MAKE IT HAPPEN: HOW TO CHOOSE A SIMPLER LIFE

2019-08-27T08:23:51-04:00

Photo by Briget Baker By Bridget Baker They say “life is what happens while you’re making other plans,” but what if you could choose to live more simply, in a way that makes you more flexible and adaptable? What if you could make your life happen and then make new choices in each moment, when life “happens” to you?  If something falls apart in your life, do you have the room to be flexible around it? Is your life and calendar scheduled to the hour, or does it allow room for weather, for illness, or for the unthinkable? If you could [...]

MAKE IT HAPPEN: HOW TO CHOOSE A SIMPLER LIFE2019-08-27T08:23:51-04:00

6 WAYS TO TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR LIFE

2019-08-27T08:35:02-04:00

Photo by Justin Milhouse By Kierra D. Gray Motherhood is a loaded experience for some and a simple realization for others. Being a mother is one of the many hats I wear, but I don’t allow this role to dictate who I am. Sometimes moms can get lost in this consuming role because society tells us that once we are a mom, this hat becomes our entire identity. Patriarchal gender roles tell women to stay at home, mother our children, and stay in our lane while we still receive less pay than our male counterparts.   In 2016, I became a mother [...]

6 WAYS TO TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR LIFE2019-08-27T08:35:02-04:00

WHAT ARE YOU MADE OF?

2019-08-27T07:59:32-04:00

Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash By Tiffany Edison Whether you like homes with a flair for traditional interior design or prefer straight-up minimalism, one thing’s for sure: each month on the final page of Traditional Home Magazine has a “Proust Questionnaire” of sorts, whereby celebrities and different tastemakers answer a series of questions regarding their daily habits, unique perspectives, and proclivities that make them “traditional.”  It is addictive. I sprint to the mailbox each month excitedly flipping to the back page to dive straight into the psyche of whoever is lucky enough to grace this page. I am continually amazed [...]

WHAT ARE YOU MADE OF?2019-08-27T07:59:32-04:00

TWO BLISSED-OUT BABES! THE JOY OF MOTHER-DAUGHTER TRAVEL

2019-08-27T07:26:58-04:00

Photo by Maria Sylvester By Maria Sylvester, MSW, CPC “Beyond my wildest dreams” really did happen to me, in this lifetime. I could never have imagined the multiple ways a trip to Italy with my adult daughter could break my heart open even wider than it already had been in our relationship.  We were celebrating her college graduation. The destination, southern Italy. Her pick. We were together in the magnificent mozzarella, eggplant caponata, and arancino regions for nine nights, ten days—or to be exact, 240 glorious hours, said the mama who savored every second. The magic that happened for both of [...]

TWO BLISSED-OUT BABES! THE JOY OF MOTHER-DAUGHTER TRAVEL2019-08-27T07:26:58-04:00

CRAFTING YOUR (SPI)RITUAL

2019-08-27T07:48:18-04:00

Photo on Unsplash By Charlotte Kaye I did not grow up in a religious family. I was never made to step foot into a church or house of worship unless it was for a friend or family’s wedding or funeral.   At the age of 28, I am happy to say that I have discovered my church, my prayer, my spiritual grounding practice. And it takes place on Sunday evenings in the Tiny Buddha Yoga studio in Ypsilanti.  Each week, I enter the studio with my yoga mat slung across my back and my hair piled on top of my head. I pull [...]

CRAFTING YOUR (SPI)RITUAL2019-08-27T07:48:18-04:00

MAKE IT HAPPEN

2019-08-27T07:33:58-04:00

Photo on Unsplash By Marilyn Pellini Personally, I never ascribed to the theory that we “learn from our mistakes.” My mantra has always been, “Why fail in the first place?”  Being a former teacher and then a substitute for many years, I saw upwards of one hundred children or more per week. It was simply amazing what different sizes, shapes, intellectual ability, backgrounds, and hopes and dreams these students represented. There were children whose parents were too busy to care, as they were totally self- absorbed. Yet there were others whose folks could not give them much time because they held down [...]

MAKE IT HAPPEN2019-08-27T07:33:58-04:00
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