Joyful Communication

What would it be like to share only happiness with every text, email and word we spoke? The Buddhist practice of "Right Speech" offers some useful insight.

“I am committed to cultivating loving speech and deep listening in order to bring joy and happiness to others and relieve them of their suffering.” This beautiful intention is one of the Buddhist Mindfulness Trainings and refers to something the Buddha called “Right Speech” – communicating in an honest, kind and calm way. It is […]

Let Your Inner Guide Be Your Pilot

Spirit Junkie by renowned spiritual teacher and speaker, Gabby Bernstein, shows mindful millennials how happiness can be as simple as listening to your inner voice.

In her twenties, Gabrielle Bernstein found herself in a situation familiar to many young women. Her job left her feeling exhausted, she had unhealthy eating habits, she craved relationships in order to feel worthy, and she partied and indulged in alcohol and drugs to avoid the anxiety and pain associated with the previously mentioned issues. […]

The Quintessential Winter Stew

Brought to you with fewer calories, by The Fast Metabolism Diet Cookbook.

I love the winter months just as equally as I do summer and for all the most cliché reasons. Skiing, fresh snowfall, cozy coats and gloves, and cuddly nights by the fireplace are all the most enjoyable elements of winter. However, every part of me misses those effortless dinners on the grill while enjoying the […]

How to Improve Your Marriage Without Talking About It

It’s a simple phrase: “We need to talk.” Why does it fill so many men with dread?

Imagine this scenario: a couple hits a rough spot in their marriage. “We need to talk about our relationship,” the woman tells her husband one morning. Does he look up from reading the paper, stride across the room, take her in his arms, and exclaim how thrilled he is at the opportunity to hash it […]

Demystifying the Differences Between the Female and Male Brains

How female and male brains develop differently and what that means for behavior.

Recently, I was with a dear friend and her three-year-old son, and we were discussing her little boy, who, though very sweet and well mannered, wasn’t attaching to me the way I wanted. “Well, boys never bond with me as much,” I said to my friend as I talked about the nearly instant bond I […]

Why “True Weight” Isn’t the Number You Were at Twenty (and why that’s ok)

Discoveries I made about my weight and myself with the Dukan Diet’s "True Weight" calculator.

We all have that one pair of jeans. They sit at the bottom of the drawer, under all the other jeans that circulate through your weekly wear. They’re likely 2-3 sizes smaller than your current size, and they were at one time your favorite, most-flattering, maybe even lucky jeans. I know, because I have them […]

The Dukan Diet: An Adventure in Croatian Cuisine?

Love Mediterranean food but afraid it will derail your diet? Learn how Croatian meals support the principles of the ever so popular Dukan Diet.

Croatians love meat and it is quite literally the center of every meal. Having now been a part of my husband’s Croatian family and this meat-centric way of eating for over ten years, I was happy to see that Dr. Pierre Dukan’s diet plan supports many of the key principals that Croatians have unapologetically embraced […]

A Tribute to Besties

Reflecting on the unconditional love shared between the other kind of soul mates—best friends.

The older I get, the better I understand the importance of a best friend—or three. Besties are more than just good friends; they are the people who know you better than you know yourself. They’re your refuge when everything else feels like it’s going to hell. And while they take time to cultivate, in many […]

3 Strategies to Help Your Shy Kid Get Over Their Social Anxiety

Social anxiety is manageable, and your child can learn how to become as confident as they should be through these three practical steps.

Most of us have felt shy before. Maybe we’re about to walk onstage in front of an audience, or maybe we’re entering a party where we don’t know many people. But for some kids, social anxiety can be almost debilitating. When it comes to talking to people, they freeze up and feel utterly self-conscious, as […]

How to Fully Forgive Someone & Move On for Your Own Good

Waiting for an apology from an offender? Don't waste your time. True healing from forgiveness starts from within. It may not be easy, but the spiritual benefits make it well worth the effort.

Sticks and stones may be the things that break your bones, but words and actions can still cut, which is why saying you forgive someone for something they’ve done to hurt you is much easier than actually doing it. Nevertheless, it is important that we embrace healing in the form of forgiveness. When we permit […]
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