Tips To Reduce Stress At The Holiday Time

1. Don’t try to settle long-term relationship conflicts or disputes during the holidays. 2. Set aside some time for nuclear/immediate family traditions. 3. Shop early and save the holiday time for the non-commercial aspects of Christmas. 4. Take time for yourself to reflect and enjoy. 5. Take time off during the holidays. 6. Keep things […]

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Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal Affective Disorder (also called SAD) is a type of depression that is triggered by the seasons of the year. The most common type of SAD is called winter-onset depression. Symptoms usually begin in late fall or early winter and go away by summer. Between 4% and 6 % of people in the U.S. suffer […]

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15 Ways to Exercise Your Brain

Although most of us think of motor skills and cognitive skills as like oil and water, in fact a number of studies have found that refining your sensory-motor skills can bolster cognitive ones. No one knows exactly why, but it may be that the two brain systems are more interconnected than we realize. So learn […]

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Languages of Love

According to Dr. Gary Chapman, each of us speaks and understands a language that makes it easy for us to feel loved. Your love language probably differs from that of your loved one’s. If you try to communicate using only your native language, it may be foreign to others. To be understood, you need to […]

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7 Tips to Improve Family Communication

Family communication plays a significant part in building and nurturing a family. Good communication among husband and wife and between parents and children, as well as between siblings fosters a harmonious and loving relationship. Improving family communication cultivates love, trust and respect and more importantly, it helps the family cope with life’s up and downs […]

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Get More Joy From Your Money

Research suggests that experiences – a family trip to the Grand Canyon or a French class – are often better investments than things. In one recent study, nearly 60 percent of participants believed the former to be more “worth it” than the latter. That is because we identify more with our experiences, so we feel […]

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Self-esteem: Boost your self-image with these 5 steps

Low self-esteem can negatively affect virtually every part of your life, including your relationships, your job and your health. But you can raise your self-esteem to a healthy level, even if you’re an adult who’s been harboring a negative self-image since childhood. Changing the way you think — about yourself and your life — is […]

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