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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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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The Lessons of Relocation

It is official.  My husband’s job title changed.  This means we move. Previously I have written about how the mindset you have about moving shapes the experience of it.  You can read that here: WAYS TO COPE WITH MOVING Here, I would like to get a little more specific.  In sharing the news with friends,

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