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  • 12 Things to Do for Screen Free Week
    17/04/2019 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    12 Things to Do for Screen Free Week

    Screen Free Week begins on Monday, April 29th and I couldn’t be more excited. Getting rid of screens for a week opens up our time, our creativity and our ability to bond as a family. In fact, doing a screen detox is one of the strategies we recommend in 52 Small Changes for the Family […]

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  • How (and Why) to Create a Family Bucket List
    17/04/2019 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    How (and Why) to Create a Family Bucket List

    Who among us doesn’t love to get the latest tech product, newest item of clothing, hottest toy? The pursuit of the latest material possession is a trap that kids and adults alike fall into. But studies show that if we are buying things, we might be putting our money in the wrong place. As time passes, […]

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  • Book Launch! Five Favorite Tips from 52 Small Changes for the Family
    21/03/2019 - healthymamasforhappyfamilies 0 Comments
    Book Launch! Five Favorite Tips from 52 Small Changes for the Family

    I’m thrilled today to announce the launch of my new book, 52 Small Changes for the Family (available NOW on Amazon!).  This is my first book, and I teamed up with bestselling author Brett Blumenthal to add my family health expertise to her winning concept of making a small change each week to create a […]

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  • How to Become a Better Listener Through Active Listening
    21/03/2019 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    How to Become a Better Listener Through Active Listening

    If you’ve lamented the loss of real conversation in your life, you wouldn’t be alone. Sherry Turkle, MIT communications professor and noted author, reminds us: “The world is more talkative now, but it’s at the expense of real conversation.” Cultivating real conversations within your family is essential for everyone’s happiness and for your children’s development. […]

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  • Get Organized and Reduce Clutter
    01/03/2019 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    Get Organized and Reduce Clutter

    Minimizing and organizing: they’re so hot right now. If you’ve been bingeing Marie Kondo and making your thrift store piles, or simply sighing every time you open that junk drawer because who has the time to binge TV right now, this post is for you. In my upcoming book, 52 Small Changes for the Family […]

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  • 10 Ways to Enjoy Nature in the Winter
    24/01/2019 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    10 Ways to Enjoy Nature in the Winter

    In most parts of the country (especially here in the Northeast), winter isn’t a time that’s synonymous with the best time to get outside and explore. We long for warm summer or brisk fall days where we can enjoy all the natural beauty, and a grayer, leafless landscape often doesn’t appeal. But to slough off […]

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  • Create a Scent-Scape to Shift Your Mood
    17/01/2019 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    Create a Scent-Scape to Shift Your Mood

    Many of us have gotten a whiff of a scent and been transported back to a memory or moment in time – and the associated emotions. But have you ever thought about how you can create scent in your space that helps improve your mood. Many of us customize our homes or workspaces to be […]

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  • Goal-Setting with Kids: How to Make It Work
    30/12/2018 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    Goal-Setting with Kids: How to Make It Work

    With New Year’s fast approaching, many of us are thinking about the fresh start of New Year’s Resolutions. You’ve probably heard the statistic that about 80% of resolutions fail by the second week of February. Nonetheless, the new year is a great time to start talking to your kids about setting–and keeping–goals, and to allow […]

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  • Kindness Challenge: 10 Acts of Kindness
    17/12/2018 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    Kindness Challenge: 10 Acts of Kindness

    Being kind to others feels like a no-brainer, and research supports that instinct. Being kind doesn’t just feel good, it’s also good for your health. It has been shown to lower blood pressure, boost joyfulness, reduce pain, improve healing and increase acceptance by peers (otherwise known as popularity). Acts of kindness improve bonds and social […]

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  • New Year’s Resolutions With a Purpose
    30/12/2014 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    New Year’s Resolutions With a Purpose

    We’re all guilty of it – setting resolutions for the New Year that we surely intend to accomplish. Buuuut, things get in the way like babies, kids’ activities, work deadlines or potty training. By the time NYE rolls around again, we’re hoping our glass of bubbly clouds feelings of defeat and disappointment. Cheers to a New […]

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  • 01/12/2014 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    Preparing for Healthy Holiday

    Happy Holidays. That’s a command – not a statement. “I love it when the holidays hit and I’m so stressed out from purchasing gifts, cleaning, decorating and cooking!” Said no mom. Ever. The holidays are supposed to be wondrous. Families gather, delicious food is shared and bountiful blessings are bestowed on those who seek the […]

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  • Embracing the moments we have
    17/07/2014 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    Embracing the moments we have

    This week I am dedicating my post to a friend. I want to highlight the importance of being in the moment and really appreciating the people you care about. A friend and colleague recently lost her eight year old son unexpectedly. From the heart-felt stories at his celebration of life services, I learned that Josh […]

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  • Celebrating healthy mamas everywhere
    12/05/2014 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    Celebrating healthy mamas everywhere

    Committing to raising a healthy family is a HUGE job! Like me, I’m sure you have a long list of actions you’re willing to take to raise a healthy family. For me, it means: Fewer vacations – Allocating less money to vacations and more money to fresh, organic foods and products for my family Less time – Spending extra time […]

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  • 5 Simple, Frugal Ways to Pamper Yourself
    24/03/2014 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    5 Simple, Frugal Ways to Pamper Yourself

    We go and go and go. Make breakfast. Pack lunch. Throw in laundry. Drop off the kids. Head to the office or back home. Prep dinner. Pick up the kids. Prep snack. Make snacks. Swap laundry. Play with kids. Cook dinner. Bath time. Bedtime routine.Clean kitchen. Pick up toys. Fold laundry. Rinse. Repeat. Sound like […]

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  • 5 Simple Tips to Avoid Post Vacation Exhaustion
    24/04/2013 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    5 Simple Tips to Avoid Post Vacation Exhaustion

    Sand? Trees? Snow? Whatever you fancy, vacations are supposed to be fabulous. When I have a vacation to look forward to, I just have much more pep in my step. Don’t you? The only problem is all too often, I hear my clients say “I need a vacation from my vacation.” What?! That doesn’t make […]

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  • A Delicious Solution to Migraines
    15/04/2013 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    A Delicious Solution to Migraines

    Migraines just plain SUCK. Apologies for the foul language I’m normally not so crude  (Ha! Just checking to see if you’re really paying attention). No, but really, they are just plain horrible. I remember the first time I ever experienced a migraine. Winter 2006, 9pm, Chicago, IL. Yup. That darn thing knocked me d-o-w-n.Until recently, […]

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  • We’re Doing Something Crazy… Who’s In?
    18/02/2013 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    We’re Doing Something Crazy… Who’s In?

    So, my husband & I are about to do something CRAZY!  I mean really crazy. A family with a new 6-month old living in New England during a particularly snowy winter just does not do this. When I told my parents of our plans, I thought my mom was going to have a heart attack. […]

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