Tag: health

The Life-Changing Magic of Getting Enough Sleep

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Y'all, I am not that into sleep. If you gave me eight hours of uninterrupted spare time, I would rather spend it reading, exercising, going...

Minding Your Mindfulness: How to Help Your Kids Use This Practice

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“Mindfulness” is definitely on the regular rotation of things we ought to be doing these days. Being mindful can seem like a daunting task though....

What is Emotional Poverty?

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The human brain is so amazing. The more we learn about it, the more we know we don’t know. I find brain-based research fascinating. I...

Extended Breastfeeding, Part II: I Just Weaned My 3-Year-Old

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This is part two of a series about extended breastfeeding. To read part one, click here. Growing up, I had very little exposure to breastfeeding....

Incorporating the Power of Mindful Meditation Into Your Daily Life

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Our busy, complicated lives sometimes bring a wave of negative emotions: sadness, jealousy, depression, grief, anger, confusion, anxiety, and stress. It is all too...

How To Embrace Hygge During This Pandemic Winter

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‘Hygge is about enjoying the simple pleasures in life and can be achieved on a shoestring budget’, Meik Wiking           Hygge. The concept everyone needs during...

6 Breathing Techniques for Stress Relief and Emotional Grounding

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Military life + mom life + pandemic + protesting + whatever else you are dealing with = one big ball of anxiety! When my mind...

What Will We Remember When the Monotony Is Over?

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It's fitting that this year 2020 is the same number, repeated in a pattern. Two-oh-two-oh. Twenty-twenty. For many of us, this has been the rule...

Friday Favorites – Suzanne’s Favorite Ways to Use Peppermint Oil

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Welcome to our newest series. In "Friday Favorites," our team will share a handful of favorite items. These can range from clothes to beauty...

When You Need Help, You Have to Holler

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A year ago I caught my two youngest using their bare hands to slap, scoop, and stir the water in the toilet bowl. The...

For Those They Leave Behind: The Trauma of Suicide and the...

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Sensitive material: The following piece contains details of suicide. The author shares this account to help bring awareness to suicide and its victims, including...

3 Steps for Teaching Children Emotional Resilience

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I believe that teaching emotional resilience is crucial to raising young children into successful adults. Kids in the military need an extra layer of...