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Find Your Inner Elegance
Don't be THAT Girl . . . the Crazy One. To be elegant essentially means that you know who you are and are grounded and comfortable in that person. Many of us are emotionally out-of-control, lacking presence of mind, allowing life to take us on an emotional roller coaster where feel crazy and at the mercy of our life situations, people and emotions. Here are seven steps for the development of your inner elegance.

Aging Excellently: Can You Surf the "Silver Tsunami" or Will You Drown?
We're the CAN DO generation; we deserve excellence! Let's AGE EXCELLENTLY, pick up our surfboards, and surf the Silver Tsunami, grabbing our futures, and protecting our physical, financial, emotional, and spiritual health. Learn how from Dr. Cheryl Woodson.

Conquer Your Chaos - Keep Stress at Bay
Stress is quickly becoming an epidemic in North America. Now, more than ever, is the time to protect your health and business by Conquering Your Chaos. Getting organized is one giant leap towards dealing with stress effectively. Here are a few tips for reducing stress through organization.

Four Basic Principles to Prevent Holidaze
Holidaze can make us cranky, short-tempered, anxious, and depressed. Holidaze is the dark side of the season. So how do we escape holidaze? Here are four tips for keeping holidaze at bay and enjoying the spirit of the season with ease and well-being.

The Valuable Benefits of Being a Snuggle Bug
Touch has been shown to have long lasting health benefits which are good for the brain and bonding. Touch is such an important part of every relationship we are in, whether it is that of a partner, a parent, a friend or a coworker. Touch is an essential part of communication and connection.

What if a Genie Gave You Three Wishes?
Would you be ready if all of a sudden a Magical Genie popped out of a lamp and gave you three wishes and you had to provide the Genie those wishes within a few minutes? What would you ask for?

Loving Yourself More: It's Not a Selfish Thing, but a Self-Aware Thing
"Selfish" . . . it's what women are often called when they take time for themselves. And it's the primary reason why so many women do not take good care of themselves--or give themselves what they need to feel healthy and whole. We're afraid of being perceived as selfish. Here's an invitation from author Janice Lynne Lundy to change your thinking about this and to explore and cultivate self-love in a bold new way.

The Oppressed Soul
Have you ever felt cast aside because you were not considered to be the important one? You attend those business meetings where you are the only woman and you are expected to sit quietly because it is the "good ol boys club" and they feel that it is a privilege for you to even be there. How many times can you be hushed up, told that you are not good enough, forced to take a secretarial role when you know you could be president and shoved in the back seat when you know you are the one that should be driving the car? Even those beautiful sunny days look cloudy as you robotically put one foot in front of the other and turn off your feelings and emotions just to survive. Meet Lindy Tefft and see what she did to liberate her soul.

Ten Tips to Create Inner Harmony
Springtime is a time of renewal and growth. We can choose to listen and flow with this natural rhythm that is innately inherent in our internal cadence or we can detach from our instincts and create obstacles on our path to harmony. Begin to flow with ease and grace in your life with these 5 tips.

Seven Ways to Release Anger Out of Your Body
When you swallow your anger, or stuff it down because you want to be a nice person and you don't want to show your anger, over time your body might respond with symptoms of pain and inflammation as it is trying to say to you that it is not able to put up with the anger that has gotten stashed in it. Here are seven tips to deal with your anger by author Suzanne Hosang.

Dealing with Stress: Three Essential Areas to Address to Cope Well
Stress is pervasive in our lives. Therefore it is not a question of how to avoid stress, but rather how to deal with stress. Author Janet Levine shares her tips for coping with stress and recovering some of the magic in your life.

It's a Curve Ball: Who's Got Your Back?
Is life throwing you a curve? Do you feel as if no one has your back? If so, here are a few things you can do to reduce your feelings of acute loneliness and start to create supportive relationships so that someone has your back.

The "Golden Years" Need a Brass Ring: Why a Sense of Purpose is Crucial for Retirement
A sense of purpose is the very first thing anyone planning retirement needs to come up with--even before the money part.

10 Important Safety Tips Every Woman Should Know
Though being in public is nothing to fear, there are several steps you can take to avoid being the victim or an attack or robbery. Read these tips to learn how to protect yourself in public and retain a measure of security every time you go out.

Lucky Charms Aren't Just for Breakfast Anymore -- Use These Lucky Charms and Find Yourself Living a Charmed Life
Sometimes all it takes to shift the direction of your life is to start the one day differently. You set the tone for your day first thing in the morning. Each of the actions that follow is an a.m. lucky charm to help you to a totally glorious day. Put a string of days like this together, and you've got yourself a charmed life.

Building Self Esteem 8 Ways: Remove the Blocks to Growth and You'll Love Your Life
Coaches often use a Life Balance Wheel to help clients determine whether their lives are in balance. Any area that isn't a nine or ten indicates that you have some sort of block to your growth in that area. Blocks to your growth are intimately linked with your self-esteem. If you started learning how to see and remove your blocks, what might your Life Balance Wheel look like a year from now?

Stop Stress by Expanding Your "Circle of Nice"
Remember when you were a kid and you couldn't wait for summer vacation to start? Now that you're an adult, vacations often mean standing in line, sitting in traffic, and dealing with economic stress. Instead of letting stress get you down, remember that it's not the situation that causes stress but how you interpret the situation.

The Art of Remembering and Interpreting Dreams
Your dreams can reveal many truths about your life. They can provide extraordinary intuitive insights and give you information that can help your health, love life and career. Here are four strategies to help you remember your dreams by Judith Orloff, MD.

Seven Ways & Seven Days to Renew Your Life
To renew and reinvent our lives, WE NEED A PLAN! Here it is: a seven-day process to work with over and over as you create the life you want.

On Meaning: The Silver Lining of The Recession
Human beings have often engaged in the search for meaning, but today's economic downturn has brought the subject to light in a new way. Where finding meaning had often been a deep search for finding reasons to endure our own suffering, it seems that finding meaning now is more about finding significance in our living.

FIND A BITCH-BUDDY: A New Way to Deal with Stress and Avoid Emotional Eating
We all know that stress can lead to emotional eating, and we all know that stress is pretty much guaranteed in life. Here's an idea you might not have heard of before that can help curb emotional eating: Find yourself a bitch-buddy!

SOUND CHANGESTM - Six Sound Strategies to Stress Less
Stress happens in your body but starts in your mind. Here are six strategies to stress less and enjoy life more from Ellen Simon, M.S., M. Ed., LPC.

Soar Above the Clouds
We've all experienced encountering dark and rough places through which we must struggle. Such experiences have stirred me to reach out to others and simply say, Hang in there! Above those dark clouds, the sun is shining! Here are five tips for breaking through clouds.

7 Ways Exercise Leads to Happiness
The way to not only heal emotional pain, but to achieve true happiness is through physical exercise. Medication can be effective, but exercise has been proven to be at least, if not more effective for folks who are depressed without the side effects of sexual dysfunction, difficulty sleeping and suicidal thinking. Learn more from Bob Livingstone, LCSW.

4 Quick Tips to Boost Your Self-Confidence
All of us need confidence boosters at some time in our lives. Here are four quick tips for boosting your confidence by Sara Healy.

Fearless Living
Fearless Living is for people who want to live out their dreams, not their fears. All of us are here living at this moment in time for a reason. For some of us the purpose of our lives is apparent. The majority of us, however, feel lost to one degree or another. Before we can do anything to change our current state, we have to undo some common, self-defeating mental habits. Learn more from Dr. Santi Meunier.

Our Innate Intuitive Type
Psychic information and guidance can be invaluable in helping us to negotiate the many twists and turns of our daily lives such as our financial and career choices and improving our relationships and our health. Learn more about the different innate intuitive types and discover what yours may be from Sherrie Dillard.

10 Tips for Women to Get What They Deserve!
Are you a woman who has it all? Are you doing what you love? Do you have outstanding personal relationships, super careers, amass lively peer groups and feel fit healthy and confident? If you are, Congratulations! If you're not and you'd like to be, here are 10 ways to get everything you deserve!

The Nature of Fear: Understanding Fear and its True Purpose
We have all known fear. Fear insinuates itself into our emotional fiber, so the more power we give to it the more it demands. It speaks to us constantly, a catastrophic song about one thing or another, and we continue to listen. Before we can begin to free ourselves from the grip of fear and its negative effects, we need to understand the true nature of fear. Learn more from Dr. Santi Meunier.

Don't Be Lonely: Surround Yourself with Others
Even if you're in a rewarding relationship and have plenty of acquaintances, you can still feel lonely. Research shows that physical exercise, relaxation, and physical health are positively associated with feelings of well-being, but the variable with the strongest association of all is social support. So if you want to boost feelings of psychological well-being and happiness, have lots of friends -- and take these tips to heart.

Oops, I Forgot to Have a Baby
Do you strike a balance between what is nearest and dearest to you and all the rest? Or are you paying too high a price to maintain "all the rest?" Are you attracting into your life the things you truly desire or the things you would rather avoid? In other words, do you control your life, or does your life control you?

Seven Ways to Wish Upon Life
Wishing is welcoming the sense of possibility. When we wish, we capture the fleeting nature of time. When we wish, we no longer totter with impossibility. No longer are we sitting on the couch in our home. Instead we have been dropped in a faraway land of magical feeling unscripted from the core of the earth. Learn more from Dana Dorfman.

How to Put the Love Back into Valentine's Day
Whether you're in a relationship or not, with a Valentine or not, make this Valentine's Day meaningful for YOU. Sharon Rivkin shows us how.

Holistic Stress Management
Stress is an inevitable part of life. Managing stress effectively is important for every person. Too much stress or stress that is not handled effectively can affect the immune system, and it may also make you irritable and interfere with your quality of life. Try to incorporate some of these stress busters into your life.

6 Unique Stress Relievers
Too much driving, too much shopping, too much rushing around, running the kids around--family and work demands have you stressed out. But there are some easy ways to help you alleviate stress, even if temporarily. Here are few unique ways.

Five Roadblocks to Facing Emotional Pain and How to Work Through Them
We all experience emotional pain in our lives, and many of us have difficulties with processing these issues. However, if you cannot look at your pain, then you can never resolve it. Why, then is it so hard to look at it? Bob Livingstone LCSW helps us tear down the roadblocks.

7 Simple Steps to Forgive Others & Yourself
No matter what your goals-whether you yearn to feel free, become empowered, lose weight, be more loving or break a sugar habit-you may not be able to move forward or succeed until you forgive your loved ones, friends, yourself or even strangers who harmed and wronged you, whether deliberately or unintentionally.

Intuition by Sandy Andrew
Have you ever had those quiet moments when gentle thoughts or ideas enter your mind in peaceful ways for finding solutions to difficult problems at work or at home? Do you inwardly know when something is right and when it is wrong, without consulting another person, nor even researching the subject from memory or other source? The above are examples of intuition at work.

Overcoming Worry: The Calming Power of Exercise
A regular exercise program will help ease your worrying. You will notice that the confusion that is created by anxiety will decrease or dissipate. You will discover that issues that once seemed impossible to approach, much less resolve, and become much easier to work through. You can learn to capture this peaceful feeling that you obtain from exercising while you are sedentary. This process won't happen overnight, but it can with practice. Author Bob Livingstone, LCSW, will show you how.

Balance - (That Dirty 7 Letter Word!)
Why is it so difficult to find balance? Achieving balance will make you more organized, more productive, more fun, much happier, and way less stressed. If you must implement the changes to find balance gradually, start with making time for yourself first and you will find that the other areas of your life will begin to fall into place shortly thereafter.

Connecting with Yourself and Achieving Success
What you don't know about yourself controls you and keeps you stuck in negative beliefs and feelings that are unresolved from childhood. These early self-esteem wounds unconsciously play out in your significant relationship/marriage and show themselves as unrealistic expectation. A gentle hand of love will heal your wounds, but the gentle hand of love must first be your own. Author Michele Germain shares five tips for healing.

Put a Little Passion in Your Life
Not the male/female kind of passion - but the "make the heart lighter and the feet dance" kind of passion, deep down to the soul. Do you enjoy your day to day life, or are you just going through the motions? By identifying your passion and making a commitment to follow it and let it guide your heart, if you are not already doing so.

Making Time for Y-O-U!
Make today the first day for creating a habit for yourself that will provide both you and your family members with a lifetime of love, by providing the best you possible.

Grab Life By the Tail!
Let Take Charge of Change Week be the catapult that you need to thrust you into the active participant role. It's time to vacate your seat on the sidelines and create your happiness.

July is Social Wellness Month
Need a little sprucing up on your social skills? Let's face it-- unless you've been to an etiquette school or have been seriously schooled at home on proper etiquette everyone could use a few pointers now and then. Let us show you a few.

Stretching Your Creativity Muscle
May is Creative Beginnings month and it's your turn to step out of your comfort zone and introduce yourself to something new, fun and exciting! How do you get started? We'll show you how!

National Women's History Month
The month of March is significant to the plight of women in history. Back in 1857 a group of women protested unfair working conditions and wages. They were stopped by policemen, but went on to form their own union. In 1987 congress voted to designate March as the month to honor the accomplishments of women throughout history.

A Daily Dose of Cheer - For Y-O-U!
Welcome to National Self-Esteem Month. Want to know what your self-esteem has to do with the winter blahs? Well, a person with a positive self-esteem won't allow the blahs to move in. They're so busy doing things they love, with people who love them, at places they love, that they're having WAY too much fun to be glum. So how does that help you? It's time to give your self-esteem CPR.

Ten Steps to Improved Self-Esteem
It's not vain to think well of yourself - it's called confidence. Gaining self-esteem is not as hard as you think, so why not start doing something about it right now?

What's Really Stopping You?
We're all familiar with the cycle: 1. We want new, but resist change; 2. We want satisfaction, but procrastinate.; 3. We want control, but defer to circumstance. So, what's really stopping you?

Make Your Own Bubble Bath
Indulge yourself and make your own bubble bath. Wouldn't it be nice to relax into a bubble bath that you'd created? Making bubble bath is simple and fun. They can also make wonderful gifts for friends and loved ones for the holidays or other special occasions.

10 Ways to Reduce Commuting Stress
Although there is no antidote to stressful commuting, there are lots of ways to shoo off the energy vulture. Here's how to thrive while you drive.

Make Your Life Happier in 60 Seconds
You have the power to change your mood -- to make a Conscious Choice to look for something that will bring the happiness. Professional Life Coach Kathy Gates shows us how with simple steps.

Achieve Instant Calm the Wise Woman Way
Susun Weed offers a number of approaches women can use to calm jangly nerves, achieve greater overall calm, and cope on-the-spot with stressful situations.

EW's Beauty Channel
Beauty is more than skin deep - learn how to cultivate your beauty with our selection of articles.

Healthy Weight Loss & Fitness Channel
Lose and maintain your weight the healthy way by healthy weight loss and fitness.

EW's Health Channel
Read our health and fitness articles to keep that body humming.

Jennifer Louden's Self-Care Minder
Refresh, reawaken, rediscover your tender self with a cup of concentrated comfort . . . Jennifer Louden's Self-Care Minder essays will show you how.

Susie Michelle Cortright's Nurturing Your Spirit
We're very pleased to bring you a series of articles from Susie Michelle Cortright of Momscape.com. Susie writes on the joys - the small, unexpected treasures of motherhood.

Celia Straus' Journey to Self
Take a spiritual journey with author Celia Straus. Celia explains, "If we are truly going to explore our womanhood, we must begin to trust the unknown, the reality of the moment, the exploration process."

Book Reviews
Read our recommendations for nurturing your mind, body and soul!

TLC Calendar ~ Tender Loving Care of YOU!
We'll help you give "Tender Loving Care" to yourself, your family, your home, your friends, and your marriage!

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