Gretchen Stelter


Articles by Gretchen Stelter

Meditation Made Easier

Learn why observing your thoughts, instead of controlling them, leads to a more positive and natural meditation practice.

In a world of constant distractions from pocket-sized technology to the twenty-four-hour news cycle, it’s remarkable how meditation has begun to “trend” in a culture that never seems to slow down. But trends can become overwhelming, and meditation trends are no exception. You can download meditation apps, wear tech that helps you meditate and achieve certain […]

How to Get Along with Your Ex’s New Girlfriend for the Sake of Your Kids

Are you feeling like you're stuck in an episode of "The Ex-Files?" Here are 5 tips for dealing with the new woman in your ex's life.

Parenting can be incredibly hard. Parenting after a split can be even harder. Parenting when your kids’ father suddenly gets serious with another woman … well, that’s a situation that can easily diminish into chaos. Is it even possible to play nice with your ex’s new significant other or, at the very least, co-parent with […]

How Alcohol Affects Women & Why Cutting Back for the Holidays May Be a Good Idea

Here's to your health!

According to a recent study published by JAMA Psychiatry, alcohol consumption is on the rise, but so is the prevalence of Dry January followers and teetotalers participating in wellness trends such as the Whole30 diet. Women, in particular, have a complex relationship with alcohol, and the holidays can bring this to the fore. Below are some facts […]

Books that Bring Us Joy: October 2017

BBL's roundup of this month's must-read wellness books.

The month of October embodies many things: it’s the first full month of fall; it officially kicks off the holiday season; and, of course, it’s the time when we indulge in all things pumpkin spice. But did you know that October is also National Arts & Humanities Month (NAHM)? The term arts and humanities encompasses […]

4 Things Women Have to Look Forward to As They Get Older

Everyone knows that with age comes wisdom but did you know that other benefits come with aging? Here are a few advantages that will stop the anxiety and help you embrace growing older.

Despite the fact that society often focuses on wunderkind and “the beauty of youth,” there are countless examples of women coming into their own as they gain more experience and wisdom—meaning as they (gasp!) age.

Hip to the Pain

How body alignment and movement can help you live a pain-free life.

As I read this in Miranda Esmonde-White’s book, Forever Painless, she could have been reciting my own medical history to me. After an injury that occurred due to an active lifestyle of running, yoga, and aerial dance and then a stubborn desire to not get treatment for the injury, I ended up completely out of alignment and in need of surgery to repair the problem.

I Do…But Maybe Not Like You Did

A lesson in how marriage has evolved.

You may have heard about the demise of marriage in America. Maybe you were reading a newspaper or magazine article that outlined the reasons why. Perhaps you watched a lot of Sex and the City and are pretty sure things have gone downhill since. Possibly you’ve read about divorce rates. It’s even conceivable you were […]

Why You Should Make Donald Driver Your Personal Trainer

Getting fit with an ex-NFL Player (and Dancing With the Stars alum) + a workout and recipe from Driver's new book, The 3D Body Revolution.

The idea of taking workout and nutrition advice from an ex-NFL player may feel a bit intimidating. After all, I can’t imagine myself doing a tire run or getting slammed by someone twice my size—or someone of any size, for that matter. But healthy advice from someone who danced one hell of a tango and […]

5 Lessons I Learned from Traveling with My Cat

Lessons on keeping your zen in unfamiliar situations and places.

Travel tips abound on the Internet, but unless you’ve never traveled or are just not a planner, you probably don’t need to be told, yet again, how to organize your outfits and that you should pack extra underwear. That being said, it never hurts to look at something from an entirely new perspective, which is […]

Books that Bring Us Joy: August 2017

BBL's roundup of this month's must-read wellness books.

August is a month that either gets a lot of love or a lot of ire. It’s the last month of summer, which means some revel in its lazy days, while others see it as the inevitable end to fun, sun, and freedom. Whatever your stance, August is a great month to take a journey. […]
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