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Teens and Stress

Teens have many reasons to feel stressed out.  Between school work, parents, teachers, friends, relationships, jobs and anything else, it’s no wonder teens are feeling the pressure.  You’re not alone, and believe it or not, there are many things you can do to help yourself identify, minimize, and manage your stress. “A… Read More >>

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Homework. Teens. ADHD.

  It is hard raising kids with ADHD. They can be hyper, emotional, disorganized, forgetful, and so much more. They lose their pencils, lunch, jackets, and any else that’s not attached. They forget to do their homework, or to turn it in. The older they get, the higher the stakes. By the… Read More >>

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How Technology Affects Relationships

Have you ever wondered how technology affects relationships or the future of dating?  After finally watching the movie “Her”, my mind is spinning with so many thoughts and questions about the ways technology affects relationships.  The idea that one could actually develop a relationship with an inanimate object is truly disturbing.  Yet,… Read More >>

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Don’t Make Resolutions

I don’t make resolutions, especially at the beginning of the year. You might ask why. Because it is a set-up for failure. And failure leads to self-loathing, which can lead to depression and take a toll on your self-esteem. Furthermore, most resolutions are unrealistic and unattainable to begin with. Now you may… Read More >>

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Avoid Overindulging Your Children

Are you guilty of overindulging your children? Many of us are, especially during the holidays. And then we wonder why they act like obnoxious, spoiled brats. And too many parents fail to recognize that overindulging children contributes to those very bratty behaviors that we wish we never saw. So, how can you… Read More >>

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Are you dreading the holidays? A 5 Step Survival Guide

Are you dreading the holidays? Worried about how to survive being surrounded by family and dealing with conflicts? While this time of year can be filled with joy and laughter, it can also trigger old family patterns and cause emotional distress. Here are 5 things you can do to survive this potentially… Read More >>

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HOW TO BE THANKFUL WHEN YOU’RE NOT

Have you ever wondered how to be thankful when you’re not? It’s no easy task. With relationship problems, financial woes, workplace hardships, and difficult children, it’s no wonder we can’t always find something to be thankful for. Rather, it is easier to get stuck with negative thoughts and beliefs that everyone else… Read More >>

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When the Challenges of Raising a Child With Special Needs Becomes Too Much: One Mother’s Attempted Murder-Suicide

Raising a child with special needs, such as autism, can be challenging, as most of us know. But never would I imagine what happened recently. As I read the recent article about a mother that attempted to kill herself and her daughter with special needs, all I could do was feel sad.… Read More >>

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I JUST NEEDED A BREAK

I just needed a break. Plain and simple. If anybody is wondering where I’ve been and why you haven’t seen my blogs lately, it’s because I JUST NEEDED A BREAK. I decided to practice what I preach. I realized that every day, I’m talking with people and encouraging them to take a… Read More >>

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Are You Happy? – Finding and Keeping Happiness

Are you happy? When is the last time you even thought about that question? What does that even mean to you? Why is it so hard to answer? If you are a parent, especially if you are a single parent, work outside of the home, or have a child with special needs,… Read More >>

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