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Nurturing the Woman Who Juggles Too Much

Women today do it all - we are mothers, daughters, wives, volunteers and working professionals. That often leaves us with no time to do anything for ourselves. What a lot of women don't realize is that we are better able to help others when we take the time to recognize our own needs and relax. Relieving stress has a great number of health benefits including lower blood pressure, better sleep, and attaining a healthy weight. More than that, it can prevent burnout and Read More >

Christmas Season Travel Planning

The airports and the highways will soon be clogged with eager travelers hoping to spend the Christmas holiday with loved ones and families or to see a part of the world they haven't seen before. Although rest and relaxation await us all, holiday travel is a major source of stress. If you are fortunate to have a working relationship with a travel professional, then he/she will be handling your travel arrangements with little to no effort on your part. However, If you Read More >

Why Sitting in Urban Traffic Will Cost You

I was walking around the Brighton neighborhood the other day and with every direction I turned, I could not help but notice the enormous amount of cars idling in traffic.  Every direction.  Cars trying to maneuver around a delivery truck making its morning rounds.  City buses packed with weary passengers, jostling for position.  School buses loaded with children struggling to get through the traffic and make it to the schools on schedule.  Add in the occasional Read More >

Confessions of a Boston Personal Concierge

I recently spent an afternoon volunteering at St. Francis House in Boston, the largest day shelter in New England. That day, like many times before, I was serving lunch to the homeless men and women who would stop by every day.  The weather was gloomy outside, but inside the kitchen there was nothing but love and warmth. My confession?  I love sharing my time every week at the shelter.  It's not a lot of time, but I somehow manage to squeeze it all in.  Food has the Read More >

5 Tips to Combat Holiday Stress

The holiday season is the most magical time of the year.  Chances are your holiday to-do list will include some, if not all, of the following:  buying or assembling a holiday tree, decorating the house and tree, compiling a gift list, buying and wrapping gifts, planning holiday menus, writing holiday cards, attending office parties, planning family get-togethers, booking travel plans, etc.  In addition to these, you have a daily schedule of activities and obligations to Read More >

How Not to be a Frazzled Person

It is an all-too-familiar scene played out in virtually every household in America, almost every single day: People rushing out the door in the morning, hustling the children off to childcare or school, sitting through rush-hour traffic, picking up coffee and a breakfast pastry on the way to the office because there was no time for a decent morning meal, squeezing in a call to the doctor’s office to reschedule an appointment in between meetings, picking up the dry Read More >