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Practical Ways to Carve Out Time for Self-Care

It feels like there aren't enough hours in the day to dedicate to work, family and other obligations — let alone self-care. But it's easier to prioritize your physical, mental and emotional well-being than you realize, a local clinical psychologist says.

Understanding Bipolar Disorder

A local expert decodes this mental health disorder and offers advice for supporting your loved ones with bipolar disorder.

The Unfamiliar Stillness: How Life Can Get in the Way of Positive Thoughts

A West Bloomfield mom of two, ages 2 and 4, talks how the pandemic made her realize how much life gets in the way of positive thoughts.

Happy Mama, Happy Baby: Easy Self-Care Ideas for New Moms

Caring for a new baby can be stressful but these easy self-care ideas for new moms can help you have fun and refill your bucket.

Three Products Mom Will Love

Does your mom seem more stressed than usual? Treat her to one of these three products including a wrap, wine club and beauty box.
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Doctor Urges Moms to Stop Being So Hard on Themselves

Feeling overwhelmed with motherhood? A doctor offers her tips and support to help moms stop being so hard on themselves.
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5 No-Cost Self-Care Tips to Help You Get Through a Pandemic

Self-care doesn't have to be expensive. Get in some much-needed you time with these no-cost self-care tips from local yogi and self-care guru, Julie Gentile.

The Mental Health Struggles of a College Student

During a normal school year, college students report high levels of anxiety and depression, but this year is anything but normal. How are they coping during the pandemic? Here, two experts offer insight.
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Body Scan Meditation Techniques for Kids

Stress affects children in a variety of ways. Luckily, it's never too early (or late) to manage it. Learn how body scan meditation can help kids relax and unwind.
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Ways to Make Self-Care a Priority During Stressful Times

Does taking time for you seem impossible? Here's how parents can and should fit self-care into their busy lives in order to be there fully for their families.
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A Divine Calling: The Importance of Forgiveness

Metro Parent's COO talks about an incident she had with an angry lady at Costco and the importance of forgiving others, even when you feel they don't deserve it.
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Teaching Children About Suicide Risks in Others

While the topic might seem difficult to discuss with children, having a frank discussion about suicide prevention can help save lives.