Gretchen Stelter

Articles by Gretchen Stelter

Getting Centered! It’s As Simple As This

Enjoy your experiences more and add extra meaning to your life with a little help from this mindfulness journal.

As Friedrich Nietzsche said, and as is quoted in the mindfulness journal Do One Thing Every Day That Centers You, “A thought, even a possibility, can shatter us and transform us.” When we are trying to transform ourselves, sometimes it’s the simple things that can be the most helpful.

Books That Bring Us Joy: July 2017

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

July is filled with some hilarious and quirky holidays, so we thought we’d celebrate some of our favorite July reads in conjunction with the holidays that complement them. Read on to find five new great reads for personal growth available in July.

How to Approach the Topic of Living Apart Together (LAT) with Your Partner

Here are a few suggestions on how to prepare.

LAT is becoming more prevalent in the United States, but it’s certainly not new. It’s a choice that appeals to those who want to maintain independence (socially and financially), family boundaries, and their own homes. It’s becoming a more common choice for older adults—who may have children and their own homes before the relationship begins—but younger people are also embracing it.

Books That Bring Us Joy: BBL’s Best Books of June 2017

A roundup of this month's favorites.

June—that first month we finally get to call summer—is named for the goddess Juno, the queen of the Roman gods and protector of women. It's also considered a time to celebrate light and consciousness, making it the perfect month to focus on strong, brilliant, out-of-the-box thinking women and the books they authored for self-improvement, self-acceptance, and perhaps a little self-indulgence. It just seems fitting to kick off this season celebrating writers, creators, and experts who are goddesses in their own right. Here are our top 5 wellness books for the month of June, and they are all penned by women (goddesses). Enjoy!

Summer Yoga Trends

What to Try, What to Research, and What to Avoid

For yoga purists, there are plenty of classes out there to practice pranayama and asana. For everyone else, well, there are a lot of new choices out there. This summer, some older yoga fads are holding steady while some are popping up anew. So if you’re the type of person who can get on board with a remix, here’s what’s worth a second look, what’s worth dropping in on, and what you can probably skip.

Go With Your Gut

What our waste says about our overall health.

One great way to gauge our wellness is by listening to our guts, which also means looking at the product of that area. Yes, I’m talking about poop.
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