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

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. ...

Laying at the Daggers’ Edge by Lori J. Loesch


 I don't know.  So much has changed in my life, and I'm not a happy person.  I used to think I was.  Maybe I never was, it was all show.  Coming from an abusive, dysfunctional home, makes me wonder if I should have stayed single.  Raising a family, after suffering ...

Guest Blog Post: Six Back-to-School Strategies to Help You Stress Less & Simplify Your Life by Renee Peterson Trudeau


In the Native American tradition, September signifies the start of a new year. It certainly feels this way to me. Whether your kids are toddlers or teens, the start of the school year signifies opportunity, a time for a fresh start and a chance to do things differently. If you're feeling ...

Depression; There is Hope By: Lori Loesch


This depression thing has come to my attention since the suicide of Robin Williams, because of his high profile, depression is getting the attention that it deserves.   I saw a post from the website, TED talks.  I watched a video of Andrew Solomon.  An intelligent, successful man.  He spoke of ...

FEAR: It Stops Me In My Path By Lori Loesch


                                                                                                 FEAR   Fear is ...

Vitamins For This Later Mom By: Lori Loesch


I started taking vitamins before I got pregnant with my daughter.  A friend of mine from church sold Shaklee Products,  and I started taking Shaklee Vitamins.  It must have worked, because I had a baby at 42 years of age.  My friend joked that, my daughter was such a calm ...

Coming to Terms With the New Fibro Mama by Jean Marie Keenan-Johnston


In the seven years since I started battling fibromyalgia, I have to say the toughest times I've endured were finally acknowledging the loss of my teaching career, watching all my mommy friends posting on Facebook every Spring about all the playground trips they were taking, and finally admitting to myself ...

GUEST BLOG POST: 10 Ways to Become Comfortable with Chaos by Renee Peterson Trudeau


Last week I gathered with a small group of friends in my home. They shared they’ve been feeling a sense of sadness—almost a mourning—that the world as we know it is gone. It feels as if we’re headed into a brave, new frontier and are literally creating the tools for navigating this ...

Melancholy Milestone Birthday – by Cara Potapshyn Meyers


  Exactly ten years ago today, on a Wednesday, my son graced my life with his beautiful presence! Not only did he change my life forever, he was my birthday present! He was born three hours, fifteen minutes before my own birthday. My “forever birthday gift”! To make the story a bit ...