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  • Real Self-Care that Helps Us Live Better and Achieve More

    When I first learned about self-care it was all about time to do things I didn't have time to do while working or raising my kids. And I loved that time! It was wonderful to have a chance to do the things I never had time to do. But when that moment was over, it didn't really do anything for me.

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    Do You Think You Don't Have a Choice?

    Have you ever told someone you didn't have a choice? Or told yourself you don't have a choice before you do something? I know I have. I certainly told my father that very clearly and loudly when I was a teenager. I'd done something I wasn't supposed to and justified it by saying I didn't have a

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    No Time for Self-Care? Here's a Hidden Pocket of Time

    I often hear from women that they have no time for self-care. Breathing? Gratitude? Mindfulness? No way--there's not enough time. I hear you. You're busy and self-care practices often fall to the bottom of the list. However, I think we can find a pocket of time for you. A number of years

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    30 Days of Gratitude

    November is such a great time to focus on gratitude. Thanksgiving already points us in this direction but I like to use the entire month to steep myself in thanks. Why? Because gratitude is powerful. When we spend time in gratitude we reduce stress, increase optimism, and change our brains. We

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    When You Are Always Tired

    This week's @MightyParenting podcast episode is one every mother needs to hear. Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith talks to us about rest--and it's so much more than sleep! I found her work interesting, helpful, and a relief. I see new ways to rest and reasons why I can feel tired even when I sleep well. I

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    Harness the Power of Stress

    We hear about stress in the media all the time, usually with dire reports about how it's destroying our lives. Stress certainly causes issues for our mental and physical health as well as our happiness. But what if you could make your stress work for you? What if you could use it to make your life

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