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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The Restoration of Harmony

Seated at our kitchen table with my hands wrapped around my hot cinnamon tea, I heard my boys starting their day upstairs.  I knew my moments of quiet solitude would soon evaporate.  As they came down the stairs my younger son chirped his usual, ‘good morning!’  With my oldest, the tone was different. As he

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New Beginnings

Hopefully, by now, everyone is back to school and in a good routine.  Generally it takes a few weeks before everyone finds their groove.  Having recently relocated, my family and I are creating our routines from scratch.  This has not been without its challenges.  However, there are some universal lessons we are learning that may

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‘Bee’ All That You Can ‘Bee’

As I sat in the audience while my younger son competed in the county spelling bee, it was difficult to watch.  Partly because I was overly invested every time he stepped up to the microphone, and partly because of having to watch the devastation that befell many of the kids as they misspelled words.  It

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5 Ways to Take Care of YOU

When we are the heartbeat of our family, it can take a lot to nurture and care for all those who depend on us.  Below are five of my favorite self-care options to help support you in being kind to yourself. Start Each Day With Gratitude Our mindset is the cornerstone of how we experience

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