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

A Possible Amazing Game Changer? By Ali Skylar


A couple of months ago I was introduced to Dr. David Brownstein as part of a series about Iodine on Gaia TV. It blew my mind how this one element can be a total game changer for our well-being and health.  And that most of us are deficient in it and ...

Flipping Parenting On It’s Head! by Ali Skylar


For me, one of the benefits to being an older parent is that as I’ve gotten older, I’ve gotten wiser.  Wiser though in ways I wish I had been when my kids were younger. I don’t believe that anyone - no matter whether you're a younger or motherhood later mom - ...

Getting My Bounce Back by Carolee Belkin Walker (Book Excerpt)


From Getting My Bounce Back: How I Got Fit, Healthier, and Happier (And You Can, Too), by Carolee Belkin Walker Day 379, April 12, 2015   “You girls never know.” – Franz Ferdinand, “No You Girls” As I’m setting new fitness goals I can’t get Lean In out of my head. I’ve spent the better ...

What We Think, We Create by Tae Yum Kim, author, THE SEVEN STEPS TO INNER PEACE (Book Excerpt)


Everything external in life was first internal in thought, so no permanent change can come about merely by attempting to fix or rearrange external conditions. Yet that’s usually what we try to do. When we see the symptoms of something wrong in our lives, we usually try to get rid ...

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 ...