Archive for the ‘Practicing Self Care/Well-Being’ Category

Pot and Parenting: Mommy Smokes Medicine by Aliza Sherman


When I was a in fifth grade, I won Honorable Mention for a science fair exhibit called “Close Encounters of the Worst Kind.” My entire exhibit was a regurgitation of the information I found in 1980s publications stating that marijuana was a “Gateway Drug” to heroin, something that has been ...

Gust Blog Post: What Matters Most Is the Meaning You Attach to Experiences by Lisa Ferentz, author, Finding Your Ruby Slippers


(Excerpt from Finding Your Ruby Slippers: Transformative Life Lessons from the Therapist’s Couch)   Many things have happened throughout your life. Some of those situations have felt “wonderful” and others have felt “terrible.” Like most people you probably believe that life events and personal interactions are either “good” or “bad” and then ...

Are We HAPPY Yet? Eight Keys to Unlocking a Joyful Life by Lisa Cypers Kamen (Book Excerpt & Giveaway)


Be your own best friend. The trick is learning to embrace “In-Joyment”. Your joy is already inside you. True happiness comes from within. When you treat yourself with the respect you deserve, you will attract the happiness you desire. The only way to cultivate the light that is within you ...

Talking Perimenopause with Dr. Prudence Hall by Robin Gorman Newman


I had the opportunity to connect with Dr. Prudence Hall to pose some questions re: perimenopause.  She is founder of The Hall Center (www.thehallcenter.com).   I have been in perimenopause for 8 years…getting closer to menopause.  And, I’ve been highly symptomatic including things I never anticipated, i.e. tongue burn, dry eyes, etc. ...

Embracing the Image in the Mirror by Stephanie S. Faubion, M.D.


Excerpted from Mayo Clinic The Menopause Solution: A doctor's guide to relieving hot flashes, enjoying better sex, sleeping well, controlling your weight, and being happy!. Copyright © 2016 by Stephanie S. Faubion, M.D.  Reprinted with permission from Oxmoor House, an imprint of Time Inc. Books. All rights reserved.   [caption id="attachment_23788" align="alignleft" width="250"] ...

Guest Blog Post: 10 Reasons Moms Need a Sacred Bath Break! by Paulette Kouffman Sherman


I’m a working mom of a 5 year old and 8 year old.  I had my kids when I was 36 and 39 years old.   Maybe that’s why I’m often tired.  I’m a psychologist and a writer, plus my commute to work is over an hour.  I can’t tell you ...

Guest Blog Post: A Mother’s Travels to Wisdom by Bette J. Freedson


Can you imagine traveling in time and returning to the present with the gift of a new perspective? Going back to your past might help you realize a solution to a current problem, while going forward might comfort you with guidance from a wise great grandmother, your own inner elder. If ...

Guest Blog Post: Define Your Life Purpose by Artie McFerrin, author, The Executioner


As parents, our overarching goals for our children are to have them grow up to be happy, successful, productive members of society. We provide the building blocks they will need, such as positive thinking and self-confidence. But do you practice what you preach? Do your children see your positive mental ...

GUEST BLOG POST: BOOK EXCERPT: 10 MINDFUL MINUTES: A Journal by Goldie Hawn


Excerpted from 10 MINDFUL MINUTES: A Journal by Goldie Hawn, with the permission of Perigee/Penguin, a division of Penguin Random House. Copyright © 2015.Honoring ConnectionsEvery day, life presents us with opportunities to be compassionate, feel someone else’s sadness or pain, and see things from another person’s point of view. —10 ...

Guest Blog Post: Think Smart by Kerri Yarsley, author, The Instruction Manual for Kids-Parents Edition


As a new parent – either mother or father – you begin to realize you have very little idea about the very basics of raising your baby. There are so many things to learn, to know, and to do.It can be completely overwhelming if you let it get to you. ...