Keep Holiday Stress to a Minimum: Learn to Say No

Before your holiday stress levels start to rise, learn these 4 simple tactics for saying no to unnecessary obligations.   For many of us, the holidays were magical in childhood, carefree times to be savored. But then we grew into hordes of harried adults, falling victim to...

How to practice mindfulness exercises

    Mindfulness is a type of meditation where you focus on being intensely aware of what you’re sensing and feeling in the moment, without interpretation or judgment.     Mindfulness is a type of meditation in which you focus on being intensely aware of what you’re sensing and feeling...

5 Reasons Why Gratitude Is Good For Your Health

Gratitude: An intentional appreciation of what and who you have; an acceptance and explicit acknowledgment of what life brings you.   That’s how I define gratitude, one of the 10 words I believe everyone should live by.   We're knee-deep in the season of gratitude. Thanksgiving, in fact, could...

5 steps to changing your mindset about failure

Your ability to bounce back from failure depends on your mindset. Here are the steps you can take to change how you look at things and in turn how you deal with life’s inevitable setbacks.     We’ve all heard the stories of huge entrepreneurial successes being born...

3 Self-Care Rituals for a Stronger-Than-Ever Immune System

Photo: Christine Hewitt     In a dream world, we’d kill it at our jobs, constantly offer love and support to our friends and family, pursue what makes us happy, and never once get sick in the process. In reality, our bodies don’t always let us work that...

Too Hard On Yourself? Why A Little Self-Compassion Can Take You A Long Way

You’re such an idiot.   Everyone’s got it figured out…but you.   You’re a lousy presenter/parent/partner/person/(fill in the blank)   If you’ve ever heard a little voice inside your head pointing out your every mistake, critiquing your every move, berating you each time you didn’t nail it or fell short of...