Improving Family Well-Being by Way of Self-Care

Last month as a way to kick off the new year, I signed up for an equine (horse) coaching session.  The premise for this kind of session is for the horse to give you cues to the authenticity of the stories you have about yourself and your life.  A coach will guide you through exercises with

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Ice Cream and Skip Days

At the beginning of 2017, I took it upon myself to begin a daily, at-home yoga practice.  In times of stress or when my husband is traveling for extended periods, having this respite on my mat has been a lifesaver. After we moved in the late summer of 2018, daily yoga became an immense struggle

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Your ‘Right Life’ of 2019

Each new year is an opportunity for change.  Our social media feeds and inboxes bombard us with messages about ways to improve ourselves.  After a while, these messages stop feeling inspiring and leave us feeling that we are not good enough exactly as we are. In a small act of defiance, I decided not to make

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Grateful For Gratitude: Ways to Remember Your Blessings

Through the years, I have filled page after page of gratitude journals.  It is a wonderful practice to keep you gratitude-focused on life’s abundance, but I understand from a practical perspective, it can be hard to stick with.  Currently I do not have one that I am using, so I wanted to look at other

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Compassion for Self: What Are You Waiting For?

Last summer, I wrote a blog article regarding my friend, Kari, and her self-discovery and growth spurred by her son, Andrew’s, type 1 diabetes (T1D) diagnosis.  You can read about her evolution here: How to be a Life Preserver As part of an exercise for a mindfulness class I am taking, I was asked to

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