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Living On Purpose

In this blog Elaine Taylor-Klaus shares her musings on purposeful parenting, partnering and living. Read, enjoy, and comment ...


Sunday
Feb132011

Depleted sex drive is common but doesn't have to be permanent

While motherhood and a busy life can distance us from our sexuality, reclaiming it can be liberating – and a lot of fun. When women remember that our sex life is a gift to ourselves, not to someone else, it can help us find the motivation to stay up a little later, surrender a little sleep, and re-connect with the intimate partners in our lives.

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Sunday
Jan302011

Tips to Tame the Bully Within

Sometimes, I must confess, I am a bully. A big, bad, mean, compassionless bully. Not to my friends, or my family (I hope). I don’t yell at my kids a lot, and I try really hard not to be manipulative. I’m not that kind of bully.

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Sunday
Jan162011

How do you spend a gift of time? Choose to PLAY and have some FUN!

Atlanta's "Snowmageddon" was like a mandated sabbatical from the universal conscience, whatever you accept that to be. We decided it felt like “And God said, let there be rest!” No, really!

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Sunday
Jan022011

Want to Lose Weight? Healthy Leads to Happy (& Thin)™

Deciding to get healthy takes the focus off of weight loss and dieting and puts the attention back on happiness and fulfillment. When you discover what you really want for yourself, and Why, and then Believe that you deserve it, it’s amazing what you can make happen. In other words, Healthy Leads to Happy (& Thin)™.

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Tuesday
Dec212010

What is the proper way to respond to the reactivity of others?

At this moment, my hands are shaking and I can’t catch my breath. It’s all I can do to hit the proper keys on the keyboard. Adrenaline is coursing through my veins, and the ‘precipitating event’ was nearly an hour ago. What was the experience that shook me to my core, you ask? It was ...

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Tuesday
Dec072010

It's not just fear of the Squeeze that keeps us from yearly mammogram

Some may argue that a pelvic exam is equally as poignant, but not me. I maintain that the annual mammogram visit is much more profound than a date with a speculum.

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Monday
Nov222010

"Gremlins"--those voices in our head--are sneaky little buggers!

Opportunistic little buggers, gremlins have no qualms about hitting below the belt, or taking advantage of us when our defenses are down. In fact, they are WIRED to shift into high gear when our defenses are at our lowest, when we are feeling vulnerable.

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Sunday
Nov072010

Do you make a place for PAUSE in your life?

There is a pause before the swing of a golf club or softball bat; the pause of reflection before we try something new; the pause while we find the words we seek; the pause to catch our breath. And it’s the pause that many of us – especially women, though men more increasingly these days -- find so difficult to create space for in our lives.

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Monday
Oct252010

Have you ever had that sneaking suspicion that there is more to life?

You know, that feeling you get when you look around at your life and wonder why, if everything is fine, you still feel a little lost.

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Monday
Oct112010

Navigating Partnership

In truth, every relationship of merit is a kind of partnership. And as life changes, those partnerships will change, too. But strong partnerships are a matter of intent. And there are some key “coaching” principles that offer guidance for moving through the maze of changing relationships with confidence and a kind of peace.

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Sunday
Sep262010

I know I'm addicted to email. Are you too?

The jury’s verdict is clear: I am addicted to email. And by extension, I suppose I can say I’m also addicted to my laptop and my cell phone. This year our most holy day of the year, Yom Kippur coincided with our holiest day of each week, the Sabbath. In an effort to honor both, with repentance and no work, I decided there would be no computers for me for 24 hours – no phone, no laptop. Cold turkey.

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Sunday
Sep122010

6 Easy Steps to Change a Midlife Crisis into a "Midlife Review"

When was the last time you took a good look in the mirror, a long look into your own eyes, and faced yourself head on? What do you see when you look into the mirror? More importantly who do you see?

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Sunday
Aug292010

Now that summer is over, take care to schedule mini-vacations

True vacations, while much-needed, are often left off the busy person’s list of achievements. We fast-paced, multi-tasking, busy professionals tend to have trouble relaxing. When we are accustomed to squeezing what feels like 30 waking hours out of a 24-hour-day, it can be hard to slow down. Really hard ...

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Monday
Aug162010

Going Gluten-free Reduced My Daughter's Toxic Load but wasn't panacea

It’s a powerful feeling to hit a nerve - albeit a little shocking - and that seems to be what happened in my last column. I am grateful for your positive feedback, your comments, stories, suggestions and willingness to revisit your own circumstances. My family was overwhelmed ...

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Sunday
Aug012010

Eating Gluten Was Making a Mess of My Daughter

If this blog can change the story for ONE other person - child or adult - then the telling is worthwhile ... "My firstborn daughter was a perfect, quiet baby for fourteen days ... then medical mania began."

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