Children and Chaos: Embracing Self Care in Parenthood

Self Care Tips for Parents

When did self care become selfish? There’s a meme circulating on Facebook (and our culture at large) that says “You will never regret spending too much time with your kids.”  It showed up in my feed, and I confess to feeling dreadfully irritated by this seemingly benign message. Who is behind such propaganda? It’s akin … Read more

4 Reasons You Should Spend Less Time Online

Real Life: Spend Less Time Online to Live Your Best Life

We are living in a time that offers us countless ways of escaping real life. And while clicking on headlines on the internet might not be as taboo or destructive as an opium habit, it is still a form of distraction that steals us away from reality and eats away at free time we could … Read more

One Simple Habit that Makes Life Easier

Surrender. A word I did not use much until I had children, and then it emerged as one of the central experiences of motherhood. Yet one does not have to be a parent to embrace this concept. The ability to surrender is a powerful tool for mastering your thoughts and emotions. The next time you … Read more

7 Simple Ways to Change My Life

7 Simple Ways to Change Your Life: photo of 7 birds

There are plenty of obvious ways to change my life. I can eat right, exercise, quit my day job, and so forth. The  ways to change my life listed here are meant to be less obvious, yet actually easier to do. Following through with just one of the methods is quite likely to create some … Read more

How to Be Happy

What is the secret to happiness? Why do so many people wonder how to be happy? The secret to a happy and fulfilling life is gratitude. Gratitude is simply thinking about what we have instead of what we don’t have. Our ability to recognize and feel grateful for the blessings in our lives is an integral … Read more