Balance

Reprogram Your Brain with Mindfulness

Being mindful is a scientifically backed method of acquiring true inner peace and lasting happiness through comprehensive reflection and conscious efforts toward emotional stability, but it’s also a habit that every person must make for themselves in their own lives. It is not about putting away things like stress, anxiety, grief, or any other negative emotions, it’s about allowing yourself to feel, acknowledge, accept, and release anything and everything that comes your Read More >

The Secret to Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions

Who has ever made grand goals to go to the gym or park everyday at like six o’clock in the morning hopeful to work out every part of your body but deep down knowing that you would quit after less than a month and look guiltily back on that shameful day for the rest of the year? Starting a new diet or kicking a bad habit is the exact same way. You try and quit everything cold turkey and sooner or later you fail and fall back into your old ways. The new year is upon us now Read More >

The Importance of Self-Care

Are there some days where you just feel so tired and burnt out that you don’t want to tackle anything on your never-ending to-do list? This can happen to anyone and often happens to everyone at least once or twice in life. Luckily there are ways we can better care for our bodies, minds, and spirits without taking too much time away from our busy schedules. Here are a few ways you can start on a path to taking care of yourself just a little better, helping you live and Read More >

Preparing You and Your Family for the Back-to-School Season

As summer fun winds to close, busy families will begin to shift their focus to prepare for the upcoming school year. Balancing work and family can be daunting; leaving you wondering how you will manage getting the kids to-and-from sports and music activities, run errands and still get everyone together for dinner at the table. With careful planning, and these helpful tips, you can get your family off to a more peaceful and productive start this year: Take Inventory: Read More >

How to Safeguard Your Valuables and Personal Information from Theft

It’s a nightmare scenario: you return home from work or shopping to find that something doesn’t look quite right.  As you pull up to your home, your heart sinks into your gut as you discover that you’ve been the victim of a burglary. I know the feeling of having one's own private space violated, because, I, too, was a recent victim myself. Returning to our home after running some personal errands, we witnessed someone dashing out of our living room when he heard us Read More >

Spring Cleaning Tips to Clear Your Clutter

Spring is here, and as we open up the windows to let in the fresh air and sunshine, we look around our homes and realize we need to open up our indoor spaces where clutter has settled in over the winter.  Junk drawers, coat closets, cabinets and nightstands become catchalls that eat away at our time, energy and sanity.  Get a trash bag ready for items that can be thrown away, grab a box or two for charity donations and plan your attack. To get you started and provide a Read More >

Time-Saving Tips for the Holidays

The holiday season is a time to reflect on the passing year, and to celebrate the love we share with family and friends. It can also be a time of increased stress, as we work to fit our preparations and celebrations into already busy lives. Planning parties, shopping for gifts, holiday baking, and attending celebrations are great fun, but you can run out of time fast if you don’t plan ahead. Here are some ways to save time and reduce stress this holiday season. Make Read More >

3 Tips for Purging Your Home of Clutter

Piles of clutter may be an every day reality in your home, but you need not let the mess overwhelm you. Getting down to the business of cleaning out every inch of your living space can be a monumental job. A new season means the perfect opportunity to purge your home of old clutter and usher in the new energy. Instead of tackling the mess head-on, try approaching spring cleaning little by little, working in one-hour shifts until the house is completely decluttered. Read More >

5 Tips on Taking Back Your Time on Social Media

Are you one of the millions of users who find it almost impossible to go an entire day without checking social networking accounts multiple times per day? You are not alone. According to recent studies, social media use among 18 to 49-year-old users has climbed to a staggering three to four hours per day, which is the equivalent of two full months of wasted time. With the proliferation of social media access through a seemingly ever-increasing array of Read More >

20 Helpful Tips to Keep Your Elderly Loved Ones Safe at Home

Americans are living longer. Many Americans who are in their 50’s, 60’s and even 70’s are finding themselves caring for elder parents and relatives today. If you are one of the lucky people who are an adult and have an active and independent senior parent or two who are living on their own, you likely worry about their safety and well-being. Things we take for granted when we are younger such as stairs, opening doors or getting in the shower become more difficult as we Read More >