Round and Round Rosie

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My son’s anxiety is making him miss out on some of life’s best moments

<i>Q: I’ve got a lovely nearly-9-year-old son who has lots of friends and does well in school. However, he flips out when it’s time to do anything new, especially something that involves new people. Every new activity involves lots of crying and protesting. We literally have to push him into summer</i> …

Parenting

Want to Raise Healthy Kids? Science Says Teach Them to Eat Like Japanese Families Do

Rule #1: Use smaller plates.<p>A study in the British medical journal <i>The Lancet</i> points out that of all the world's cultures, children who are born and grow up in Japan have the longest lives and healthiest lifestyles. One of the key reasons? It has to do with the way their families manage meals and …

Kids

Neuroscience shows that our gut instincts about only children are right

Conventional wisdom has it that only children are smarter and less sociable. Parents, freed from the shackles of constantly settling sibling disputes, devote more time and money to the singleton, exposing them to a greater variety of higher-level activities (there’s a term for what happens when you …

Psychology

How to Prepare and Cook Jackfruit, the Latest Vegan Food Trend

Being vegan or vegetarian doesn’t mean your cravings for your old favorite foods just suddenly disappear. But it can be hard to replicate the flavors of the meaty meals you long for. Enter jackfruit. The starchy and fibrous fruit can be used in all kinds of recipes, like pulled jackfruit nachos and …

Cooking

California Vegans Want Bentley to Abandon Leather

Bentley's vegan customers have issues with hides, but no problem with 600-horsepower W12s in 5400-lb SUVs.<p>Bentley is known to feature plenty of the richest leathers in its interiors, using up to 20 animal hides in their upholstery and trimmings per car. But according to Bentley's Director of Design …

Portland’s First Vegan Doughnut Shop Is Open and Frying

It appears all the vegan doughnut makers turned away by Pip’s Original Doughnuts last year now have new job prospects. Doe Donuts hung up its open sign on May 7 at 8201 SE Powell Blvd., and within four hours, it had sold out of 1000 doughnuts. Portland’s first vegan-dedicated doughnut shop clearly …

McDonald's launches vegan-friendly burger - but you'll have to travel pretty far to get one

Veganism is becoming an increasingly popular lifestyle.<p>And now, McDonald's has released a 'vegan-friendly' burger - a red kidney bean patty with …

123 of the Best Free Blogging Tools that Will Save You Time Blogging

<b>Accessify</b> will analyze your site’s loading speed and make recommendations for improvements.<p><b>Ahalogy</b> I used to use Ahalogy to schedule all my Pinterest …

Insomnia provokes goofy middle of the night escapades

I usually sleep well, burrowing into my bed at about 9:30 at night and awakening before the alarm at around 5 a.m. But occasionally I have a …

A Zen Master Explains the True Meaning of Non-Attachment and Why Most People Get it Wrong

A lot of people tend to misunderstand the non-attachment concept inspired by Buddhism.<p>While some people think it’s negative, non-attachment actually …

Mindfulness

10 Most Colorful Cities Around The World You Must Visit

Exploring new cities is always an exciting adventure to take on when you travel, but when the cities are painted with eye-popping colors, it makes …

11 simple tips from experts that will help get you in shape this spring

There's never a bad time to get your life and yourself into good shape, but there's something about the renewal of spring that really brings that desire out.<p>That might be because you want to get outside and enjoy the nice weather, boost your confidence before hanging out at the beach this summer, …

Fitness

Take 2 Minutes to Flatten Your Abs With This Ultrafast Workout

With slider discs (or wash cloths or paper plates), and just a small amount of space to move, you'll whip through this lightning-fast ab workout, targeting your obliques, lower abs, and that "six-pack zone."<p>Four moves, 30 seconds each, and you don't even have to stand up — all these moves are on …

How to Find True Meaning in Life, According to Zen Buddhism

If you want to look for a place to start finding your inner peace, look to Buddhism. Zen Buddhism will guide you to find the road to happiness and …

Meditation

Why I've learned to let go of my ego

Why I’ve learned to let go of my ego<p>Raymond April 4, 2016 37 5 comments<p>The first time I remember having an ego battle was at School. Primary School. …

Parenting

Talking about mental illness is no substitute for offering real help

The latest high-profile campaign is welcome and stigma is declining but the NHS must provide better treatment<p>Last week, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry joined other notable names, including the rapper Professor Green and the former Labour spin doctor Alastair Campbell, to record …

How Trauma In One's Teens Can Affect Mental Health In Mid-Life

The links between childhood stressors and adult behaviors, moods and anxiety are becoming clearer and clearer with each passing study. The things we go through as kids often stay with us over the years—especially if we don’t get treated along the way. A new study in <i>Journal of Clinical Psychiatry</i> …

The Brain

The ah-mazing makeup that's making me love my over 40 skin again.

The makeup that is totally making me feel good about my over 40 skin again.<p><b>I’m pretty open about almost anything.</b><p>Adoption, my ongoing battle with …

Makeup

Legal Divorce Terms You Need to Know. A Handy Guide.

Legal Divorce Terms You’ll Need To Know During Your Divorce.<p>Here’s an easy to understand glossary of terms you’ll find in your divorce filings.<p>Do you …

American Bar Association

No, you're not too old! 7 tips for attending your first music festival over 40.

No you’re not too old. 7 Tips for attending your first music festival over 40.<p>I just got back from my very first music festival. Yes, my first music …

Festivals

How healthy are your bones? Important tips you need to know to stay strong, healthy, and active over 40 and beyond.

<i>This is a sponsored post about a subject that I am passionate about, and is important information I want women to know about for their own health.</i><p>The …

Wellness

5 Shapewear basics every over 40 woman should have in her wardrobe

You spend a lot of time and money shopping for that perfect special occasion dress but do you put as much thought into what goes <i>under</i> it? A great …

Clothing

5 Brilliant Life Lessons You Learn Going Through Divorce.

You know how they say that every cloud has a silver lining? If that big dark cloud raining all over you is a divorce, then yes, there is a silver …

Winston Churchill

National Adoption Month. 4 adoption resources for families considering adoption.

4 Adoption Resources for families considering adoption.<p>November is one of my favorite months of the year. No it’s not just because it’s Thanksgiving …

Adoption

Instant Mom, a review of Nia Vardalos' hilarious book about adoption. The funniest, and most honest, thing you'll ever read about adoption.

Instant Mom, a review of the funniest thing you’ll ever read about adoption. Nia Vardalos’ hilarious and brutally honest memoir of her path to …

Parenting

A message for my teen about her adoption. And her past.

This New Year’s Eve, I’ll be giving my teen a link to her past and giving her information about her adoption.<p>My daughter is growing up faster than I …

Parenting

31 essential things to do after divorce to jumpstart your new life.

Divorce can be overwhelming. You’re likely starting over, moving, rebuilding your life and possibly restarting your career. All at the same time. …

Costa Rica

Standing up straight could help symptoms of depression - study

People with depression could see their condition improve if they adopt an upright posture.<p>That was the conclusion of a study by researchers at the University of Auckland, due for publication in the March issue of the Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry.<p>While previous studies …

Depression

Meditation Is Exactly What Your Workout Routine Is Missing

Here are six exercises to get you started.<p>Fitness comes down to two simple things: 1) doing what helps you, and 2) not doing what hurts you. Most active people are great at the first part—they lift weights, do cardio, wear ultra stretchy T-shirts, etc.—but aren't great at the second.<p>So, what hurts …

Meditation

The blogging habit that's ruining your blog.

The blogging habit that’s ruining your blog.<p>I’ve been working really hard at my blog for over a year now. I write, I post, I research topics. I do …

Writing