Category Archives: Holiday

Are you dreading the holidays? Learn to set boundaries now!

Another Thanksgiving has come and gone and all that remains are the leftovers… and possibly some hard feelings. If looking ahead to the next round of holiday dinners and gatherings has you particularly distressed, you are not alone. On the … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day – It’s All Your Fault!

For centuries, mothers have been revered and vilified. The pressure to be a perfect mom and raise perfect children is high, but it’s a no-win situation because whatever we do, someone will think it’s wrong. We’re too loving or too … Continue reading

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Ditch the resolutions! Try gratitude instead.

This New Year’s Eve, instead of making the same old tired resolutions that you’ll most likely abandon in a few weeks anyway, consider trying something that could really change your life: gratitude. It may not be as dramatic as, say, … Continue reading

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It’s NOT Too Late: 5 Gifts to Give Yourself (that won’t cost you a dime!)

Now that you’ve figured out what to give all the people in your life, it is time to consider giving to yourself. These are not the latest shiny things that were on your list, but they do have the potential to bring a smile to your face. … Continue reading

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5 Effective Ways to Talk to Teens About Drinking and Driving

Having teens that drive (or ride in cars with other teen drivers) is generally enough stress for parents all on its own. Throw in the issue of underage drinking and it is more than any reasonable parent wants to face. … Continue reading

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Consider the Turkey

“Smile, breathe and go slowly.” – Thich Nhat Hanh, Zen Buddhist monk Anyone who has prepared a Thanksgiving dinner is likely familiar with this scenario: You spend two or three days shopping, cooking and cleaning up in preparation for the feast. … Continue reading

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November is National Runaway Prevention Month: The Tragedy of Runaway and Homeless Youth

Right about now, most of us are thinking about spending time with family and friends, gathering for meals and exchanging gifts. But for the estimated 1.6 to 2.8 million runaway and homeless youth in America, the only concern is day-to-day … Continue reading

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