My daughter Delilah is six and since starting Kindergarten she has come home almost every day with another bruise, bump or scrape. This makes me quietly happy and tremendously proud.
The substantial effort and work that are required for us to demonstrate a real influence in our environment is extremely worthwhile, as it is guaranteed to produce not only real life improvements but psychological and emotional payoffs that are just as valuable and even longer lasting.
We have the opportunity right now to grab the second half of our lives and reinvent ourselves should we choose to do so. We can face changes in midlife either with a heavy heart and resentment or embrace this new phase in life with excitement.
During the emotional reunion of Jacob and Joseph, only one of them hugs the other initially. What is the other one doing, and why?
The Dark Net and the sites that sale illegal drugs are hard to shut down. When one site is shut down then another site appears within a matter of days. Parents have to be vigorous in preventing teens from accessing these sites. Here are some helpful tips to prevent teens from accessing and obtaining drugs from the Dark Net.
The first step in finding your life passion is learning as much as possible about yourself. It's useful to take a personality assessment and skills inventory, as this information will give you a general understanding about your traits and aptitudes.
That is what dressing up has become to me: a source of power. So yes, I am that girl in a skirt, blouse and blazer, complete with accessories, trudging up the hills of my university to class at 9:00 a.m. I do not just get dressed up for special occasions, or when I have my internship on a class day. I get dressed up every day, rain or shine.
As you go online to nab gifts for your loved ones (and maybe pick up something for yourself as well), here are a couple of common diversions and deceptions to watch for and navigate away from.
What happens when your worst critic is you? What happens when you carry that kind of judgment around inside of you? For most of us, we don't need to wait until family gatherings to hear this kind of criticism. We have it on repeat in our minds.
So often we cause ourselves unnecessary distress because of the way we interpret what others have said or done. We may become anxious, sad, angry, resentful, or insecure because of someone else's words or actions, or even their silence and inaction.
It's been said that women don't raise their hand enough for something they're not absolutely sure they can do. Our champions are people who know us. And our champions are awesome because they tell people how great we are, for us. If you're not going to do it, well, you better get out there and find someone who will.
I have been thinking a great deal about what it takes for athletes to achieve what I consider to be an essential goal in all of their efforts. In doing so, I have come up with my Three Steps to Sports Success.
I've learned that it's not about how the guy needs to fit into my plans, but rather how we can create a future together.
Body image is a psychological issue that needs to be addressed, not avoided. Men, understand that your manhood is not wavering because of your body image. Stop hiding behind your machismo and remember, it takes strength to be vulnerable.
"Goodness" can be infectious. We keep hearing about an epidemic of cyberbullying (actually there isn't one), but we'd much rather be talking about an epidemic of kindness because that's exactly what is happening right now.
I could put on makeup and do my hair, but I had no concept of what it looked like. I also could not see the scale, so I never got on it. What I never expected was that I would feel more beautiful than I ever had -- at that point of almost total blindness.