Everyone has their own ideas about child-rearing. For parents who are no longer in a relationship, the transition to raising children together while separated is challenging. It requires skills like communication and flexibility, which can be difficult at the best of times. Toss in intense emotions, a seismic shift to routines, and new living arrangements, and you are working through layers of complexity. Learning to work together with your co-parent is a skill you can learn over time. With the right approach and plenty of patience, you and your co-parent can set your differences aside and create an environment where your child(ren) can thrive.
Did you know as much as 65% of your body consists of water? Water is an essential element of life! Every cell in your body, over 37 trillion of them, requires water to function optimally. Hydration impacts a significant number of your body’s systems, which is why dehydration can cause a slew of symptoms. Consuming adequate amounts of water is a crucial component of good health and helps enhance your brain functioning and boost your energy levels among other benefits. Discover all the ways hydration helps you, how much water you should actually drink, and 10 tips to help you sneak more fluids in throughout the day!
Every person has unique characteristics, experiences, and backgrounds that impact how they show up in the world. Gender, ethnicity, and age are typically the first attributes that come to mind, yet the largest minority group are those with disabilities; one in four Americans identify as disabled! The disabled community is the single minority group that anyone could join at any time. A car accident could cause temporarily impaired vision, or you could contract Lyme disease and experience long-term pain and fatigue. With people coming from all walks of life, ensuring doors are open to everyone, literally and figuratively, is beneficial to all.
The nagging sensation that others are having more fun, living more fulfilling lives, and enjoying better experiences than you is such a common fear that scientists coined the feeling FOMO or fear of missing out. FOMO predates social media, but it has increased dramatically since the rise of platforms like Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, where users share glamourous life accomplishments in tidy posts. The purpose of such updates is to stay connected, but, ironically enough, it causes more people than ever to feel lonely and isolated.
Your mental health matters. It impacts your relationships with your team members, your decision-making abilities, and how you show up at work, setting the groundwork for your future and your team’s success. Knowing how to identify mental health problems, creating a psychologically safe culture where mental health is discussed openly, and understanding how to address mental health problems are essential for bringing out the best in your people.
Who knows what fresh belief might be pushing its way up through the stagnant thinking floating around your consciousness and sullying your life? Just like the awakening of the earth, as the spring thaw allows for that greening bud to appear on the end of a dead-looking brown twig, a fresh belief can transform your clouded experience of life. Every new day is an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of life and how to live more fully—more in the present. This is one of the greatest gifts of being human: our capacity to embrace fresh beliefs that open our lives to joy, peace, and equanimity, or mental calmness and composure.