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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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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Imagining Our Way to a More Resilient Life

Hands down, one of the best qualities to help our children blossom is resilience.  Even if they are slower to warm up to change, if they have a resilient core, they will adapt to whatever life throws at them.  Since resilience is not an easily quantifiable trait, it may seem impossible to teach.  Many believe

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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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