family

Winging It

Bevin Wallace by Bevin Wallace | June 29th, 2016 | No Comments
topic: Healthy Eating | tags: family, family meals, family time, food, healthy recipes, homemade recipes, local food, natural food, organic foods, recipes, salad, summer, summer foods in-season, veggies

We are in the midst of week two of summer vacation, and I’m still trying to figure out the summer. I’m sure I’m not alone in finding that it takes a bit of time to switch gears from the end-of-the-school year mayhem into summer mode. I’ve yet to crack the code on how to slow down while driving one kid to soccer camp and the other to golf practice—and then trying to do something useful with the free hour or two I end up with in between. One thing I do almost immediately, however, is punt the whole meal-planning routine and let our full-on sit-down family dinners take a hiatus for a couple months.

3 Ways to Integrate an At-Home Family Yoga Practice

Michelle Finerty by Michelle Finerty | June 7th, 2016 | No Comments
topic: Family Health, Yoga | tags: activities for kids, benefits of yoga, deepen-your-yoga-practice, dvd, family, family exercise, family life, family time, fun, healthy home, home, kid's yoga, kids, wellness-dvds, Yoga, yoga at home, yoga class, yoga DVDs, yoga-practice

Family yoga is a wonderful way to spend time together as a family, incorporating the breathing, mindfulness, and physical benefits of yoga with the fun, creative spirit of your family.

4 Ways to Cultivate Gratitude Daily

Arielle Parris by Arielle Parris | December 23rd, 2015 | 1 Comment
topic: Personal Growth | tags: compassion, family, family exercise, family time, gratitude, gratitude journal, new year, new year's resolutions, passion, presence, self-compassion, vision board, visions for the new year, Yoga

I find that this is the ideal time of year to tune into the here and now and remember all there is to be grateful for. So if you are feeling stressed out by this season and always thinking of the future, these tips will help you reconnect to the present moment and the gifts you currently possess—through this season, and all that follow.

5 Ways to Get Kids Involved in Yoga

by guest | September 9th, 2015 | No Comments
topic: Family Health, Health & Wellness, Yoga | tags: back to school, child's pose, down dog, exercise tips, family, family exercise, family memories, family time, fitness tips, gaiam, tips, two fit moms, Yoga, yoga for kids, yoga tips, yoga-for-beginners, yoga-practice

A guest post from Two Fit Moms.

It’s a new year — a new school year that is — and time to get back to the books! It’s also a great time to get back on track fitness-wise.  What better time than now to also get your kids involved in your yoga practice. Kids are naturally interested in any activity that they see their parents doing — at least ours are — so, we bet they will be super excited to practice yoga with you.

The Wealth of a New Year

Michelle Finerty by Michelle Finerty | January 15th, 2015 | 1 Comment
topic: Family Health, Health & Wellness, Personal Growth | tags: connection, family, health, New Year New You, success, wealth

A new year has commenced with the opportunity to think about the triumphs and pitfalls of the past year in order to plan for the future. Most of us set resolutions at this time. Fortunately, some of those resolutions become part of our daily life, but unfortunately others fall away shortly after we try to implement them.

Do Bike Helmets Create More Harm Than Good?

Leslie Garrett by Leslie Garrett | July 22nd, 2014 | 1 Comment
topic: Green Living | tags: bikes, biking, family, freedom, gaiam, go green, helmets, safety

As a child, my bicycle meant freedom: the freedom to get where I wanted to go quickly, and the freedom to roam, to explore, to savor. Nowhere in my childhood mostly spent on two wheels was there a helmet.

Are Your Kids Addicted to Technology?

Susan Stiffelman by Susan Stiffelman | January 13th, 2014 | 2 Comments
topic: Family Health, Health & Wellness, Personal Growth, Relationships | tags: advice, cell phone, children, family, family life, iPad, tablets, technology, unplugging

boy and computer

Does this sound familiar? A reader wrote:

Once my sons are on the computer or playing video games, I can’t get them to come to dinner or practice piano. They say they aren’t hungry, or that they have to use the computer to do their homework. What can I do?

Signed,

Tech’s Taken Over

Stop the Madness: Choose Mindfulness Over Perfection This Holiday Season

YOGANONYMOUS by YOGANONYMOUS | December 10th, 2013 | 1 Comment
topic: Personal Growth, Relationships, Yoga | tags: calm the mind, family, friends, holiday season, holidays, hosting, in the moment, Jon Kabat-Zinn, meditation, mind, Mindfullness, perfect holiday, perfection, practice saying no, present moment awareness, silence, slow down, stillness, stress, The National Science Foundation, to-do list, unity, voluntary simplicity, Wherever You Go There You Are, witness thoughts, Yoga

I’m just going to say it … I think the holiday season needs a radical overhaul.

We see ads for the perfect holiday meals, served in a lovely setting where everyone is smiling, especially the gracious host. Truth is, in order to achieve this type of perfection, we nearly kill ourselves with stress trying to get that end result.

I’m sure your mind, like mine, is kicked into high gear this time of year to attend to the million things you have to accomplish between now and January first, but time is limited and your body begins to suffer. It will only be a short time before insomnia and exhaustion set in. Instead of enjoying our time with loved ones, we can wind up emotionally unavailable and stressed out.

Home for the Holidays: How to Make Your Guests Feel Welcome

Cheryl Terrace by Cheryl Terrace | December 10th, 2013 | 1 Comment
topic: Eco Decorating, Green Living, Healthy Home, Personal Growth, Relationships | tags: candles, clutter, comfort, company, decor, entertaining, family, friends, guests, holiday season, home, hospitality, house, hugs, music, party, winter

Holiday candles and holly on the mantle

The holidays are a festive — and often frantic — time of year, with family and friends gathering together. The setting for all these celebrations takes place in our homes, where creating comfort for our guests is the primary focus.

May: A Month for Mothers

Spiritual Cinema Circle by Spiritual Cinema Circle | April 24th, 2013 | No Comments
topic: Inspirational Media, Personal Growth | tags: Chaske Spencer, communication, daughter, DVD club, family, Fetch, films, Gil Birmingham, grandmother, In Transit, Korinna Sehringer, May, mother, motherhood, mothers-day, movies, Native American, OMG, Q’orianka Kilcher, Shouting Secrets, Spiritual Cinema Circle, Stephen Simon

What does the idea of “family” mean to you?  Spiritual Cinema Circle’s May film selections explore family, identity and home.

In the short film OMG, a teenage girl and her grandmother learn to communicate in the modern age, with hilarious results. In Transit shows a touching encounter between strangers at a bus stop who find they have more in common than they think. And Fetch is the story of a young boy who is trying desperately to find his mother.