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14
Apr

When Stress Becomes Physical

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No doubt you’re aware that stress can negatively affect your health—both mentally and physically. What you may not know, however, is that the symptoms of stress often play off each other, increasing the severity of each one. While physical symptoms like insomnia or back pain are no fun for anyone, the physical indicators of stress [...]

16
Mar

Help! My Child Isn’t Good at Sports

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All parents enjoy watching their children succeed. From an early age, we track their achievements, measuring them up against other kids and often going out of our way to aid their success. This is particularly true with athletics. I think we all can agree that it’s fun to be a team parent when your son [...]

07
Mar

Teen Violence — Warning Signs and Ways to Help

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We all want to protect our children. From the moment they’re born, the fear of them being harmed (and what we can do to prevent it) is never far from our thoughts—even when they’ve grown and left the nest. Teen violence has been a topic of national discussion lately, particularly following the release of a [...]

16
Feb

How to Spot Social Media Addiction

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Stop! Before checking your Facebook page or Twitter feed one more time, take a moment to consider the following: As of 2014, nearly three out of four Americans use some form of social networking site. And, almost a quarter of those individuals check their Facebook accounts five or more times a day. When you think [...]

05
Feb

3 Tips for Dealing with Strong Emotions in the Workplace

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If you’ve worked in an office setting for any length of time, chances are, you have a story or two about emotionally charged situations. Maybe it’s the time Bob from Sales and Sue from Marketing got into a screaming fight about the presidential election. Or perhaps it happened when the intern got so angry at [...]

17
Jan

When it’s Okay to Say No—and How to Say It

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We all have at least one friend who can’t say no. She rushes around, burning through her own energy reserves to help others reach their goals. In the meantime, her own ambitions gather dust. The desire to help others may be a noble attribute, but if taken to unhealthy levels, it can also cause unnecessary [...]

05
Jan

New Year’s Resolutions: Take a Different Approach

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Now that the holiday season is over and 2015 is upon us, you may discover that following through on your new year’s resolutions is more challenging that you anticipated. Reaching an important goal or making a significant life change is never an easy task, but it can be well worth the effort. So, if you’re [...]

16
Dec

4 Ways to Process Loneliness During the Holidays

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The winter holidays can be a time of joy and togetherness, but for many, the season can bring grief far more intense than any other time of the year. Those of us who have lost family or friends (particularly during this time) may view the holidays as a reminder of what’s been lost. And our culture’s [...]

01
Dec

Giving Back: Five Ways to Make a Difference This Holiday Season

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As you prepare for the holidays, tackling a daunting shopping list may be your primary focus. While it’s true that giving and receiving gifts brings families and friends closer together, it’s also important to remember that many charities rely on the period between Thanksgiving and Christmas for the lion’s share of their annual donations. Countless [...]

17
Nov

Shedding the Stress of Black Friday

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As the holiday season quickly approaches, many people feel overwhelmed by the mountain of tasks that pile up—scheduling trips, finding the perfect presents for the kids (or the in-laws), holding on to favorite traditions—all while trying to keep up with work and other daily commitments. Lately, it all begins with Black Friday, the official start [...]

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