01/31/2017
Don't get stuck at the start! Today let us enjoy a basic alphabetic mantra about mindfulness.
Father with forehead pressed to baby in silhouette in front of sunlit window.
01/31/2017
Does “smart” baby care replace “present” baby care?  Electric hanging mobiles, multicolored dimming lights, Spotify-ish designer music for every occasion, weight calibrators, electric formula... read more
01/27/2017
Each morning brings a fresh and whole opportunity to create life anew. Today let us focus on the blessing that is today. Not on Six Flags.
01/26/2017
Time for a new beginning! Betsy has decided to start the day as a rapper (again), but we can still meditate! Peace among the chaos, friends.
01/25/2017
So we have the skills to weather any storm. Today let us learn some amazing steps towards mindfulness.
01/24/2017
We're always at precisely the right place on our journey, right? RIGHT?! Infinity gets intense today. Betsy gets scared
Two girls hug among autumn leaves.
01/24/2017
by Shuka Kalantari | Greater Good Science Center Thanks! In The Science of Gratitude, we report on studies suggesting how being grateful is good for your health, how it can strengthen your... read more
01/23/2017
Betsy feels empowered and flirty because she has her magic pink coat on. And then, surprise, surprise, she takes it too far. But mostly we learn to commit to love.
Anguished man with head in hands.
01/16/2017
We all have our family of origin, and then we have our family of friends. It ’s one of the great perks of adulthood — you get to pick a second family of friends who love you. While it ’s likely... read more

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11/16/2015
Some labels are useful. It’s good to know what the bottler considers a serving when buying juice. A label that offers instructions is very helpful, particularly when trying to repair a flat... read more
black and white image of smooths stones lined in water
11/13/2015
“In character, in manner, in style, in all things, the supreme excellence is simplicity.” ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow I have been reflecting on simplicity for some time. Simplicity seems... read more
Venus Flytrap pod open to pink inside
11/10/2015
You are a genius, and you have a lot of really good ideas every day. But, chances are, you’re not writing them down. And the life span of an unrecorded idea is. . . well, it’s pretty short. So... read more
adult mentor and student seen through window
11/02/2015
Have you ever given thought to how people have influenced your life? How have your family, friends, peers, and coworkers contributed in shaping you into the person that you are today? In this post I’... read more
seedling growing through crack in pavement
10/26/2015
In my work, I’ve noticed that there are many moments when a client feels like nothing is happening. I work with women who desire a deep, fundamental change in their relationship with themselves... read more
tiny bright blue flower balanced on fingertip
10/19/2015
“It’s big, R.J.! Big!” says the screenwriter to the old-time Hollywood producer. Your vision may also have first appeared to you in breathtaking Cinemascope and stereophonic sound. But you... read more
upset woman over dropped ice cream cone
10/12/2015
She asked me if I was ready to let go of feeling disappointed all the time. I looked at her, blinking with disbelief. I didn’t really understand what the heck she was talking about. “Are you ready... read more
landscape of Tuscan hillsides and village
10/07/2015
October! Growing up on the East coast, October was always my favorite month. This seems to be true for many people, as the vibrant fall colors are so beautiful, even sometimes spectacular,... read more
10/05/2015
"BUT IT WAS MY GRANDMOTHER’S!” Just in case you think I’m immune from that refrain, today’s challenge is all about this particular story. I have a cedar chest that my mother says belonged to my... read more

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11/11/2014
Is there something that you are hiding or running from?  Take a look at the patterns you can find in your own behavior. When we see ourselves more clearly, it helps us to make the sweeping... read more
11/11/2014
Instead of complaining about old people, or criticizing them for not "acting their age," just remember that one day, if you're lucky, you'll be old, too. It's time to change the way that we, as a... read more
11/11/2014
Shift your focus to exactly what you want, instead of focusing on what's not working or what you don't like about your life. 
Try
11/11/2014
Not making the commitment is just a lazy way to get yourself off the hook. What if instead of "trying" we simply "did?"
11/11/2014
Daily gratitude exercises give you higher alertness, more enthusiasm and more energy. Kids who do gratitude thinking have more positive attitudes towards school and family. 
11/11/2014
By telling ourselves that something is "too hard," we make it too hard. Cheryl touches on the importance of the words we use with others and with ourselves.
11/11/2014
Studies show that genetically identical cells from same stem cell source turn out differently because of their environment. Who you hang out with determines what you dream about and think about.... read more
11/11/2014
Banafsheh Akhlaghi is a pioneering civil and human rights attorney, educator and social entrepreneur. She has learned through her work how decisions we make globally affect us locally. For... read more
11/11/2014
When game designer Jane McGonigal found herself bedridden and suicidal following a severe concussion, she had a fascinating idea for how to get better. She dove into the scientific research and... read more

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