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Mindful Life for Parents

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Welcome to Better Than Wine, a series of short videos filled with simple solutions to help you cultivate a sense of calm throughout your day and night, with or without the wine:) Each episode covers a topic that makes our modern lives challenging,  and I offer simple tips that can be easily incorporated into your...
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How to get out of your inbox and into your life

Under the category of “Least Mindful Things You Can Do,” checking my email while on a beautiful mountain bike ride has to be at the top of my list. It was pathetic -- I would stop to catch my breath, and the next thing I knew my phone was in my hand, and I was...
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Am I a Good Parent?

The new school year is often a time of reflection as we seek to break bad habits and start fresh. Some of those habits we seek to break relate to how we parent our children. “Am I a Good Parent?” I ask myself this question a lot. Here I have written a book about parenting,...
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Last week was one of those weeks. My husband was out of town, I was sick and overwhelmed by work deadlines, the dog rolled in something that smelled awful, and my living room looked like an episode from a show about hoarders. It was my day to drive carpool, and all of the kids were...
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Whether you have younger children who meltdown by throwing tantrums or older children who meltdown by rolling their eyes and retreating to their room, you are probably making a common mistake. Maybe you give your child a time out. Maybe you even get your child to take a few deep breaths and then offer your...
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For the next four weeks, we’re publishing an article with small yet meaningful tips that will help you make this month a Mindful March for Parents.  If your to-do list is as long as mine, I bet the idea of stopping for 30 minutes to do nothing makes you feel anxious. Am I right? But...
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