Looking for physical health, happiness and well-being?

By | October 16th, 2017|Categories: Exercise, Family, Health, Life, Lifestyle, Mindfulness, Nature, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Samantha is a very busy single mother of 3 young kids. She works part-time, and barely has time to work out. She claims to eat healthy, although she is so stressed and frazzled, and looks like she is going to crack at any moment. If meditation is suggested to her, she will give a look of [...]

What’s holding you back from experiencing peace of mind?

By | September 11th, 2017|Categories: Family, Life, Lifestyle, Mindfulness|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

It’s happened to all of us…a bad travel experience! My daughter, Julia, had a very bad one. Everything that could have possibly went wrong, did. Her flights were late. She had a 24 hour layover in Miami and was forced to sleep in the airport security because she was travelling alone and under 18. She lost [...]

Dare to be You! 4 Ways to Embrace Yourself

By | August 24th, 2017|Categories: Domestic Abuse Empowerment, DomesticAbuse, Family, Life, Lifestyle, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Carol was a tomboy growing up, playing on the trees and always loved to play baseball. She had a happy childhood surrounded by loads of friend and family. Her father could have an explosive temper, but that wasn't uncommon for his generation. Carol perceived her her mother as weak because she would remain quiet when he had his [...]

Are You Raising a Successful Kid?

By | July 24th, 2017|Categories: Family, Lifestyle, Mindfulness, Spiritual, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Julie Lythcott-Haims, former Dean of Freshman at Stanford, and author of the highly recommended book, How to Raise an Adult, delivered a brilliant Ted Talk entitled How to Raise Successful Kids. Lythcott-Haims states that in order to be successful, our children must develop self-efficacy, which is when one sees that ones own actions lead to outcomes. In [...]

Here’s How Validation Saves Relationships…

By | July 20th, 2017|Categories: Family, Lifestyle, Mindfulness, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Confession: I have been watching Rachel Lindsay's season of the Bachelorette, but this post isn't about her, despite that I find her to be strong and empathetic. I am writing about the heartbreaking scene on this past week's Hometown dates on the Bachelorette between   Dean and his kundalini yogi Sikh father named Paramrup in Aspen [...]

Why Could Making Your Bed be the most important act you can do each morning?

By | July 10th, 2017|Categories: Family, Lifestyle, Mindfulness, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By now, you’ve probably heard Admiral William McRaven’s commencement speech at the University of Texas https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxBQLFLei70 . What I appreciated most about this brilliant speech is the wisdom learned from doing a small act each morning, like making a bed. Every morning in seal training, the instructors would inspect the trainees’ beds. The beds would have [...]

Finding Peace in Chaos..here’s how!

By | May 15th, 2017|Categories: Domestic Abuse Empowerment, Family, Life, Mindfulness, Spiritual, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I had one of those unavoidable, beyond nasty divorces that commenced in January 2004 and felt like I was in a constant war zone during and for the 4 years after my marriage. My ex was committed to taking my children away from me, and I had to protect them. That meant I had to be strong [...]

Turn a bad day around by taking this step

By | April 26th, 2017|Categories: Family, Lifestyle, Mindfulness, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

First my car battery died and of course it had to be on the chilly evening that I was picking up my already stressed daughter early from her PSAT Prep course because she had an exam the following day. If it didn't get worse, our head of operations from my company, JOOS, called in a panic [...]

Shattering the Victim Within Us

By | April 3rd, 2017|Categories: Family, Life, Lifestyle, Mindfulness, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In the movie Philomina, Judy Dench plays the riveting role about an Irish mother who has a son born out of wedlock who was forcibly taken away from her by nuns and sold to an American couple for adoption. Philomina, a deeply devout Catholic, lives in shame of the birth for 50 years, but finally she can not [...]

Learning a Key Lesson from this European Woman Who Set Herself Apart

By | March 31st, 2017|Categories: Family, Life, Mindfulness, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I met Mela through her son, Relja, who I befriended when he attended my high school during his Junior Year. While we wore the typical American casual clothes, Rela would wear slacks and tweed blazers. Each time I saw him walking through the halls, he was always alone.   One day I saw him in the library [...]