A Halloween Hurricane Lesson in Gratitude

This year for many of us the transition from Halloween to Thanksgiving has been turned a little upside-down. Although I typically think of Halloween as a holiday of greed, excess and frivolity, for my family Hurricane Sandy has transformed it into an early reminder of just how much we have to be grateful for.

And as I sit here looking around the hotel lobby where my family has taken …

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Teaching Your Kids How to Surf Their Way Through Stress

Part of being a mindful parent is recognizing that our children are deeply affected by our moods. When we are stressed out and harried, whether consciously or subconsciously, our kids know it. So I was especially bummed out when I found a chart this week that quantifies lifestyle stress levels. I scored really high. A commute more than 1 hour each day – check. Full-time job – check. More …

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