You are sitting at your desk, buried under work, and you are exhausted. So you reach for a can of soda, or a leftover cupcake from the company lunch, and eat it mindlessly as you click through your email. As you get dressed the next day, you zip up your pants and think to yourself “Oh nooooo...my job is making me fat!”
It can be very difficult to support someone with a terminal illness. Here are some tips to help you help someone you love through this difficult situation.
Pleasure is often thought about as being selfish, greedy, or hedonistic. We believe in making Pleasure a Priority. Pleasure does not just happen to us - we must actively choose to cultivate pleasure in our individual lives and in our relationships. Pleasure is healthy, makes us feel happier, more alive, and gives us energy to fuel our days. We believe that being fulfilled with pleasure makes us better partners, parents, friends and coworkers.
"If the head and the body are to be well, you must begin by curing the soul." (Plato) Make no mistake about it – what we eat, drink, and otherwise ingest into our bodies has a significant effect on both our physical and mental health. The couples we have interviewed around the world who have great marriages know the importance of being healthy in BOTH a physical AND mental sense. Don’t shortchange your relationship by thinking otherwise.
Imagine your child running in the park. Can you hear the laughter and joy from just being outside in nature? How about climbing a tree and pretending it is the masthead of a ship? That is what our young grandson Ridge did last weekend. It was a complete joy to join in his fantasy. By standing on the ground and asking him to tell me what he could see through his imaginary telescope he brought me into his life. It is just one more suggestion to add to my collection of 77 Ways To Have FUN With Your Family For Free.
There's a new book out about love, sex, and relationships called The Normal Bar. It's likely to be a best seller because most of us tend to be curious about how we are doing in the bedroom. We wonder if we are normal. Do other people feel like they don't have time for sex? Do other women get easily distracted during sex? Do other people feel like they have to beg their partner for sex?"
To what lengths would you go to be happy? Would you be willing to create a diary, track your progress and chart its growth? One person has. Artistically creative and equally brilliant graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister has invested a decade in purposefully increasing happiness in his life. This work is now a work of art known as The Happy Show. Combining self research of using mediation, therapy and mind altering drugs, Sagemeister has created a work of art that embodies his personal experiences during his pursuit of happiness.
Most of us just assume that we’re buying safe food when we go to the grocery store. After all, the government protects us, right? Well….some laws are in place, but whether they’re being enforced is another story.. This just became more evident when the scientific nonprofit, USP, United States Pharmacopeial Convention, announced that new reports of fake and contaminated food products submitted to its Food Fraud
Whether you’re an on-the-go parent or part of a busy marriage, at-home workouts are a fantastic way to stay fit while attending to your hectic schedule. With the right home fitness program, you’ll generate energy and confidence that will fuel your daily life to new levels of productivity and fulfillment.
As a woman, body image issues have drifted in and out of my life for as long as I can remember. They're that little albatross I can't quite shake: Every time I squeeze into a pair of jeans or put on my swimsuit for my daughters' Saturday morning lessons, every time I turn sideways to see my reflection in a mirror or compare myself to someone beautiful. They're the questions that tumble around in my head: Am I old? Am I fat? Am I pretty? When my daughter started asking the same questions, I knew it was time to break the cycle.
What’s that you ask? Well, we’ve heard of the juice fasts, the fruit and vegetable fasts, the liquid fasts, the “I am not gonna eat any food” fasts… but in this day and age, it may be relevant to consider a technology fast. “But, I cannot LIVE without my iPhone, Galaxy, Blackberry, email, or fill in device of your choice” you cry out. Hmm… perhaps it’s not something you would consider doing during the work week as we need to be reachable for meetings, phone calls and the like. It may however be something
Holidays are a time to gather, reflect, catch up with old friends and family members, celebrate traditions, create new rituals, or get away from it all. Are you the type of person to celebrate holidays and events? Most cultures have rituals that honor seasons or important passage times in ones life. In the US we are a melting pot and many people have slowly lost their original customs over the generations. It may be that your family could not get the right items to recreate the tradition or that they consciously gav
I’m the first to admit I have some strong opinions, some of which have been wildly popular, and others absolutely not. That could be because we have been indoctrinated into a modicum of agreement on what’s polite, etiquette or even appropriate when it comes to giving unsolicited advice. Or (my suspicion is) we are simply afraid of the truth. However you look at it, the consequences for such straight talk can be stringent; tribal ostracization, social paralysis or, worse, no one likes you and you die alone.
Staying healthy is like buying toilet paper. You have to think about it. When I was in my 20′s I was constantly running out of toilet paper in my apartment. It just wasn’t on my radar to think about. Someone else had always bought the toilet paper in my life – my mom, my college dorm – and so when it came time for me to assume my own toilet paper responsibilities, I had to go through a period of learning the hard way.