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Maria Shriver’s Sunday Paper: Take Charge of Your Life

No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk our own path. — Buddhaint Teresa of Calcutta The other day, I had a conversation with a friend of mine that gave me goosebumps. She is someone who, by all accounts, is super successful. On the outside,...

Why Parental Leave Is Crucial For A Meaningful Life 

Before crossing into parenthood, it’s impossible to understand what raising a child will be like. There are, of course, tangible changes. The things you can see. For example, if you choose to breastfeed, this becomes the central part of your day. It is, quite literally, a full time job...

Palliative Medicine Dr. BJ Miller Explains Why We Shouldn’t Fear Dying

The idea of facing death is never easy, though it's a concept we all must deal with at some point in our lives. “There is nothing wrong with you for dying,” palliative care doctor B.J. Miller and Shoshana Berger write in their new book, A Beginner’s Guide to the End: Practical Ad...

3 Opportunities to Act Our Way Into Right Thinking

Growing up in Wisconsin, there was snow on the ground for half of the year, and many of my earliest memories revolve around winter activities, such as ice skating and sledding. We would flock to Iverson Park in particular after the first “sticky” snowfall in October with our sleds. When ...

Recipe: Breakfast Bread

This Week's Conversation Starter: What do you need in your life that you haven't taken the steps or had the courage to ask for? Recipe:  Serves 4 This bread is a classic combination of flavors packed in a slightly more utilitarian form and is perfect for any meal of the day or as an a...

Express Your Gratitude On National Parents Day

National Parents’ Day was established in 1994 with the intent to recognize, uplift and support the role of parents. On this day, we are encouraged to spend time with our parents or visit with someone that has been a parent to us. One of the positive elements about social media is that we a...

Singer Janiva Magness Reveals the Trauma of Her Childhood

In her memoir, Weeds Like Us, Grammy-nominated blues and soul singer Janiva Magness chronicles her rise to fame, from her traumatic childhood, in which both her alcoholic parents passed away by suicide, to growing up in foster homes to becoming pregnant when she was 16. In the excerpt below...

Maria Shriver’s Sunday Paper: Where Do You Belong?

If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other. — Saint Teresa of Calcutta I’ve been thinking a lot this week about the phrase “go back to where you came from.” Those were the words our president uttered last week, and after he said them, I ...

How to Successfully Survive Mercury Retrograde

How many times have you blamed your life’s problems on Mercury Retrograde? I know I certainly have. Everything in my life becomes magnified. I mean really exaggerated. Almost out of control. So much so that it’s hard to get out of bed and put one foot in front of the other. But that...

Recipe: Burnt Carrots

This Week's Conversation Starter: Discuss the importance of belonging in your own lives, and give examples of how you can help others, who may seem left out, to feel included. Recipe:  Serves 4 Roasting at a very high heat, these carrots become soft on the inside and crunchyon the e...