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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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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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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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Anger and Stress on the Internet

Anger and stress on the internet has become all too commonplace. Whether it’s a discussion about the government’s latest faux pas, parents raising children with disabilities, or a woman claiming she didn’t know she was pregnant, nasty comments posted on the internet abound. All you need to do is read the comments… Read More >>

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Boston Marathon Terror: How to Stay Sane Amidst Anguish and Fear

With news and social media bombarding us with images of the Boston Marathon terror, you may be wondering how to stay sane amidst anguish and fear. One can’t help but feel a sense of profound sadness and depression in the aftermath of such a senseless act. It is difficult, if not impossible,… Read More >>

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Disrespectful Children: When Your Kids’ Fighting is Out of Control

Do you have disrespectful children that are constantly fighting with you and each other? Are there endless screaming matches, where everyone feels defeated? Do you feel like you might go insane if nothing changes in your home? You are not alone. Everybody knows that siblings fight, and that this is to be… Read More >>

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