August 22, 2022

After attending an outdoor concert of 20,000 people this summer, the first comment I made to my friend and fellow concertgoer was, “My legs hurt.” Comforted to hear that it wasn’t just me, I couldn’t help but laugh at how the tides have turned from music festivals past. Same artist, same venue, aging fans.  Of … Continued

August 15, 2022

Selecting the first day of school outfit. Finding out who’s in your class. Meeting new teachers. Reconnecting with classmates after a summer apart. Picking extra-curricular activities. These are all common back-to-school jitters I recall when I reflect on my time as a student. Including a few years ago when attending my Master’s program as an … Continued

August 8, 2022

Mindfulness practices teach us to get out into nature to improve our moods through connection to the environment. I try to incorporate mindful walks in my daily life as much as possible, especially since I came across a study by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) showing that on average people spend up to 93% of … Continued

July 27, 2022

Just because our summer is starting to wind down, doesn’t mean our mindfulness practice has to. There are live classes for everyone coming up in August – find a program that resonates with you to put yourself in a good mindframe to greet the new season. Login and explore eM Life’s upcoming live mindfulness programs … Continued

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July 26, 2022

What’s a fun aspect of being a single woman in your thirties? Glad you asked. For me it’s being the cool aunt to all the wonderful littles in my family and friend groups. I get all the glory of cooking up games and entertainment for the kids, without having to worry about the clean up.  … Continued

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July 18, 2022

Growing up in Iowa, I remember marveling at the big maple trees in our backyard. I would gather in the backyard with my neighborhood friends to run and jump in giant piles of crackly brown leaves. Recently, I watched our daughter and son experience their own little wormhole in time in a game of cat-and-mouse … Continued

July 11, 2022

The other day at the gym, while working out on the treadmill, a man beside me started a conversation by complaining about rising gas prices. A construction worker who drove a large truck, the man said it cost him $175 to fill up his tank. Inflation has claimed another victim. And it’s likely claiming you … Continued

Mother and Child Before School

July 11, 2022

One of my girlfriends, a mother of two young boys, asked me over coffee the other day, “How can I be more present with my kids in the morning?” At first I giggled and said, “Good luck!”, knowing full well that school mornings are filled with activity, and can be a difficult time to give … Continued