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Waiting for College Acceptances: How to Get Through the Anxiety

One of my friends received news last week that her son was accepted to his top choice college on the same day that another friend found out her child received a no. Having been through this college process twice with one child more to go, it reminded me that waiting for college acceptances to come in is much like standing in a line in gym class waiting to be picked for a team.  Except it feels like the whole world watching. It may be exhilarating or devastating, but it’s almost…

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Forgiving Yourself and Moving Forward | The Best New Year Gift

Forgiving Yourself and Moving Forward The Best Gift to Start the New Year: Forgiveness As we round up December and begin to look forward to the fresh start of a new year, it may be the perfect time to give ourselves the best gift of all for new beginnings – forgiveness. I don’t mean forgiving yourself for burning a batch of cookies, I’m talking about releasing the deep guilt and shame we may be carrying for past missteps. Time to come clean with ourselves. Most of us have not arrived…

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What Does Being Mindful Mean and Why Should We Care?

What is mindfulness, why should we care and how do we start? Last weekend, I attended a talk specifically on the subject of mindfulness at Lincoln Center in Manhattan. Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, scientist, speaker, author of several books on the topic and a pioneer in the meditative approach to treat pain and depression, was the presenter. His accomplishments are impressive and his speaking style was relaxed and… thoughtful. He spoke about how important it is to be mindful. To take time to notice our thoughts. To pause our racing minds…

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What Steals Our Joy and How to Stop It

We’re all familiar with the saying that comparison is the thief of joy. Yet knowing that, how often do we still find ourselves unnecessarily bummed because we allowed unhealthy comparisons to sneak into our minds? And psssst… our kids are doing it to themselves too. It’s all around us – from our careers, to our homes, to our vacations, to holiday shopping, to the cars we drive, to our marriages, even down to our kids. No one is consciously keeping track of each other’s lives, but comparisons still manage to…

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Women’s Health Over 50: A Holistic Approach

If we want to kick butt on our new year goals, dreams and resolutions, we’ve got some work to do. Work that includes learning all that we can about women’s health over 50 – starting with tips for self-care! Self-care encompasses everything and anything that makes us feel good and improves our quality of life. Physically, mentally or spiritually. Feeling good increases the likelihood that we will fiercely attack our overall goal – which is (are you paying attention here?!) having our best year ever! So to get us moving in…

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Living Your Best Life After 50 – Separate from the Drama

Stop Letting OPS Mess with Your Head! Living your best life after 50 (or really any age) includes keeping a healthy separation between your emotions and other people’s drama. What I learned this last weekend comes down to this: Their sh*t ain’t my sh*t! It’s a lesson in learning how to hear and digest hateful angry words and being able to let it go and find a healthy perspective. Admittedly, it took me a few days to work through this. Ultimately, I needed to consciously recognize that the situation was…

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