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Tips to Manage Change When Life Throws You a Curve

Our lives are constantly changing – getting married, moving to a new home, starting a new job, having a new baby, facing an empty nest, retiring – all of these changes happen to most of us. There are simple, normal, everyday changes that have to be faced – just getting older, or even, to a… Read more »

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New Year’s Resolution: Simplify Your Life

“I’m really busy,” seems to be the catch phrase of the day. The busier we are, the more important we feel. Then we become hooked on the fast-paced life and the status we think it brings – you think you’re busy – wait till you hear what I’m doing. But eventually, we realize that being… Read more »

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Creativity: Your Hidden Superpower

Creativity is not something you either have or you don’t. Before you learned there was such a thing as a “real artist” or a “real musician,” you knew “real creativity.” You made up songs in the bathtub. You told stories to your stuffed animals. You banged on pots and pans. You made cards for everyone… Read more »

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Can Your Anger Be A Gift For You?

“Definitely, YES” – it all depends on your perspective. As fellow anger-sufferers, whether we feel intense, chronic anger or intermittent and embarrassing anger, most of us are not likely to say to ourselves: “WOW! What a gift it is to have this feeling of anger. I sure hope I will receive more gifts soon. I… Read more »

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Cultivate an Attitude of Gratitude

“So much has been given to me. I have no time to ponder over that which has been denied.” Helen Keller As we gather with family and friends to celebrate Thanksgiving, we commonly reflect on the things in our lives for which we are grateful. But, cultivating a year round, day by day practice of… Read more »

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When a parent’s gut says something is not right…

A child slowly begins to retreat from their friends; another cannot stand the feel of clothing tags on his skin; a five year old that just won’t stop fidgeting; a young girl that can’t seem to leave the house anymore; a nine year old boy that is angry all the time. These are profiles of… Read more »

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Ways To Help Your Child Overcome Anxiety

Anxiety is a normal response to something dangerous or stressful. Anxiety can be an adaptive response when it motivates us or warns us of danger. However, anxiety can also show up unexpectedly, causing such distress that it interferes with a person’s ability to lead a normal life. It can affect the way that we think,… Read more »

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4 Reflections to Help You Manage Grief During the Holidays

Holidays after someone has died can be especially difficult. Many families get together during the holidays, often reminding us again of the loss. There are a few things that it can be helpful to remember, especially if this is the first holiday without a loved one: It’s perfectly normal to have renewed feelings of grief… Read more »

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3 ways that Volunteering Contributes to Positive Mental Health

We often think that volunteering is an activity through which we give to others or give back to our community. That’s true! But it’s a two way street. Volunteers also derive great benefits from volunteering, benefits that include contributing to one’s own positive mental health. Mental health is described by the World Health Organization (WHO)… Read more »

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