Archive for 'Self-care'

Will the Real You Please Stand Up

Woman unmaskedMy daughter participated in two fitness classes back to back, led by the same instructor. She told me how funny it was that the instructor was soft-spoken and ‘Zen like’ during the yoga class and then became a loud drill sergeant during the ‘combat’ class that followed. I wondered which of the two personalities she really was – and which one . . .

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Be Careful What You Wish For: How Your Thinking Can Hold You Back

purseHave you ever searched for a missing ‘everyday item’ like your keys or your glasses? You checked in your purse, doubting they would be there, and of course they weren’t. But after you looked everywhere else they could possibly be, you went back to your purse and – lo and behold – they were right there the whole time. I know I’ve . . .

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Top 10 Ways to Balance Your Life

2013-07-23 14.35.43I was out for a walk by the lake this morning and noticed a fleet of boats from the nearby sailing school’s ‘Learn to Sail’ program.  I watched in fascination as the sailboats would tip to one side and, just when I thought they were going to overturn, the students would shift their body weight and bring the boats back in balance. . . .

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Easy Peasy Problem Solving

Child sitting on the top of heap of carton packed boxes.Ever have one of those frustrating moments when you can’t figure out a solution to a problem – then you take a break, come back, and find the answer easily?

I’ll be the first to admit that I am technically challenged. I can easily transform a chaotic space into a calm oasis, . . .

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What are you saving it for? ‘Someday’ may never come.

Closet with clothesWhen my mother-in- law passed away over a year ago, my husband and I took on the emotionally taxing task of clearing out her closet. She didn’t buy a lot of new clothes for herself, preferring to spend her money on gifts for others; so the clothing she kept over the years was well-worn…except for one item. We found it . . .

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