Breathe in Peace, Breathe Out Calm

As your children grow older, you may start to notice fragments of freedom in your life.  These are subtle at first, but as your kids become more self-sufficient and define social lives outside the house, there begins a shift where you might be able to pay more attention to yourself. Now that my boys are

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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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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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Phoning It In

It’s a new year and a new you.  More likely, if you are like me, new year and same me.  However, this ‘same me’ is hoping to make a few positive changes over the course of the year.  One area I would really love for my whole family to improve on is screen time.  While

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Great Expectations

Recently,  I have been participating in a tele-seminar called ‘The Art of Conscious Parenting’ facilitated by Dr. Shefali Tsabary.  Dr. Shefali is a clinical psychologist who blends Eastern mindfulness with Western psychology.  Her teachings consider the inner, emotional experiences we all have and how this shapes our external, parenting circumstances.  To learn more about her

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