How Do You Nurture Yourself Once the Kids Have Gone?

How Do You Nurture Yourself Once the Kids Have Gone? In a previous post, “Can the Nest Be Empty if We’re Still in It?”, I described my theory on the so-called ‘empty nest.’ That is, that I don’t believe the nest is actually empty when our only or youngest child leaves...

Can the Nest Be Empty if We’re Still in It?

Can the Nest Be Empty if We’re Still in It? Like thousands of parents across the country, I recently dropped my youngest child at college. On one hand, I was dreading the day—the end of a nearly 25-year phase of raising children under our roof. On the other, I...

How Savoring Will Save You from Missing Out

How Savoring Will Save You from Missing Out  When I was in college, my roommates used to make fun of me for my ability to multitask. On one particular day, I literally sat on an exercise bike, pedaling to burn calories, while studying from a textbook and listening to...

How Dogs Drive Emotional Wellbeing

How Dogs Drive Emotional Wellbeing    A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself.   –Josh Billings It is said that dogs are a (wo)man’s best friend. The logic behind this sentiment is an obvious one to most dog owners—they are...

At a Yoga Retreat in India: Beach Walks, Body Treatments and Healing

At a Yoga Retreat in India: Beach Walks, Body Treatments and Healing Motoring along the mouth of the Aghanashini River, our torsos stuffed inside bulky, bright-orange life jackets, we passed a fishing village and a patch of sandy shoreline called Paradise beach....