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Tips For Getting Girls Into Sports

Would it surprise you to know that girls are twice as likely to drop out of sporting activities through their teenage years than boys? Or to realize that most young girls start engaging in organized sports up to two whole years later than boys? …

How To Help A Friend Who Is an Addict

One of the most devastating things that can happen to any family is substance abuse in any form. Anything in excess is never good for anyone. That could be anything from too much food, exercise, alcohol or even shopping. Addictive behaviors can turn relationships upside down for those who…

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Preparing My Man for his Next Woman

***Disclaimer-adult content and perhaps a bit lengthy but full of nice juicy bits.

Ok so...I am fresh out of my wonderful Yoga class in a beautiful garden in Bedstuy Brooklyn. I am sweating bullets, hot as heck but I am feeling…

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Added by Mari Corona on July 23, 2017 at 11:15am — No Comments

Should Parents parent their kids by Gender?

On my drive home from work the other day I turn on the radio and the topic was "who should discipline their daughter, the mother or the father?"

I automatically said both and to my surprise, the callers actually said the opposite. Most said that discipline should…

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Added by Mari Corona on July 5, 2017 at 8:12pm — No Comments

How to remain calm when your kids Talk back to you

There comes a moment in all parents lives when your kid loses his/her mind and talks back to you. It happens in a flash but how you deal with it shortly after will set the tone for the rest of your life and will affect…

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Added by Mari Corona on June 28, 2017 at 9:02pm — 1 Comment

Choosing Poor Behavior out of Habit

Have you been thinking about changing some habits but just can't seem to get started or when you start you can't stick to the new routines? Are you feeling like these are just things you are going to have to live with? I have been there and I can say that with some focus and mindful choices all is not lost.

Choosing poor behavior out of habit becomes natural because once you have been doing something for so long your mind plays tricks on you that…

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Added by Mari Corona on June 28, 2017 at 8:56pm — No Comments

How to approach Life like a Gardner

Sometimes you speak out loud things you should keep to yourself thinking perhaps your spirit will feel more at ease but what ends up happening is you feel worse than when you started. This though should never deter you from working through those bad times, it is overcoming that…

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Added by Mari Corona on June 11, 2017 at 12:41pm — No Comments

Is Affordable Health Care a Privilege or a Right?

"I'm definitely going to say it's a Privilege, as a Government employee I am Granted um Health Care and I see first hand that for one to have Health Care you need to have jobs so, therefore we need to continue to cultivate this environment that we're given the opportunities to have Health Care as well as jobs to all the American Citizens worldwide."

I believe by now most of us are familiar with these…

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Added by Mari Corona on May 17, 2017 at 8:16pm — No Comments

Does talking about Suicide encourage Suicide?

I'm a firm believer that in order to fully understand the cause of something we must ask as many questions as possible. Being afraid of the answer is not going to get rid of the problem much less solve it.

I love my Netflix,…

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Added by Mari Corona on May 5, 2017 at 5:51pm — No Comments

Do conversations about Suicide cause more problems?

I'm a firm believer that in order to fully understand the cause of something we must ask as many questions as possible. Being afraid of the answer is not going to get rid of the problem much less solve it.

I love my Netflix, it's not a plug but hey if someone out there is reading this Hello! Over the weekend on a suggestion from a friend I decided to give this new series called…

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Added by Mari Corona on May 5, 2017 at 5:47pm — No Comments

Good Parents ask the Right questions

If it's on thing I've learned for sure in my twenty-two years of parenting is the value of asking the right questions. I'm a firm believer that in order to fully understand the cause of something we must ask as many questions as possible. Being afraid of the answer is not…

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Added by Mari Corona on April 28, 2017 at 5:43pm — No Comments

Unlocking the Power of Hope

I recently signed up for another Meditation challenge. This one focuses on Hope and all that it entails. I like to believe I know a lot about Hope but what I have come to realize in just a few days is that in this small four letter word there is tremendous…

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Added by Mari Corona on April 23, 2017 at 11:40am — No Comments

The Benefits of practicing Spring Cleaning on Ourselves

Have you started to or have you already finished putting away those heavy Winter sweaters? Did you arrange a date with your Landscaper? Have you switched out your heavy drapes for the lighter Spring and Summer material?

Seems like the moment Spring arrives we quickly…

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Added by Mari Corona on April 12, 2017 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Top Five things that will Help keep you connected to your Children

You often hear parents say that their kids don't want them around. That they rush out of the car when dropped off at school or quickly go to their rooms and shut the door when they have friends over. Well, today I want to share with you Five things I've been doing for twenty-one…

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Added by Mari Corona on April 7, 2017 at 9:54pm — No Comments

You can't Give that which you don't Have

Can you give me peace of mind if you are running around in Chaos? Can you shower me with love when you sit in Hate? Can you listen to reason when you already tuned out?

You can't give that which you don't have this is my most recent lesson. In my grandmother's transition, many old wounds have…

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Added by Mari Corona on April 2, 2017 at 1:13pm — No Comments

How to deal with being Disappointed by the actions of a loved one

How do I say this without sounding like I'm insensitive? How do you express to someone that you see so much potential in them and can't understand why they don't see it in themselves?

The bottom line is...you can't.  

One of my Besties favorite thing to say is "you can lead a horse to water but you can't make them drink." It…

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Added by Mari Corona on March 29, 2017 at 7:54pm — No Comments

Unintentional Meanness amongst Women

There is something to be said for choosing unity over division. Being part of a community that provides strength as opposed to walking your path alone. I feel that everyone has a community they should be able to lean on but sometimes your own community tears you down.

I belong to a…

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Added by Mari Corona on March 12, 2017 at 7:10pm — No Comments

Encouraging our children to be Critical Thinkers

Do you possess the skills to be a good Critical Thinker? Has it been something that came easy to you or have you had to practice? Better yet are you like me and have had to really put forth the effort to dissect what critical thinking even means?  

Some recent reading bought this evaluation to light.…

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Added by Mari Corona on March 9, 2017 at 8:03pm — No Comments

Cluttered Minds don't Allow growth

Good Morning! It's a bit wet out here in NYC this weather has truly been up and down. Spring I can't wait to see you. I attended another of my Sister Circles last night and the theme was love. How we give it and how we receive it and what we all realized was that we…

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Added by Mari Corona on February 12, 2017 at 8:53pm — No Comments

Ten things kids should know by the age of Ten

I was having a conversation with my neighborhood Bank Teller. We so happened to be getting lunch at the same Deli. I asked him how things were going with his son's Senior year and College prep. He said going as best as could be expected. I remembered earlier conversations we had had in regards to his…

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Added by Mari Corona on February 8, 2017 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Why do Kids Lie?

We all lie period. For different reasons at different levels at different times and to different people. I've talked about this before. Our current President is a huge example of lies. So why should we expect that our kids would not engage in this deception as well?

Now that my daughter is older she has moments where she will say to me "oh I can…

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Added by Mari Corona on January 29, 2017 at 12:40pm — No Comments

Meditation is easy...Not

Oh I can't do that, I can't meditate. I feel so silly just sitting there with my eyes closed. Who has time to sit still? Oh that sounds so goofy, I don't want to feel like I am floating.



I have heard so many comments some with merit and some totally bizarre when I have shared my meditation practice journey. I remember when I first began to practice I couldn't wait to spread the word on how life saving it had been for me and all the benefits I was gaining with my practice. Can I just… Continue

Added by Mari Corona on October 29, 2016 at 10:48am — No Comments

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