emotional resilience

Creative Practice: The Immeasurable Value of Making

Creative Practice: The Immeasurable Value of Making

In my opinion, developing a creative practice indicates that you are actively making time for meaning outside the demands of your daily life. By establishing the habit, you are prioritizing this pursuit.

Karen Lum: Fly-Fishing and the Pursuit of Self

Karen Lum: Fly-Fishing and the Pursuit of Self

For Karen, fly-fishing is a place to do the often-difficult work of freeing her mind and sinking into her true self. As someone who admittedly struggles with yoga and meditation, the river is a place where she can access calmness and inner quiet.

Daring Darling Profile: Cristol Barrett O’Loughlin

Daring Darling Profile: Cristol Barrett O’Loughlin

As the founder and CEO of ANGEL AID, Cristol is working tirelessly to offer antidotes to the adversity and challenges faced by families affected by rare diseases.

Rare diseases impact more people on the planet than AIDS and cancer combined - 350 million people, half of whom are children. [Source: Global Genes]

Empty Nest? Spread Your Wings Free Bird!

Empty Nest? Spread Your Wings Free Bird!

Just a few years ago, I found myself in the uncomfortable role of a brand-spanking new empty nester.  And boy, it wasn’t pretty... (but then again, when is it ever?) I was filled with self-doubt, and was quite frankly, flailing. Up until that moment when my two kids flew the coop, I’d been a stay-at-home mom for almost 18 years. I hadn’t been out in the “real world” for what seemed like a lifetime, and I had no idea what my next move should be. I was in desperate need of “more” but had no clue what that was going to look like and how to make it happen. The feeling was paralyzing.