Maria Shriver Powered by Inspiration - For Architects of Change Tue, 24 Nov 2015 14:16:22 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Thanks for the Angst? 5 Thanksgiving-Themed Tips for Finding Gratitude In Almost Anything Tue, 24 Nov 2015 14:16:22 +0000 It’s easy to be thankful for the mashed potatoes and gravy of our lives.

You know, those rich, scrumptious moments when everything is going well. But what about when it isn’t?  What about those angst-filled, up-all-night-times that make us question what it’s all about? If you’re like me, you’ve had far too many of those moments this last year.

There’s so much we can’t control in life. But we can control how we look at it. I’ve found that the most powerful way to get …

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Silence Is NOT Always Golden: Why You Need to Raise Your Voice About Alzheimer’s Tue, 24 Nov 2015 13:39:34 +0000 Alzheimer’s is a disease that steals memories. Robbing people, both old and in some cases, not so old, of entire lifetimes. Of connections to friends and family, and of recollections of the life experiences that serve to make them completely unique.

Too often, Alzheimer’s also steals our voice. The disease is not spoken of much publicly. There is a certain stigma associated with losing memories, a certain shame. Of course there shouldn’t be. It is as uncontrollable as cancer, and yet a shroud of silence …

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5 Tips for Managing Your Time (& Your Family) This Holiday Season Tue, 24 Nov 2015 12:37:27 +0000

Ok, let’s be honest: holidays can be the best and the worst of times, though most often they’re a mixture. While we are able to spend time with the people who give us the most meaning, fun and fulfillment, we also “get to” spend time with those who can do the opposite. Additionally, there are the activities that bring great fulfillment and some that don’t. Again, we tend to find ourselves squeezed between competing wishes and priorities. So, what to do? Here are five tips

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3 Easy Steps to Protect Your Mind, Body & Spirit This Fall Mon, 23 Nov 2015 19:13:12 +0000 The cold winds of change are upon us and so is cold-and-flu season.

Have you ever noticed that when the seasons change we start wishing we could change too?

While springtime and summer inspire creativity, fun and reinvention, fall and winter guide us to look inward as the days get shorter and darker.

Before we look outward about how to stay healthy this season, let’s look inward and see what might be making us sick.

[Feeling Sick? 8 Positives to Focus On]

According to Chinese …

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Quote of the Week Mon, 23 Nov 2015 19:11:32 +0000 Read more from Sargent Shriver’s Address at the American Club of Paris on June 20, 1968.…

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3 Simple & Spirited Recipes to Make Vegan Eating FUN Mon, 23 Nov 2015 12:19:22 +0000 I was raised the son of a butcher in Western Pennsylvania—cradle of the hunting and meat-eating culture. As a child, I worked in my dad’s seasonal meat-processing business, trying my hand at skinning deer, cutting meat, making sausage and even tanning hides—none of which played out so well, especially when you’re about nose level with the table. Eventually, I was relegated to the front desk where I wrote down what the hunters wanted done with their deer, and the occasional bear or elk. That was …

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I’m Thinking Out Beyond — Meet Me There? Sun, 22 Nov 2015 13:48:35 +0000 It’s been a couple of weeks now since I turned 60 years young and I’m still basking in the glow of all the love and support I received. I’m choosing to focus on that instead of what I read in the news or see on TV because those stories are only making me feel fearful, scared and powerless. So instead, I’m making a conscious effort to focus on what makes me feel strong and hopeful in my life. I know I’m lucky to be the …

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WATCH Architects of Change Conversation: Maria Shriver & Shonda Rhimes on Saying “Yes” to the World Sat, 21 Nov 2015 14:04:48 +0000 On Thursday, November 19th at a sold-out breakfast event at Mount St. Mary’s University in Los Angeles, Maria Shriver spoke with “The Queen of Primetime,” award-winning producer and writer Shonda Rhimes (creator of Gray’s Anatomy, Private Practice and Scandal, as well as executive producer of How to Get Away With Murder) and author of The New York Times bestselling book, The Year of Yes.

They talked about the ripple effect of small things we do, being a good leader, motherhood, honoring …

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A Thanksgiving Survival Guide Based on Your Personal Archetype Sat, 21 Nov 2015 13:46:24 +0000 Written by Cristina Carlino

Trick or treat? True, Halloween is over but something spooky lurks around the corner. Thanksgiving. And whether this is a holiday you wish came daily or the one that each year comes one time too many; one thing should be honored. It’s not just the turkey that’s feeling the heat – this day is filled with emotions, and as human beings we are likely marinating in them now.

Which is why Tis The Season for compassion. We are all under pressure …

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Use The Power of Positivity to Make Someone’s Day Fri, 20 Nov 2015 14:04:50 +0000 My teaching semester started with a bang and promptly knocked me on my butt. I took on too many classes and got overwhelmed fast. My need to be Superwoman (look how smart I am!), and fear around saying no, kept me from setting healthy workload limits, again.

It always takes me a few weeks to find my groove and relax into a new schedule and new students. This semester, I had a difficult time finding that groove.

Most of my fear spun around a new …

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