Finding Your Balance: Part One

Living a life of balance means attending to work, relationships, health, intimacy, spiritual growth, personal growth, flow activities, and making a difference for the greater good. How we leverage these facets determines our experience of life balance.

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Five Simple Strategies to Transform Your Life

How do I deal with the emotional pain associated with low self-esteem, disappointing relationships, work-life imbalance, parenting issues, divorce, and aging? There are powerful self-care strategies that, when practiced regularly, will help you overcome painful feelings, build inner strength and resilience, fortify relationships, and transform goals and dreams into realities. With routine practice, these research-based

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The Importance of Female Friendships in the Digital Age

The Importance of Female Friendships in the Digital Age

In today’s digital age, personal connection and relationships have arguably been sacrificed on the altar of technological efficiency. Our sensory world, and possibly even our neurological makeup, is being altered by headphone-attached iPods, cell phones, laptops and virtual offices. One in five romantic relationships now begin online and social networks like Facebook have forever changed

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  1. Close friendships are important. But I do believe that in this age of Digital things that we don’t treat the relationships with the same fierceness that we used to. It seems so much easier to just send a text or email, that lets us of hook and it loses so much of the meanings I think! I read Diane Lofgren’s book Women I Want to Grow Old With and it really opened my eyes to what it really takes to cultivate amd maintain friendships so they are “there” for you when you really come to need them! womeniwanttogrowoldwith.com, I suggest it to anyone who like me was feeling like they were not quite getting where they needed to be in their freindships! Thanks for this post, cannot wait to real the 2nd part!

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Ten Strategies for Cultivating Friendships

Ten Strategies for Cultivating Friendships

This is part 2 of The Importance of Female Friendships in the Digital Age article, in which we talked about how vital friendships are in the digital age. Healthy friendships emerge from mutual affection and form the social fabric of our lives– good friends regard each other as special and irreplaceable. But when we find

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Key Strategies to Savor the Winter Months

Key Strategies to Savor the Winter Months

Rachel, an administrative assistant with a vibrant personality never fails to light up a room and bring a sense of joy to her coworkers. That is, until January hits. Something about the cold, dark months in New England ushers Rachel into her cocoon where she hides until the days get longer and brighter. She shows

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Five Prescriptions for Navigating through Conflict in Relationships

Five Prescriptions for Navigating through Conflict in Relationships

All relationships struggle. To love is to at least occasionally engage in conflict. And we all know that anything worth having is worth fighting for. Unfortunately, we often fight the most with the people we love, whether they are our friends, family, or romantic partners. Because we are most invested in them, we are heavily

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The Meaning of “Good Enough”

The Meaning of “Good Enough”

Winston Churchill once said, “The maxim ‘nothing but perfection’ may be spelled ‘paralysis.’” We’ve probably all met perfectionists in our lives, and know how difficult life can be for them and those around them. Perfectionism is the internalized belief that mistakes cannot be made and that the highest standards of performance in all aspects of

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Why the Way You Breathe Matters

Why the Way You Breathe Matters

Breathing abdominally is the key to self-regulation and the initiation of a relaxation response.  The breath can be seen as a barometer for how we are responding to a given situation. A shallow, rapid breath typically indicates that we are anxious or afraid. The sympathetic nervous system is engaged when we are breathing shallowly and

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