At the end of every year, we begin thinking about how to improve ourselves in the upcoming twelve months. We make plans for starting the New Year in a positive and productive way, which is good, but how often do we apply this to our relationships? Here are some ways to give your relationship a boost and make 2013 your best year yet. Get Healthy Together It’s so much easier to eat better, start working out or give up a bad habit (like smoking) when you have support. For example, if ... Continue Reading
Make the resolution to make this next year a great one for your relationship.
Tips for managing your Seasonal Affective Disorder – including artificial or natural light, medication, and getting active.
The summer can be such a fun and exciting time filled with new family memories, rest and relaxation. When fall rolls around, we all begin finding our way back to our regular routines but, usually, the weather is mild and we can still enjoy taking a stroll while we marvel at the changing leaves. Unfortunately, some people experience real difficulty as soon as winter begins. While some people refer to this as the “winter blues” or “winter depression,” the clinical name is Seasonal ... Continue Reading
Try balancing your hectic, plugged-in life by balancing it with elements from nature.
Learning to embrace a more natural lifestyle, and living a healthier life in all ways, is as simple as getting back to the basics. In a crazy, very plugged in world, it's imperative to balance your life with as much nature, passion and healing as possible - and slow down to enjoy the pace of simpler days. Here are some ideas to get you started; Get in Touch With Your Earthy Side This means getting outside! Get your hands dirty. Walk barefoot. Plan a long hike or family hikes. In order ... Continue Reading
Tips and tricks for carving out time for yourself this fall.
Finding some quality alone time is difficult any day of the week but there are certain times of year when it seems nearly impossible. The fall is a great example. During this time, kids are heading back to school, families are adjusting to a new schedule, the push towards Thanksgiving begins and, before you know it it’s time to start planning your holiday shopping. Who has a moment to spare with all of that going on? While it is easy to get stuck in the mindset that more can be ... Continue Reading
20 ways to get out of a rut and into a new routine.
Feel like you're in a rut? Getting bored with your daily routine? It can happen to all of us, especially when we are busy being moms. The key is to try new things that add excitement, meaning and interest to your day. Things that make you feel more energized, empowered, vibrant or relaxed. You can break out of the same old routine by consciously choosing to try new activities and replace old habits with healthier ones. Change requires a certain amount of adjustment but very often it's just ... Continue Reading
The change in seasons is a good time to reflect on what changes we want to make in our lives.
Fall is in the air. The dog days of summer are long gone. The leaves are changing and falling, football is in full swing and pumpkins and gourds abound. Houses and tables are decorated with lovely fall colors. It is a season of beauty, energy and a time of change. As I was walking around the block today I was struck by all the vibrant colors of the leaves and the crunching sound they made under my feet. It brought back childhood memories of running full blast into a giant pile of leaves and ... Continue Reading
Help End Domestic Violence with Purple Purse – Pass it on
Domestic violence strikes 145 women each hour in the U.S., affecting one in four women in her lifetime. Most people agree it’s a hard issue to talk about, and unfortunately, half of Americans say they wouldn’t know how to help a family member or friend who is a victim. That’s why The Allstate Foundation established Purple Purse and www.purplepurse.com – to get people talking about domestic violence. The website contains valuable information and resources specific to the issue of domestic ... Continue Reading
It’s “Back to School” for Germs, Too. Protect your kids with Purell® Advanced hand sanitizer. #PurellBTS
Learn how to stay healthy this school year.
The kids are heading back to school soon. And, as every mom knows, they’ll be bringing lot of germs with them. That’s why you need to put new PURELL® Advanced Hand Sanitizer in their backpacks and lunchboxes. PURELL® Advanced Hand Sanitizer is proven to kill more germs than ever before. In fact, studies show that just one squirt of PURELL® Advanced kills as many germs as two squirts of any other national brand.* That’s the kind of protection every mom can trust! One great way to ... Continue Reading
Discover ways to work with your daughter to increase her self-esteem this summer season.
Summer is all around us. It’s not only the warmer weather - it's also in the magazine racks at the store. More and more feature articles about getting a swimsuit ready body. Unfortunately, those articles might be harmful to a young girl’s body image. To make sure these articles don’t negatively affect your daughter’s body image, consider the following tips: Browse the magazines with your daughter. Help her understand that magazines very frequently touch up pictures of models ... Continue Reading
Writing down things you are grateful for daily is also a fantastic way to cultivate a more positive state of mind.
Journaling is a popular activity highly recommended by many self-help guru's and motivational speakers. The reason they recommend journaling? Simple: it works to create more gratitude and self-growth in your life, to keep you living in appreciation, and to help you reach your goals and dreams. Writing down things you are grateful for daily is also a fantastic way to cultivate a more positive state of mind. Need some tips to get you going? Grab your notebook and choose from the ... Continue Reading