Maria Shriver http://mariashriver.com Powered by Inspiration - For Architects of Change Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:50:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 New Tools to Help You Forgive For Goodhttp://mariashriver.com/blog/2014/10/new-tools-to-forgive-for-good-rosemary-morris/ http://mariashriver.com/blog/2014/10/new-tools-to-forgive-for-good-rosemary-morris/#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:50:36 +0000 http://mariashriver.com/?p=11878 What keeps us hanging onto our anger, guilt or resentment?  Sometimes we think we forgive, we want to forgive, but we find that the bad feelings linger as our minds revisit that person or situation again and again.

Of course we know that it is good for us to let go and forgive so that we are free of these negative feelings. Hanging onto old hurts and resentments keeps us from living fully. According to Mayo Clinic’s article, Forgiveness: Letting go of Grudges and Bitterness

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The Pump: A Nursing Mother’s “Breast Friend”?http://mariashriver.com/blog/2014/10/the-pump-a-nursing-mothers-breast-friend-rachael-connelly/ http://mariashriver.com/blog/2014/10/the-pump-a-nursing-mothers-breast-friend-rachael-connelly/#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:50:09 +0000 http://mariashriver.com/?p=11972 On my son’s first birthday, I ate cake and enjoyed a backyard barbeque on the surface, but secretly reflected upon the year I spent half-naked. My nipples have probably logged more public peeks than a “Girls Gone Wild” starlet. My once-modest outlook is now indifferent to upper body frontal nudity. My breasts no longer represent my femininity, but instead a very important function: milk production.

The decision to breastfeed was one that changed my life, fostered an irreplaceable bond with my son and initiated me …

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7 Spiritual Lessons I Learned From One of the Most Dangerous Places on Earthhttp://mariashriver.com/blog/2014/10/7-spiritual-lessons-i-learned-from-one-of-the-most-dangerous-places-on-earth-gregory-jordan/ http://mariashriver.com/blog/2014/10/7-spiritual-lessons-i-learned-from-one-of-the-most-dangerous-places-on-earth-gregory-jordan/#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:50:33 +0000 http://mariashriver.com/?p=12202 1. Women know a lot about building(s).

In an interview with the Catholic News Service in January 2013, Father Wojciech Giertych, then the theologian of the papal household under Pope Benedict XVI, listed several of the usual theological and ecclesiastical reasons for not allowing women to become priests. But he seemed to break new ground in one.

“Although the social and administrative aspects of church life are hardly off-limits to women,” Father Giertych said, “priests love the church in a characteristically ‘male way’ when …

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‘I’ll Be Me’: The Indomitable Human Spirit of Glen Campbellhttp://mariashriver.com/blog/2014/10/ill-be-me-the-indomitable-human-spirit-of-glen-campbell-dr-daniel-c-potts/ http://mariashriver.com/blog/2014/10/ill-be-me-the-indomitable-human-spirit-of-glen-campbell-dr-daniel-c-potts/#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:50:13 +0000 http://mariashriver.com/?p=12089 A review of the film “Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me.” The film will screen in select cities across the US beginning October 24th. For information on screening dates and tickets in your area click here.

Glen Campbell learned to carry a song well, passing his gift along to us. Thanks to his family and friends, not even the muting scourge of Alzheimer’s disease can take the tune away.

Campbell was diagnosed in 2011 while recording his final album, “Ghost on the Canvas.” …

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8 Business Tips That Will Also Make You Happyhttp://mariashriver.com/blog/2014/10/8-business-tips-that-also-make-you-happy-simone-milasas/ http://mariashriver.com/blog/2014/10/8-business-tips-that-also-make-you-happy-simone-milasas/#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:45:17 +0000 http://mariashriver.com/?p=11844 Most people think I’m crazy. Not because I demonstrate any weird traits or behaviors but because I am so happy to be doing, talking or writing about business. They wonder what drugs I’m on or if I’m actually sane.

It always amazes me that business is so serious and you can count the cut and dry business blogs and articles in the millions (not so many on here though!). To me business was never like this and it doesn’t have to be for you either. …

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Communication 101: The Art of the Family Meetinghttp://mariashriver.com/blog/2014/10/communication-101-the-art-of-the-family-meeting-divorced-moms/ http://mariashriver.com/blog/2014/10/communication-101-the-art-of-the-family-meeting-divorced-moms/#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:50:56 +0000 http://mariashriver.com/?p=12108 All blended families encounter communication issues at one time or another. Given that communication is a hallmark of all successful relationships, a breakdown in this sensitive area can prove detrimental to ensuring familial well-being. Listening, brainstorming and problem-solving are all components of the family meeting. By engaging in a family meeting and teaching this problem-solving process, you not only seek to solve your family’s issues but you provide your children with tools for the complicated adult world awaiting them. A fortunate by-product is teaching mutual …

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Calories Don’t Matter; Here’s Whyhttp://mariashriver.com/blog/2014/10/calories-dont-matter-dr-mark-hyman/ http://mariashriver.com/blog/2014/10/calories-dont-matter-dr-mark-hyman/#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:50:17 +0000 http://mariashriver.com/?p=11781 The vast majority of conventional nutritionists and doctors have it mostly wrong when it comes to weight loss. Let’s face it: If their advice were good and doable, we would all be thin and healthy by now. But as a general rule, it’s not. And the mainstream media messages often confuse things even more. It is based on many “food lies”.

And the biggest lie of them all is this: All calories are created equal.

Is this really true? Not really. Let us explore why.

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6 Ways to Discover the Bliss of Ignorancehttp://mariashriver.com/blog/2014/10/6-ways-to-discover-the-bliss-of-ignorance-kim-forrester/ http://mariashriver.com/blog/2014/10/6-ways-to-discover-the-bliss-of-ignorance-kim-forrester/#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:46:19 +0000 http://mariashriver.com/?p=11631 There is no doubt that for millennia, parents (like myself) have struggled with teenagers who think they know it all. What is also historically evident is that these teenagers grow up and come to the realization that Mum and Dad were right all along.

The sad truth is that most teens are lovable yet immature, self-proclaimed geniuses who are completely unaware of how little they actually know. What is most unfortunate is that this attitude is not just confined to human teenagers. Indeed, it aptly …

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Down Syndrome Awareness Month: 5 Ways You Can Join The Revolutionhttp://mariashriver.com/blog/2014/10/down-syndrome-awareness-month-5-ways-to-to-join-the-revolution-amy-wright/ http://mariashriver.com/blog/2014/10/down-syndrome-awareness-month-5-ways-to-to-join-the-revolution-amy-wright/#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:50:15 +0000 http://mariashriver.com/?p=12098 It’s Down Syndrome Awareness Month – a chance to celebrate the lives of people with Down syndrome! This is particularly important to us as our two youngest, Beau and Bitty, have an extra copy of the 21st chromosome. We like to say we won the lottery twice!

Our son, Beau (age 10), has already accomplished things that most typically developing people dream of, but never do. He’s sung with a symphony orchestra, competed in the Special Olympics and was even a featured actor in a …

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#PrivateViolence: What Empowerment Means To and For Battered Womenhttp://mariashriver.com/blog/2014/10/empowerment-what-that-means-for-and-to-battered-women-kit-gruelle/ http://mariashriver.com/blog/2014/10/empowerment-what-that-means-for-and-to-battered-women-kit-gruelle/#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 20:29:51 +0000 http://mariashriver.com/?p=12170 Thoughts on the word EMPOWERMENT and what that means for and to battered women.

When a battered woman picks up the phone to ask for help, it is a sign of strength on the one hand and desperation on the other. She has tried everything she can think of and now needs help from someone on “the outside.” It is what many of us, as advocates, refer to as “the Golden Moment.” It is at THAT MOMENT that she will know if she has made …

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