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The Winter Blues

The Winter Blues = Seasonal Affective Disorder (Updated from November 2015) It’s that time of year. It hits me every fall with the time change and even though I’m aware it may come . . . it stills kicks me

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How to Practice Joy this Holiday Season

As expectations mount, the stress of the holiday season can dampen even the most well-intentioned spirit. It’s hard to feel festive when disappointment looms large. If you give yourself the gift of joy this season, it just might ripple to

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Be Thankful for You

The Benefits of Being Thankful By now it’s no secret that practicing gratitude improves your health. The scientifically proven benefits are numerous and widely reported by Forbes, Psychology Today, Huffington Post, and the like.  Being thankful can: Strengthen your relationships

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For the Love of Yourself

I just finished a book a called Brain on Fire, by Susannah Cahalan, a fascinating story about how the author, a young woman in her mid-twenties, went through a year long battle with a rare auto-immune disorder that affected her brain

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Win a Fall Wellness Package

Treat Yourself to Wellness How is fall going for you? While you have a moment, take a deep breath and check in with yourself. Are you carving out time to nurture your mind, spirit and body? Scheduling a wellness session is

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Win A FREE Fall Wellness Package

Details coming soon. This promotion is scheduled to begin on Monday, October 3, 2016. Please check back then. Thank you for your interest.

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Transition Well

Transition: an abrupt change in energy If you google ‘transition from summer to fall,’ you’ll find a host of fashionable ideas on how to blend your summer and fall wardrobes. You’ll find very little, however, on how to blend the conflicting

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Creating yourself vs. finding yourself

Before you go looking for yourself, consider the possibilty that creating yourself will yield greater fulfillment and deliver more positive results. It will also steer you away from the pitfall of not finding what you’re seeking. Sometimes we need to

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Prepare Intentionally for Back to School

Are you ready? Whether you’re the parent of a first grader or a college student, BACK TO SCHOOL can trigger a host of conflicting emotions. Some of you are clinging to the last remnants of summer while others are counting

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Summer Survival Tips for Busy Parents

If you’re like me, the approach of summer can be fraught with anxiety about how to keep your kids busy, healthy, happy, and more than anything, away from the endless hours of TV, computer and video games.  Now that I’m

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