7 Life Changing Benefits of Practicing Self-Care

Many people associate self-care with being self centered or selfish.  That couldn’t be further from the truth.  Self-care is crucial to being able to function as a wife, mother, husband, father, provider or caretaker.  Sometimes it’s difficult to go for a walk when you know the dishwasher needs to be unloaded.  Taking a lunch break at work can feel counterproductive. …

Self Care: Proactive or Reactive. You Get to Choose.

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It’s no secret we all need to take care of ourselves.  Some people are good at doing it without even realizing it.  Prior to having children I loved to run and did so on a very regular basis.  Although that was part of my self care routine, I didn’t consciously realize it.  I just loved to run and it felt …

Taking Care of Yourself: 8 Helpful Hints to Ensure Successful Self Care

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Most of us know how important self care is especially when it comes to our physical and emotional health.   Stress is unavoidable.   The good news is our stress can be managed by taking care of ourselves.  Self care is by far the most important factor in our on-going health and happiness. Many articles about self care have a truly great …

Feel Better: 8 Ways To Let Go Of Guilt

If you really think about it, the word “Guilty” is used in a court of law when someone has committed a crime.  However, many hard working, conscientious people spend a fair amount of time feeling guilty.  For what?  Have they actually committed a crime or infringement?  It’s interesting that those who are doing ‘life’ for murder feel less guilty than …

Are “Selfish” People Really Happier and Healthier?

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It’s hard to imagine that anyone would believe “Selfish” people are happier and healthier than the rest of us.  Our mothers were constantly telling us “don’t be selfish.”  How could being selfish  lead to anything good?  Selfishness is defined as the lack of consideration for others and being concerned chiefly with one’s own personal profit.  If your life is all …

Taking Care of Yourself: 6 Things You Should Never Apologize For

Although it’s a good habit to reflect on your behavior and apologize when needed, there are specific things you should never have to apologize for.  It shows maturity and emotional health to be able to say you’re sorry.  However, if you’re saying you’re sorry for things you shouldn’t, you’re not taking care of yourself. Here are a few things you …

We’ve changed. Have they?

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] I’ve been asked once again to speak to a women’s organization next week.  In reviewing my speaking notes I have been reminded how much women have changed over the years, even just from the 1950’s.  The questions is, however, ‘have the men changed?’ Maria Shriver recently did a study on the status of women in this country.  A …

Feel Young Again

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]As you anticipate the carving of turkey, eating of sweets, unwrapping of gifts, and the general disorganization that occur in your home over the holidays, I bet feeling young again was not one of the feelings that you would anticipate feeling. Stressed, broke, fat, and bloated maybe, but young, probably not.  Let me explain. From a strictly psychological perspective …

Let’s Follow the Rules

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Today I received a very pointed email from my cousin, Mike.  He was the brunt of much laughter at a party this weekend for only recently finding out the true meaning of the term ‘spooning’.  Ladies this is once again the result of us believing that men think like us.  Who would have thought that a man nearing fifty …

He Wants More Than A Hug

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] It’s amazing how many women want just a hug.  Now the word “just” is very important in this sentence.  We love to feel close and give and receive affection.  This is part of our innate nurturing.  So what about the “just”.  Well many men have a difficult time just providing their significant other with a hug.  I hear; …