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My favorite pin this week is full of fun ways you can use your senses to help combat stress. And let's face it, we can ALL use more tools to beat back the stress monsters in our lives. Especially in the middle of cold, gloomy January. Check out some of the great suggestions: Continue reading
The holidays are here. This is the merriest - and most stressful - time of the year for most of us. We wait all year for the festivities. We stand in line for just the right presents. We deck the halls and trim the tree. We optimistically plan perfect family gatherings. Everything sparkles and glimmers. But, it all comes with a price. And the price is STRESS! We are tired. We are overwhelmed with long to-do lists. We are juggling dozens of commitments. Here are some tips to help you capture the joy of the season without the drama and stress: Continue reading
Anger that feels like it will explode out of you. Fear so strong you can't breath. Sadness that feels like it has no end. Strong emotions are challenging even for the most well-adjusted adult to handle. So much more so for kids! But we can help. We can teach our children coping techniques while they are young that will assist them throughout their lives. Continue reading
Intentionally developing an “attitude of gratitude” is one of the most beneficial actions you can take for your overall well-being. The connection between gratitude and health actually goes back a long way. Throughout history, philosophers and religious leaders have extolled gratitude as a virtue integral to health and well-being. More recently, science has linked gratitude with better health, sounder sleep, less anxiety and depression, higher long-term satisfaction with life and kinder behavior. This one little mental habit – being grateful – dramatically impacts Continue reading
It’s that time of year again. Time to head back to school. All transitions are stressful and, for families with young children, back-to-school time can be particularly difficult. This transition period is even more difficult when children aren’t so thrilled with the prospect of returning to school. So, let’s talk about how to help them cope. Because calmer kids mean smoother transitions. And that is good for everyone! Continue reading

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