Laura Belden

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Cranberry Walnut Chocolate Chunk Cookies

January 20, 2014<p>I’ve been craving chocolate chip cookies lately. And when I say lately I mean always. They’re my “I need a chocolate feel-good fix.” …

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The Return of “Downton Abbey”

O’Brien has hastily departed, leaving Cora without a lady’s maid. Lord Grantham is a stick lodged deeper in the mud than ever. Mary is in a dreadful mood (her beloved Matthew has died—but it’s been six months, for heaven’s sake!). Blooming Cousin Rose has taken to flirting with the local farmers at …

'Tis The Season To Be... Mindful

Whether you're religious or secular, this time of year is full of meaning, activities and emotions. But, it's also a complicated time of year: there's magic and wonder, but also expectations and disappointments.<p>In fact, many of us look forward to celebrating with family, friends and festivities …

Do You Suck at Loving Yourself? I Did Too, but This Simple Practice Helped Tremendously

We all mentally beat ourselves up from time to time. You know how it goes: "I can't believe I was that stupid," or "I'm too fat or thin," or "I'll never be good enough for him or her" and so forth.<p>Some of us, however, have deeper levels of self-denigration that have taken us to even darker places …

Why Setting an Intention Every Morning Will Change Your Life

Here is a typical morning that I know so many face...<p>Hit the snooze button. Make and proceed to gulp down 1+ coffee/tea. Shower. Check phone while eating breakfast on autopilot. Get dressed. Head out the door amongst the bustling crowds, traffic, etc. or in your home office, where you get down to …

Choosing Life Amidst Death

You beat it.<p>Cancer never took you away.<p>It may have brought you to Queen Mary Hospital where I first met you but you chose to not only remain joyful but to also bring joy to those around you.<p>It may have given you nausea, fevers, skin burns, chills, hot flashes, insomnia, weakness and all that comes …

The Price We Pay When We Want to Be Liked by Everyone

Some people will not like what you say.<p>Some people will judge you.<p>Some people will disapprove.<p>Passionately.<p>Some people will lie to you.<p>Some people will misuse your trust.<p>Some people will ignore you.<p>Consistently.<p>Some people will say harsh words.<p>Some people will blame you.<p>Some people will gossip …