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National Women’s Health Week: Ideas to Jumpstart Well-Being

My girlfriend and I were chatting this afternoon as we waited for our daughter's bus to bring them home from school. During this conversation, my friend was coughing. She's had a persistent cough for ...

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5 Reasons Why Knowing Your Strengths In Motherhood Is Essential

If I could go back and talk to my new mom self, I would have so much I'd want to say. I would tell her not to worry so much, to trust her heart and instincts, to take care of herself and to routine...

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Happy Mother’s Day!

To all the mamas out there, where ever you are in your journey of motherhood, Happy Mother's Day! Your dedication, love, and nurturance to raise your children do not go unnoticed. You are so ...

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8 Ways to Increase Happiness in Motherhood

Do you ever have those moments, talking to someone, whether at the grocery store or waiting in line somewhere and strike up a conversation that can totally shift your day? Well, today I had such a con...

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7 Ways to Be Mindful This Mother’s Day

As a psychologist, there are always certain times of the year when universal topics come up in the therapy room regardless of a client's age, gender, demographics or presenting issues. For example,...

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Compassion Blockers: What Gets in Your Way of Expressing Compassion in Motherhood?

Mothering in today’s world is akin to a juggling act, balancing time, energy and resources. And it’s easy to be swept into overwhelm and stress. As a mother to four children, six years old to fou...

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Creative Ways to Increase Self-Care When You Have Limited Time

Working, writing, and taking care of four girls creates a full and busy life. These three roles are where I spend the majority of my time in a given week. And the demands in these areas of my life is ...

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10 Quotes on Motherhood Sure to Make You Smile

The summer after freshman year away at college was a challenging time for my mom and I. After nine months of freedom, making choices for myself independent of parental influence, the readjustment livi...

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What Are Your Barriers to Self-Care?

Self-care is taking care of your physical, emotional, mental, social and spiritual health through actions, intentions, and behaviors which increase overall well-being. As I have shared in previous pos...

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Great Expectations: Motherhood

Next week my youngest daughter will be turning seven. My baby is not a baby, and she's a school age child. Closer to ten, headed to the tipping point of being a big kid before earning the title of a t...

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12 Reasons Why Self-Care is Essential For Moms

'Self-care’ seems to be the new buzz word, I hear it everywhere! I think this is fantastic! The suggestions once reserved for clinicians and physicians have become more mainstream, creating a dia...

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Before I Was a Mom…

Years ago, when my twins were two years old, I came across this poem that truly touched my heart. The author is unknown, yet captures motherhood perfectly. As you read the poem, I hope you relate to t...