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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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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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Reverse Seasonal Affective Disorder

Tips for overcoming depression caused by Reverse Seasonal Affective Disorder: Summer is here and while many of us revel in the sunshine, longer days, and relaxed schedules—some of us face the season reluctantly.  Reverse Seasonal Affective Disorder impacts one-tenth of the population and

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