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Why I Want My Kids to Be Bored

"I'm bored."<p>It's the dog days of summer around here. Camp is winding down, but there's still weeks to go before my daughter grabs her backpack and hands over those tissue boxes and Expo markers to her teacher. At this point she knows every scratch on the playground slide by heart. She's seen every …

Portraits of Narcolepsy in New York City

Inside the disquieting lives of five people who struggle with sleep in the city that never does<p>On the corner of 45th and Broadway, during his lunch break, Grey Becker abruptly fell to the street, limbs flailing uncontrollably. In an attempt to remove him from oncoming traffic, a woman tried to pull …

101 Ways To Love Yourself More Deeply

Not long ago, I was blown away by the beauty (inside and out) of a woman I met at a meeting of entrepreneurs. Kelly Newsome, of Higher Ground Yoga, talked about her in-home yoga and doula business for mommas-to-be. She practices and teaches them, "extreme self-care."<p>Over the next week or two, that …

Happiness

5 Things Not to Say When Someone Shares, 'We're Adopting!'

After several years of trudging through the infertility treatment jungle, my husband and I started to research adoption as a possible option. In all honesty, we were tired and angry AND had huge doubts that adoption would "work." We attended an adoption class through our local agency and that class …

When You Have Room at Your Table: A Foster Mom's Story

Single and a school teacher, this young woman bravely opens her home to foster care children because she has room at her table.<p>He was four days old when Julie got her first phone call that there was a child in need of a home. She had just recently completed her certification courses, taking the …

40 Words of Wisdom Every Parent Needs to Give Their Child

I wanted to give my eldest a different birthday present this year and seeing that 'words' are what I do best, I chose to pass on some wisdom that I've learned over the years. Who knows whether they'll be listened to! Would I have listened to my parents at 24?<p>Perhaps these are words of wisdom for us …

Positive Thinking

7 Steps to Ease Into Meditation

As a business owner, mom of two, wife, speaker, and consultant, managing each day effectively can be a challenge. I am sure I don't have to tell you. You know. My mind, like yours, is often filled with to-do lists, schedules, and responsibilities. It's easy to feel overwhelmed sometimes, but my …

Meditation

Misty Copeland inspirational...

Before Snowden, Before Wikileaks, Before the Church Committee, Before Deep Throat, Before The Pentagon Papers... There Was The Burglary

[<b>Program Note:</b> <i>What follows is the start of my book review of Betty Medsger's</i> The Burglary<i>. It is quite a bit longer than the normal book review, for which reason it has been split into two parts. What follows is "Part 1," and I have posted "Part 2" on my own website now (rather than tomorrow), for</i> …

13 Things That Are Totally Going to Change You in Your 30s

You are in your 30s. It came a lot quicker than you expected, right? Kaboom. After posting your pics and tweeting the occasion, you are finally home alone -- and it hits you. You go to the mirror and stare at what might just possibly be baby crow's feet creeping across your face. Oh my. So, you say …

Relationships

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101 Things I've Learned So Far

1. Everything I need is within me.<p>2. There is only now. The past is over. The future is a dream.<p>3. Love is the only game in town.<p>4. It's easy to forget. But it's also easy to remember.<p>5. Eventually I have to let go (so why not let go now?).<p>6. Everything changes.<p>7. I am not the doer.<p>8. It feels good …

Paul Simon

To My Darling Daughters and All the Girls of the World

As a woman, don't apologize for your edge or your curves, your sharpness or your softness, your sass or your sweetness. You came here to write your own rules, not the ones your mother passed down to you. Each generation of women creates a freedom by being herself. We have to value freedom and …