Lovingkindness Meditation

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Lovingkindness meditation, also known as Metta, is one of my favorite meditation practices. I end up feeling so filled with warmth when I’m finished. I find it a perfect practice when I’m feeling hard on myself, or when I get irritated by those around me. “It is no longer about how much I can accomplish in a lifetime, but rather how much living and loving I can do each day.” –Rachel Macy Stafford I read a … Continue reading

6 Easy Ways to Help Your Kids Express Gratitude

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Do you wish your kids were a little more grateful?  Cultivating an attitude of gratitude not only in your kids, but in your family can change everything. When we focus on being grateful in our lives it’s easier to let the petty things go. It is easier to remain patient, even in trying times. Gratitude is the gift that keeps on giving. So how do you get your kids to start looking for ways to … Continue reading

101 Ways to Refuel When You’re Running On Empty

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  We work at home moms are really good at giving. We give to our work. We give to our kids. We give to our husbands or significant others. We give, give, give. Which is amazing. Things get a little hinky though, when we don’t put anything back in. Just like a car, if you just keep on driving without adding any fuel along the way, at some point your car is just gonna give up … Continue reading

7 Useful Beliefs You Can Adopt Today to Immediately Start Being Less Judgmental

7 useful ideas you can start believing today to be less judgmental. ~ ZenWahm.com

Do you find it hard to tolerate stupid people? Do you compare yourself to the other moms/bloggers/runners/dieters on Facebook only to find you’re beating yourself up or tearing them down to make yourself feel better? This is the face of judgment. Everyone is judgmental, you and even me. It’s hard not to be judgmental,  it’s built right into the fabric of our society, but there are ways to stop being judgmental. The problem with being judgmental … Continue reading

How to Love Yourself Through New Year’s Resolutions

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It went on for almost 2 hours. There was cajoling, begging, pleading, some pushing and even a little bullying, sad to say. It went a little something like this, the conversation in my head. “You said you wanted to work out.” “Yeah, I do. I want to feel sexy, and strong and healthy.” “Then let’s go.” “Yeah, but, I don’t want to be yelled at while I’m working out. I don’t want to be made to feel … Continue reading

How to Be Compassionate When You’re Ready to Lay the Smack Down

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It was the perfect storm. In-laws, being out of town, off schedule, and fruit smoothies at 9 o’clock at night. I was on edge, feeling anxious, wanting, to say no, stick to our schedule, stay with what works, and not doing it for fear of being the “bad guy”, yet again. The downward spiral began to spiral. When we finally got pajamas on… 3 hours later than it would have been at home, hopped up … Continue reading