New Mom? How to Stay Calm and Cope Well

  Ah, those new-mom emotions. Joy, love, happiness, excitement, wonder—and stress, exhaustion, frustration, fear, even resentment. Even this most positive experience can come with a boatload it of overwhelm. Staying calm and coping is not as easy as you might...

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Courage to Change: 6 Tips to Build Confidence

A central part of the “serenity prayer,” attributed to theologian Reinhold Niebuhr and made famous by the 12-step movement, is the request for “the courage to change the things I can.” Your self-confidence is one of the things you can...

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Building a Strong Support Network

You’ve just hung up the phone. The caller told you, kindly but firmly, that you didn’t get the job. This is the third rejection you’ve had in as many weeks. You’re running out of money, out of time. You’ve...

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6 Easy Ways You Can Recharge Your Relationships

The Need to Recharge and Reconnect You’re in a long-term relationship. You love and respect each other, but it’s all a bit ho-hum. The spark is gone. What’s wrong? Before you blame yourself, your partner, or the relationship, consider the following. The...

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How To Keep The Faith In Turbulent Times

It can seem, in these turbulent times, that there is no good news.  Our news feeds on social media, the daily papers, the TV evening news: wall-to-wall, 24/7, disaster after disaster. How can we keep the faith in the...

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Finding Balance in an Unbalanced World

  Have you lost your balance?   You’re a productive person. You get through an amazing pile of tasks every day. But there’s always a long list of things you didn’t get to. What’s wrong? Maybe you have lost your balance. Giving your...

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Holidays- Pleasure or Pressure?

“It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!” Or is it? ‘Tis the season when our usual work and family responsibilities plus seasonal obligations can add up to an overwhelming load. Holiday baking, gift shopping, decorating, along with entertaining friends and...

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Too Stressed To Live Your Best? 5 Soothing Solutions.

 You’ve heard it before: Get your “me time.” Calm down. Relax. Got it…De-stress to be your best. Sounds good. You know you should. Now, how exactly does that happen? Honestly, how do you  “de-stress” when your very busy, very demanding real life provides very...

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Tips To Encourage Your Teen To Give Therapy A Try

    Teens can be tough to talk to. Especially a teen who needs therapy. Maybe they’re too depressed or angry to say much. Perhaps your relationship is fragile and you don’t know what to say. Or maybe you broached the topic already. How did that go?...

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Calling in Backup: How to Secure a Reliable, Responsive Support System

  “No man is an island” the saying goes. Well, no woman is either! That’s not to say that women are weak. Quite to the contrary. We’re strong, tough, and robust. We bear up under the pangs of childbirth—often multiple times. And...

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