Maria Shriver Powered by Inspiration - For Architects of Change Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:50:35 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Thursday Recipe: Thyme & Hemp Roasted Cashews Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:50:35 +0000 At the end of last year there was a fire in our facility. Our toasted hemp seeds were literally toast. No need to freak out, we thought we had plenty of inventory to get us through. We estimated that in two months everything would be back up and running. Two months turned into three, and three into four.

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Eventually we had been without our number one selling product for six months. Out of stock. Not to mention …

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Are You Comfortable in Your Comfort Zone? Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:45:26 +0000 Either you’re comfortable or you’re not.

When you are comfortable, you’re free of anxiety. No Pain. No Trouble. No Distress.

You’re in the zone…the comfort zone. Usually you’re doing what you like. It might be gardening, writing, selling real estate or spending time with the people you love. It’s true comfort — like the weather;
a place where the temperature is just right. Not too hot. Not too cold. You’re living easy.

But — if you stay in your comfort zone, you don’t take risks. …

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Stop Being a Workaholic Right Now Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:42:43 +0000 “I’m sooo busy!” 

It’s the three-word battle cry for a generation of women who wear their busyness like a badge of honor. 

READ – “Work-Life Balance: What That Means and How To Find It”

Kids. Partners. Careers. Volunteer work. A never-ending stream of “I’d be glad to!” and “Of course!”

But this woman is saying: enough!

In this episode of Life Is Delicious TV, I lay down the law, with an extra shot of love. 

My challenge? A frenzied mom who’s so busy taking

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7 Ways You Can Manage Chronic Pain Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:30:36 +0000 When I underwent a procedure that my oral surgeon described as “just a snip,” my life changed. A longtime citizen in the land of the well, the surgery left me a deportee to the land of chronic pain.

Overnight, I became a permanent resident—me, and some 100 million other American adults. We each cope with some illness or condition that causes pain that, in turn, can affect our ability to enjoy our lives.

Despite our numbers, most of us feel alone, isolated, and stigmatized. …

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WATCH – What Does it Mean to Run #LikeAGirl? Tue, 29 Jul 2014 22:40:59 +0000 When did doing something “Like a Girl” become an insult?

In a new ad campaign, feminine product company Always aims to turn the phrase “like a girl” into a positive thing.

Read – Maria Shriver’s Latest “I’ve Been Thinking”

In the beginning of the video, women and men of all ages are asked to demonstrate what it looks like to run like a girl. The older crowd demonstrates hair flipping and waving hands, making running like a girl into an insult. The younger girls run …

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5 Foods to Boost Your mood Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:43:58 +0000 With the help of Dr. Drew Ramsey, author of the Recipe for Happiness blog and the books Fifty Shades of Kale and The Happiness Diet, we’re making eating happy simple. Here are Drew’s picks for the top five happiness-boosting foods you should add to your shopping cart on your next visit to the supermarket.

1. Kale

It’s the current darling of the nutrition scene, and it’s also one of the healthiest things you can put on your plate. Plus, this leafy green veggie can …

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The Act of Listening: Part 6 of 7 Life Essentials Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:30:19 +0000 Part 6 of 7 Essentials by Mona Therese: Listen

“We have two ears and one mouth, so we should listen more than we speak.” ― Zeno of Citium 

We are surrounded everywhere by sounds. Music plays in almost all stores and malls, we have a phone right by our side all day long, TV’s are running in the background and then beyond that the underlying sound of traffic.

We talk, talk, talk and if we were recorded for one day we would probably hear ourselves …

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If Christmas is in July, then August is New Year’s: Refocusing Your 2014 Goals Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:30:08 +0000 By June, 50% of the population who set New Year’s Resolutions have already fallen off the band wagon. Here we are approaching the middle of July. What the heck does that mean then? The Magic 8 ball says: “Outlook is not good” for those of us who set goals seven months ago.

READ — “I’ve Been Thinking” by Maria Shriver

I am here to tell you some good news though; there are still 5.5 months left in 2014. And, if Christmas is in July, then …

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5 Things That Make You Amazing … Just by Being YOU! Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:27:02 +0000 Modern life can be very demanding and in our constant struggle to pay bills, meet expectations and please more people than we disappoint, many of us can lose sight of just how incredible, miraculous and amazing we actually are.

The fact is that in the last fifty years, scientists have begun to unravel some remarkable secrets about life, the universe and how you fit into it. Next time you are feeling overwhelmed or under-appreciated, remember these five incredible facts; five reasons for you to celebrate …

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You’re Never Too Old to Dance — This Man Will Prove It! Sun, 27 Jul 2014 14:12:34 +0000 How often do you truly feel carefree?

I don’t know about you, but so often in life, I’ve found myself inhibited by fear of failing or judgement, worry of what others may think or what is expected of me.

[Read all of Maria Shriver's 'I've Been Thinking' Essays]

Then there are the questions our minds put out: What if I’m not good enough? Strong enough? Smart enough? Funny enough? YOUNG enough?This week, a video has been making the rounds that actually dances away those doubts.…

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