Taking care of yourself is one of the best things you can do for yourself. It’s easy to put yourself last on the list. You take care of your family and you prioritize work. This doesn’t leave much time for yourself.

Our bodies are like a car. They need fuel. Just like you need to fill your car up with fuel, you need to fill your body up with fuel. This starts with getting enough rest, eating nutrient rich foods and drinking plenty of water. And, don’t forget about hygiene. It’s easy to rush out of the house in the morning without a shower. This will help wake you up and have you smelling fresh. I’m sure your friends and family will appreciate this.

Taking care of yourself is not selfish. You should not feel guilty about it. It really is true, we can’t take care of anyone else unless we have taken care of ourselves. This will also help you enjoy life, a little more.

Here are 6 reasons why you should take care of yourself:

  1. You will be a better caregiver. When you don’t take care of yourself, you are at risk for burnout. This makes it difficult to take care of others and yourself. It can also make you feel jealous of friends and family, that actually care about you. It’s hard…

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Now, who doesn’t want to raise a healthy child? All of the parents I have seen, want their children to be healthy and happy. Sounds simple, or does it? When you have a child, you have a dream. You have a picture of what life will be like for you, and your family.

After a while, reality sets in. You realize, the dream has changed. You need to make sure the baby is fed, has a clean diaper and enough rest. This goes on for a while. The next thing you know, your child is running around the house.

It’s all about making sure they get to school, have good friends and get invited on play dates. You also have other responsibilities. You may have a job and the house still needs to be taken care of. And, most importantly let’s not forget about your husband. You also don’t want to forget about yourself.

Here are 7 tips for raising a healthy child:

  1. Cheer the good stuff. It’s easy to get caught up in what your child is doing wrong. I want you to catch your child doing something right. Make sure to compliment your child for it. Let your child know how much you appreciate that he shared his pencils with his brother. The more you notice the good stuff, the more it will happen.
  2. Make…

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Remember when you were a child, laughing came so easily. The average child laughs 300 to 500 times a day. While, the average adult laughs 15 times a day. What happened there? As a child you couldn’t wait to be an adult. Now, you are and life may seem a little stale.

When children laugh, they usually have a good belly laugh. Even when adults laugh, they aren’t always using their stomach muscles. Now, ask yourself when was the last time you had a good belly laugh? One where you just couldn’t stop laughing. Laughing just makes you feel good. It’s better than medicine.

Here are 3 reasons laughter is the best medicine:

  1. It helps activate and relieve your stress response. A good belly laugh fires up and then cools down your stress response. It also increases your heart rate and blood pressure. The result is a good, relaxed feeling.
  2. Stimulates many organs. Laughter stimulates your lungs, heart and muscles. It also increases the endorphins that are released to your brain. You can’t beat an endorphin high. It also enhances your intake of oxygen-rich air.
  3. Soothe tension. Laughter helps stimulate circulation and aid muscle relaxation. This can help reduce some of the physical symptoms of stress.

Laughter isn’t just a quick fix, it’s also good for the long haul. Here are 2 long-term benefits:

  1. Helps relieve pain. Laughing…

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At the beginning of a relationship, when everything is new. You can’t imagine you would ever have any kind of a challenge in your relationship. You can’t see your partner’s flaws. The relationship makes you feel wonderful.

But, eventually the honeymoon is over. You start to see your partner as a real human being. With flaws, like the rest of us. Problems are part of every relationship. The Gottman’s research has found, that 69% of problems in a relationship are unsolvable. This means, learn to understand your partner and your problems in the relationship. Nothing is as black and white as it seems.

Here are 4 of the most common relationship challenges:

  1. You will not meet all of the dreams you had for the relationship. You entered the relationship with your dreams of what love is. You thought you knew your partner’s love language. You thought your partner would always understand you and take your side. It’s alright to go into a relationship with dreams and expectations. But, I’m here to tell you they won’t all be met. This is where you need to learn to self-soothe. You can’t rely on your partner for everything and to always be able to soothe you. It’s really easy when you have been in a relationship for a while, to always want your partner to soothe you when you are…

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Summer is almost here. This means the kids will be out of school. They will be home and they will want you to find something for them to do. You have work, a husband and a house to take care of. What are you going to do with your kids?

Summer is supposed to be a happy time, a playful time. The sun is shining, the grass is green and it’s time to play. It’s time to slow down. So, why are so many people stressed out during the summer?

In our fast paced society, a lot of people don’t want to slow down. This creates stress. If you ask me, it creates a lot of unnecessary stress. You are so worried about getting ahead, that you forget to have fun. Fun is good for you. It can change your mood and your mindset. Parenting is an important job, but you don’t want to lose yourself in the process.

Here are 5 tips for parents to help reduce stress during the summer:

 

  1. Stay away from the bad news, and be a “good news” junkie. When you turn on the news it is usually bad. This will affect your mindset. You will start to questions things and have a hard time trusting. You will think negatively about the world you live in, and the world…

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