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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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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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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Save the Date

I have reached a time in my life in which I am no longer motivated to find a babysitter for my boys.  They certainly are old enough (13 &11) to fend for themselves which is part of it, but I haven’t had the greatest track record finding a good fit recently.  What I would need

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Less Clutter Equals More Freedom

I came across ‘The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning’ by Margaretta Magnusson as advertised by one of my favorite little bookstores.  Of course the name caught my attention and being that I was in a cleaning mode, I gave it a try.  The author is charming and straightforward.  It was a quick read, some of which

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