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Commutes – Big or Small, How To Make Them Work For Your Brain

Two true stories to frame the potential agony of commuting. The first happened about 18 years ago. Kenny and I had just moved to New York City – I was the Colorado girl trying to survive in the Big Apple. I took a job that had a 5-minute walk to a 35-minute subway ride to...
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One of the first things we teach our kids as soon as they learn to speak is to say, "Thank you." Think of the countless times you have said, "What do you say?..." to prompt your child to utter these words. But do our kids really have any idea what it means to be thankful?...
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Mindful Life mindfulness gift guide: Why not put a little mindfulness in your loved ones’ stockings this year?

It’s that time of year—gift-giving time. How is it that such a generous tradition has become a stressful buying-and-getting event? Amidst the hustle and bustle, we could all use a reminder to stop and breathe. So why not put a little mindfulness in your loved ones’ stockings this year? [Start by tweeting that!] Here are...
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One of the first things we teach our kids as soon as they learn to speak is to say, “Thank you.” Think of the countless times you have said, “what do you say?…” to prompt your child to utter these words. But do our kids really have any idea what it means to be thankful?...
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Whether we have a solid daily practice or we only remember to say thank you a few moments before we dive into a plate of mashed potatoes, most of us use our gratitude practices to focus on our personal lives. We list out that we are grateful for our children, our spouse, our loved ones, our health,...
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“Mom!” my daughter screamed from the living room. “Mom! Hurry, you need to come right away! Mom! Hurry, hurry!” I dropped the basket of wash I was carefully maneuvering through the hall, jumped over our large, sleeping dog and sprinted towards her certain there must be a broken bone or open gash in need of...
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