Nat Lue

75 Flips | 2 Magazines | 70 Likes | 1 Following | 47 Followers | @natalielue | Keep up with Nat Lue on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Nat Lue”

Motherhood Is Having a Moment—but I'm Not Loving It as Much as You'd Think

Last week a friend sent me a video clip of a model breastfeeding her baby on the runway at a <i>Sports Illustrated</i> fashion show. The subject line said, simply, “Thoughts?”<p>My response: “Motherhood has officially jumped the shark.”<p>First, let me share some basic biographical information before I risk …

Motherhood

I Stopped Sharing A Bed With My Husband & Here's What It Did To Our Relationship

I used to sleep 8 hours a night, every night. And then, I fell in love.<p>OK, that’s not exactly true. In the years before I met my husband, I had the …

The key to happiness is simple, but it’s not easy

In Herman Hesse’s novel <i>Siddhartha</i>, the title character and his friend leave home, disowning all possessions, to seek spiritual enlightenment.<p>They decide to live on the road, homeless, journeying away from the known towards the unknown. It’s not a life of ease, but it is one they embrace.<p>When they …

‘I Was Living An Awesome Life—But I Had No Purpose’

“I kept looking at accomplishments, aiming for the next one.”<p>If you had asked me to describe my life five years ago, I would have cited a trifecta like "driven, full, and fun." I was 30, working a cool job, and moonlighting as a young-adult novelist. Not to mention training for a marathon, raising …

'Why It Took Me Two Years To Realise I Was In An Abusive Relationship'

24-year-old Chloe* thought that because her partner never hit her, he hadn't done anything bad enough to make her leave.<p><b>'I met Adam* through mutual friends on New Year’s Eve, and we instantly clicked. We lived 129 miles away from each other, but that didn’t stop us desperately wanting to be</b> …

24 Hilarious Comics About Sibling Relationships

Here's to all the bickering, bonding and hijinks.<p>Sibling relationships are really special.<p>You may have your disagreements (likely a <i>lot</i> of disagreements), but they can also be your ultimate partners-in-crime. You may give them a hard time, but if someone else utters a negative word about them, …

How To Purge Everything You Don't Need From Your Home

Out with the old, in with the new — that’s what ringing in the new year is about, right? And, while that is a good motto for many areas of your life, …

One Word Resolutions

These one word resolution prompts seem like an interesting way to help form new habits. Could be used as a playful tool in an office environment.

Ikigai

Ikigai is a Japanese concept meaning “A Reason For Being”. More over on Wikipedia.

Why Happy People Cheat

A good marriage is no guarantee against infidelity.<p>“Most descriptions of troubled marriages don’t seem to fit my situation,” Priya insists. “Colin and I have a wonderful relationship. Great kids, no financial stresses, careers we love, great friends. He is a phenom at work, fucking handsome, …

Why We Want Who We Want

Throughout her 20s, management consultant and author Nita Tucker dated doctors—usually tall ones. She was drawn by their status and her mother's …

Why You're Turned Off When Someone Shows Too Much Interest

My father loves to tell me that, when it comes to relationships, I don't like people who like me. If I'm dating someone who is sweet and available, …

Bat Ballons

These bat balloons are the best! I am considering buying a bunch of them to decorate my stoop on Halloween! So much fun!

Why being a fake is bad for you

Authenticity – where we say and do what we truly think – is one of the keys to our wellbeing<p>Authenticity is about being true to yourself in each and every moment. Our lives often turn on what seem to be the most trivial of occurrences: a chance meeting, or a single sentence that was or wasn’t said. …

Always Tell the Truth

At a certain point in my life I had to come to terms with the fact that I was being dishonest. I don’t mean I was a liar or a cheat or a crook, but I …

Smiling Even When Unhappy Makes You a Happier Person — Here's Why

Don't get it twisted: We're definitely not telling you to smile more — <b>being told to</b> <b>do that</b> <b>doesn't appear to improve peoples' moods.</b> That being said, …

A complete guide to designing your morning routine to double your productivity

On average, each of us wake up to 25,000 mornings in our adult life, which means we have 25,000 days to maximize how we spend it.<p><b>Your morning defines the rest of your day.</b><p>If you can optimize your morning routines, you’ve set yourself up to have a productive day ahead of you.<p>The good news is, we all …

Time Management

Your New Mantra: Done Is Better Than Perfect

Keep the momentum going, and don't take a zero. That's how the truly exceptional do it. One foot in front of the other.<p>At the elite level, mental performance--and mental toughness--is what separates the vast pool of "really goods" from the truly exceptional.<p>And, just like any other world class …

The Forgiveness Boost

Making amends with those who trespass against us yields a number of physical and mental benefits. Sometimes even victims of the worst crimes can find solace in letting go.<p>On New Year’s Eve in 1995, Frances McNeill, a 78-year-old woman who lived alone in Knoxville, Tennessee, went to bed early. …

Why Some People Stay Stuck & Others Change Their Lives

At some point or another in life, we've all felt stuck: we’re in one place and we’d like to be in another. Whether you'd like a new career, a …

Plot Twist: You Don’t Have To Be Happy All The Time

By Heidi Priebe,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1N2HfmS<p>At some unidentifiable point in history, somebody began spreading the rumor that we ought to …

9 Reasons You Procrastinate (and 9 Ways to Stop)

<b>You toss self-compassion to the wind.</b> In the journal <i>Self and Identity</i>, researchers reported that individuals who demonstrated less self-compassion …

Why Your Brain Forces You to Relive Your Worst Memories

Why the brain dredges up old memories without your explicit consent hasn’t been easy for neuroscience to explain.<p>Here's a fun exercise to demolish any remaining will you have to live: think about the worst memory you have. What are all the small pieces of it that come to mind? What smell or sound …

Emotional Pain Chart

It’s Okay To Live A Life Other People Don’t Understand

By Koty Neelis,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1EHAK7m<p>I think I’ve known since I was a child I was meant to travel and live a nomadic lifestyle. …

Forget conscious uncoupling: the way forward for families is platonic parenting

Valerie Tate knew her marriage was over seven years after she’d wed.<p>She and her husband, Clark, tried therapy but they eventually realized that they wanted different things in an intimate relationship. As a therapist, she’d seen the damage divorce could do, especially to kids. The last thing they …

Smart toothbrushes use storytelling to get kids to brush

Smart toothbrushes of the future could be used with smart mirrors to encourage better brushing, according to Oral B.<p>Demonstrating the technology at …

Five ways teachers use Lego creatively in class

From teaching coding to modelling texts for literature analysis, teachers share the inventive ways they use Lego in lessons<p>Hearing a child say they spent their school day playing with Lego may not go down well with parents. But these little bricks could become a fixture in maths lessons thanks to a …

Teaching

Personalised superheros from Birdies & Bear Cubs

I am a little bit in love with the handmade customised superhero dolls from <b>Birdies & Bear Cubs</b>. These can be personalised with any initial and …