Maria Shriver Powered by Inspiration - For Architects of Change Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:30:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 5 Steps to Survive a ‘Lifequake’ — Part 2 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:30:47 +0000 3. NEVER LET OTHER PEOPLE DICTATE YOUR REALITY – Grief and loss are part of life. I know a man named John James, the founder of the Grief Recovery Institute, who discovered while walking through the death of his infant son, that every bit of information he’d been given about grief was wrong. “Time heals all wounds”, “You should be over it by now”, “You have to keep busy”, “I know how you feel”, were all the things people said to him as he suffered …

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Work-Life Balance: What That Means & How to Find It Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:29:46 +0000 When I first began thinking about this topic, I found myself resisting the concept of work-life balance. The term suggests to me that one must wait until the end of his workday, week or even career to really start ‘living’. Ideally work should be so full of pleasure and meaning that it blends in beautifully with all aspects of our lives. However, it’s also a reality that many are overly absorbed in work, and, as a result, neglect other facets of life such as …

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5 Healthy Reasons to Be a “Bad Mom” Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:45:59 +0000 Being a mother is without question the hardest job any woman blessed to have children will ever undertake. There is nothing in your life that can adequately prepare you for the role. True, there are tons of parenting books and classes out there that claim to give you the tools you need to do the job or improve the job you’re doing. The reality is once your bundle of joy arrives you realize almost immediately how ill-prepared you truly are for the job.


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How Not to Be: One Trait I Hope My Daughters Don’t Learn Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:30:20 +0000 There are billions (trillions? bazillions?) of things that make up a human. That’s pretty much the deepest level of science I’m comfortable dabbling in and all I’m really trying to say is that there’s no one cell, bone, skill or personality trait that defines a person.

With that in mind though, there are plenty of traits or skills we become more well known for and some that we come to view in ourselves as strengths or weaknesses. As parents raising kids who take in everything …

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10 Quick Fixes Every Parent Should Know Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:35:22 +0000 Life as a a parent is complicated. There is no one quick fixes that can completely solve the jigsaw puzzle of our responsibilities.

But sometimes a small, simple solution to a tiny-but-nagging problem—a hack, a workaround—is exactly what we need. Eliminating the lost-keys-what’s-for-dinner-tonight-level annoyances opens up time and mental space for the Important Stuff: rest, exercise, productive work, and joyful time spent with family and friends.

Check Out — Ken Solin, “5 Tips To Help Boomer Women Be Cooler Dates”

These 10 tips will save …

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Sleep: Part 5 of 7 Life Essentials Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:13:07 +0000 Sleep: Part 5 of 7 Essentials by Mona Therese

“Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.” -Francis Bacon

Sleep is the calming and restoring tonic for our whole being. After a day at work, exciting activities, studying and playing the body needs rest.

A good nights sleep is the foundation for mental and physical well-being. While the recommended amount of sleep is 6-8 hours every night, we are all different and have different needs. There is no “Magic Number”. The Dalai Lama once said, “Sleep …

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The Things I Said on My Father’s Deathbed Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:40:02 +0000 “If I had it to do over, I would have told her everything I had ever wanted to tell her before she was gone. I wish I had shared how much she meant to me.”

Many who have experienced the sudden loss of family members or friends have pined for occasions to express love and gratitude prior to their death. If we are honest, some of us who are bearing with loved ones through chronic progressive illnesses like Dementia have hoped for an end to …

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Your Money, Your Life: An Interview with Manisha Thakor Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:30:58 +0000 In this interview with Omega, personal finance expert Manisha Thakor, founder of MoneyZen™ Wealth Management, shares what every woman needs to know about money. 

Omega: You’ve spoken in other interviews about the messages that society gives, or fails to give, to women around money. In your work, what have you noticed about the ways in which women’s relationship to money most differs from men’s? 

Manisha: Let me talk about that on two different levels. One is related back to the messaging. I have observed, and …

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Girls Learn More Than Just Skills at Rosie-the-Riveter-Inspired Summer Camp Mon, 21 Jul 2014 19:26:29 +0000 This story originally appeared on

While many kids attend a wide range of camps during the summer months, few offer the chance to learn skills that not only last a lifetime, but break gender stereotypes. At Rosie’s Girls, campers learn skills such as carpentry, welding and fire fighting, ultimately providing young girls the opportunity to learn self-confidence and courage in activities traditionally performed by men.

NBC News special anchor, Maria Shriver, stopped by the camps Santa Monica, California location to speak with …

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5 Tips to Help Boomer Generation Women Be Cooler Dates Mon, 21 Jul 2014 11:28:38 +0000 While the number of boomer males dating complaints doesn’t nearly equal the level of complaints from women, there’s still some room for improvement. I dated on and off for years and sometimes it seemed like women were tone deaf to a boomer guy’s feelings. In the interest of fairness and clarity here are 5 Tips to help boomer women be cooler dates.

ALSO – 5 Tips to Help Boomer Generation Guys Be Cooler Dates

1. Please don’t compare us to any of your previous boyfriends,

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