most thankful for? This innocent question has been haunting me. I typically espouse the benefits of expressing gratitude towards people as the most powerful well-being booster: Name the action another person...Show More Summary

Discovering Daily Blessings In Unexpected Places

By Kristi Jo Jedlicki The very topic of this question set off a small wave of panic in me, as I tried to make what felt like a "Sophie's Choice" of gratitude. I have come to recognize and appreciate the people, places and things that are part of my little dog and pony show, so, to give one of them top billing led to massive over thinking on my part. Show More Summary

1,000 Sober Days

One thousand days ago, I made a decision to try a new way of living and checked into a 28-day treatment facility for alcoholism. And for the past 1,000 days (and what at times has seemed like a million nights), I've been living this new sober lifestyle: the good, the bad, and the weird and awkward in between. I went to rehab to stop drinking. Show More Summary

Nothin' but a Number

And it's too late baby now it's too late, though we really did try to make it. -- Carole King This is the inevitable theme of conversations with friends these days, variations on career and home and money and relationships: I haven't yet achieved what I set out to do. Show More Summary

How to Become the Person You'd Want to Marry

I once read somewhere that if you're looking for the perfect man to fulfill your dreams, become the woman you would marry if you were a man. I thought this message was right on target and so clear that it got me to start working on my self-image and take my mind off what I expected from a man. Show More Summary

Facing the Husband-Mother-in-Law Dilemma

Let's say you're recently married, just moved in together, have a great relationship, and are excited to start a life together with your husband. All is great except for one thing: Whenever there's an issue between you and your mother-in-law,...Show More Summary

5 Ways to Strengthen Your Spirit

I'm a huge advocate of "Me Time" and will be as long as women keep bearing children. Far from being selfish, "Me Time" is actually healthy, for the giver as well as the receiver. But sometimes, when I finally get the chance to have three...Show More Summary

6 Tips to Help Live a Balanced Life With Mental Illness

Living a balanced life is difficult for most people, but it is not impossible. Living a balanced life with a mental illness presents challenges that the "normal" (notice I used quotations) people of this world would not understand in a practical sense. Show More Summary

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