Kick Off Your Boots For Work-Life Balance

You can also read this post on my syndicated blog, "Health Conscious" for the MetroWest Daily News. She eased out of her cowboy boots, positioned her red purse and settled into the economy class aisle seat next to me, legs crossed and laptop perched on her knees. Classic sign of a writer. I complimented her on her boots and we agreed they were the perfect accessory for all things: jeans, dresses, air travel, being a mom. Easy on, easy off. And of course stylish. She was a journalist, trying to Continue Reading

Positive Results via Placebo

If you follow my blog regularly, you know I'm interested in the placebo effect. I came across an article and a video that I thought might further stir thoughtful discussion on the topic. As always, share your thoughts! Read: Don't Underestimate the Placebo Effect Watch: "In this episode of Good Life Project TV, author/entrepreneur, Jonathan Fields, interviews famed psychologist, behavioral-economist and bestselling author of Predictably Irrational and The Honest Truth About Dishonesty, Dan Continue Reading

Expect miracles

Something short of a miracle has happened in our household. My ten-year-old actually made his bed and brushed his teeth without any nagging from me. He's been on a roll now for almost two weeks. Recently, he called out from the bathroom sink, "I said my ABC's..." Sounds elementary, I know, but I told him that was a good indicator he'd brushed thoroughly, not the two-second brush-off. On Day 1 of our miracle, when my husband spotted the covers neatly pulled up and the pillows arranged on our Continue Reading

A lay-off doesn’t mean a love-buster

Today’s guest blog is written by Benjamin Gladden, husband and father of three, who’s currently logging lots of hours in the “What makes for a good marriage and parent” department. He writes from his home in Framingham, Massachusetts. About three years ago I got laid off from a job that I absolutely loved. I could have sat in that chair doing that work for the rest of my life and been very happy. It hadn't been easy managing the care of three children while my wife and I both worked full-time, Continue Reading

Saying “I do” can help your health

Today's guest blog is written by Benjamin Gladden, husband and father of three, who's currently logging lots of hours in the "What makes for a good marriage and parent" department. He writes from his home in Framingham, Massachusetts. “Marriage is hard work,” I recently told my teenage son. “But it’s totally worth it!” My son looked at me somewhat incredulously – “It takes work?” his face seemed to say. My wife and I are going on 17 years so we know firsthand about the work it involves. This Continue Reading