Sometimes, being a good enough parent just does not feel like enough. The drive to be the “perfect parent” is strong, but often unconscious, and it has parents striving to meet impossibly high standards, even if we know that perfection is an unattainable expectation. Then what keeps us aiming for it anyway? And how can you break free from this trap?
By Erica Zellner, MS, CNS
Humans have always congregated around food. Throughout all societies, food is part of our biggest moments. And throughout most of our history, children have been involved in these traditions. While there are many enriching activities we can do with our children, cooking is one of the best. It’s fun, creative, educational, and a skill that will serve them for the rest of their lives. Here’s how to engage them most effectively.
Few emotions in life are as profound as those stemming from your childhood experiences. But what you may not realize is that the roots of those experiences may go further than just your own childhood. Therefore, if your goal is to be the best version of yourself, you must start by taking an honest inventory of any traumas that may be holding you back in the first place. Otherwise, you may end up projecting old wounds or patterns onto others.
By Chef Francesco Granito
The so-called Mediterranean diet is more popular than ever. And for good reason. But most people miss out on its most powerful benefits — benefits that extend far beyond weight loss — because they are too focused on the “diet” part of it. The real goal, however, should not be to eat the Mediterranean diet, but to, instead, live the Mediterranean lifestyle. Here’s what that means.
Wondering how to romance your partner in a new and creative way? Want to make this weekend a little extra steamy? Check out this list of unique, fun, and inexpensive ideas to keep your relationship fresh.
What is the most perfect thing in your life? But is it perfect?
As you think about your most perfect thing, you may begin to recognize that it’s full of flaws, imperfections, chips, and faults. That it’s anything but perfect — at least by that definition. And as you think about those “imperfections,” you may find a smile crawl across your face.