By Carolyn Mahboubi
My blog, “Don’t Be a Selfless Giver”, elicited more questions than answers from my readers. Every day, I receive more emails asking me to dig deeper into the distinctions I identified. The questions run the gamut from, “How do I know if I’m a Matcher or a Giver?”, to “How can I be sure that I’m a Fierce, and not a Selfless Giver?”.
If you’re someone who loves scientific data and evidence, pick up Adam Grant’s brilliant book, “Give and Take”, where he masterfully parses the qualities inherent to each tendency. My clients and readers generally look to me as the person who takes in all the information and distills it into a form that is (I hope) useful to them. I invite you to keep that in mind as you continue to read.
By Galite Shafer
2020 is behind us! Although, we have a few more challenging months ahead, there is a glimmery light at the end of the pandemic tunnel and now is a great time to make some healthy changes to improve your 2020 weight gain, immunity and whole body health. Here are some key suggestions but please note that if you have any underlying health conditions, please seek your doctor’s counsel before making dietary changes.
Mom, pharmacist and healthy living expert Dr. Lisa Leslie-Williams explains how she helps her own family stay healthier this time of year.
By Dr. Lisa Leslie-Williams
Moms, you can’t supervise your kids 24/7. That includes monitoring what they swallow, touch and breathe. Because I’m juggling a busy career with being a homeschooling mom, I’ve been teaching my kids how to stay well. They are learning that it’s easier to be proactive rather than reactive.
Now that it’s cold and cough season and we’re all headed indoors, I’m sharing some tips for empowering other families to take control over their immune health. There are many things we can be doing year round to support our immune health, not just during winter.
Wear what makes you feel and look good. If you want an instant fix to look sleeker under your clothes, shapewear is the answer. The perfect piece of shapewear will smooth your silhouette, while enhancing the curves of your natural shape and no one will know except you! The best part is that it’s machine washable, stretch to fit, comfortable and gives your butt an instant lift. It’s a natural shape enhancer under any garment. I love wearing it with my jeans because it is a natural booty booster. With my busy schedule, I love that it comes with a cool mesh bag that I can easily throw in the washing machine and great for travel.
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By Ellie Tabibian
During turbulent times of intense disruptions many of us suddenly step back and take stock of our lives. What do I want to do instead? How do I make my mark in the world? This is the time to reflect and maybe pivot a little. Or a lot. And it’s a time to find like-minded people to share our passions and our dreams. I can relate.
Having repurposed my career and coached 100s of stuck moms and professionals, one fact remains the same. We need to find our tribe with people who share a strong connection with us. We need to matter when we contribute.
Not sure where to begin?
That’s easy to fix. There are assessments to help you find your tribe of people who share your interests. This is the first step to point you in the right direction. But don’t stop there.
Take a moment to understand what drives you. Thinking about any typical day this week. What peak moments brought a smile to your face or created joy for others? In that moment, were you thinking, achieving, influencing someone, or building relationships? Maybe you lost track of time and it fulfilled a value important to you. It felt easy, natural. It felt like…you. And you mattered.
Food Monsters is a new game to teach your families how to make healthy food choices.
By Alex Trivas
Consider this list of pleas —
But, Dad, it’s the third grade winter performance.
It’s the third grade spring performance.
It’s Aunt Michelle’s anniversary dinner.
It’s the town parade and who can miss Freddie and his “famous” funnel cake.
It’s the first day of school ice cream sundae day.
It’s the last day of school ice cream sundae day.
It’s the 100th day of school. Blue -dyed cookies shaped like ones and zeroes. Why not?
It’s pancake day at school two days before Thanksgiving. (That makes sense. And by the way pancakes and muffins are just euphemisms for cake)
Go Campaign delivers local solutions to communities around the world.
By Gina Katz
Since 2006, GO Campaign has directly improved the lives of over 160,000 vulnerable children around the world by partnering with 166 pioneering Local Heroes, delivering local solutions to communities in 37 countries. GO Campaign shines a light on grassroots programs and has funded over 430 projects, giving children access to education, medical care, shelter, food, clean water and a fair chance in life.
GO identifies, carefully vets, then listens to Local Heroes around the world who are advocating for change to help vulnerable children in their communities thrive, because they know better than anyone what they need. (more…)
By Lauren Rashap
FOR THE MASHED SWEET POTATO LAYER:
- 3 1/2 lbs sweet potatoes
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder or 2 fresh garlic cloves chopped finely
- 3/4 cup almond milk
- 3 tablespoons olive oil melted coconut oil
Your body detoxifies every second of every day. Functional Medicine expert Bryce Wylde reveals how you can support your body’s master antioxidant, glutathione.
The body continually makes toxins, called endogenous toxins, as part of the metabolic process. We’re also exposed to toxins as part of everyday life. “Our ability to efficiently dispose of all these toxins, also known as free radicals, can have a direct impact on our health,” explains Functional Medicine expert Bryce Wylde, BSC, DHMHS, Homeopath. “We can all use a little support, which is why most of us make a point of consuming antioxidants. But few people realize the body already makes the most powerful antioxidant of them all, the master antioxidant called glutathione.” (more…)