The Importance of Learning to Parent Yourself

Photo by Jakob Owens on Unsplash Exactly one year ago, I went for lunch with my mom and younger brother. A crowded Malaysian restaurant, we each stole bites from one another’s entrees...

Morning Moments: Setting the Tone for Your Day

Photo by Leonardo Corral on Unsplash While the last twelve months may have been defined by less physical movement, with stay at home orders and living through a pandemic, it has been...

The Benefits of Tracking Your Mood Each Day

How are you feeling today? No, really. I’m asking in all seriousness.You could answer truthfully (perhaps that’s unlikely), or give me a classic “Fine, thanks.” Regardless, I won’t make...

Remedies for Your Most Common PMS Symptoms

Photo by Courtney Nuss on Unsplash Editor’s Note: This article explores ways to find relief for common PMS symptoms through a personal lens and informed opinions, based on research linked throughout. It...

Be in the Know—Stay Informed and Help Keep Loved Ones Protected from Illness

Well, the holidays are long gone. For our 2020 celebrations, we managed to find a way to wrap in family traditions (my family made our annual yule log—and mine...

Taking Care of My Daily Needs in One Simple Task

This post is brought to you by Ritual.Photos by Nicole Feest at NYLONSADDLE Photography Everyone is talking about practicing self-care these days—taking baths, reading books, practicing meditation, and all the...

How to Find Acceptance for Your Body After Baby

Photo by Cheyenne Doig on Unsplash As I was preparing for my third baby, I thought about what my body would be like after the birth. This wasn’t my first rodeo. I...

Please Scream Inside Your Heart: The Adult Tantrum

Photo by Lieselotte De Bie on Unsplash I don’t remember how it felt to kick and scream as a kid. I don’t remember how it felt to wail, to want something so...

Creative Ways to Start Your Morning on a Good Note

Not a morning person. May as well put that in my obituary. I’d rather take a 10 p.m. yoga class and midnight meeting than do anything in the a.m....

Perfectionism, Identity, and the Optics of Worthiness

My husband taught me something about flowers recently. Geranium, he told me, is a fault in wine. We were discussing the floral scent and had agreed that we both...
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