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Techniques to improve our relationships Moving on from your last relationship Five Lessons to Enhance Your Relationships

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Stressed Out Stress in America

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Happiness 101 Happiness 101 Part 2 Happiness 101 part 3

Anxiety

Reducing anxiety With age comes less worry Don't Panic

Depression

Effects of Depression & Chronic Stress Overcoming Holiday Blues Fall And Depression

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Self Esteem Power of Introverts Are you a dog or a cat?

Addiction

Digital Detox A week without tech Coffee

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The Interview Vacations Office Romances

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Sleepless in Peoria Part 1 Sleepless in Peoria Part 2 Lost art of sleep

Marriage

Marriage Sweeteners Divorce can take a toll Fight for your marriage

Communication/Anger

What to say? Not to Say? Anger

Assertiveness

How to speak up Assertiveness - Can you say no?

Weight

Food cravings Food for thought Body Image

Forgiveness

Figuring out forgiveness Are you chronically late?

Boundaries

Setting boundaries Are you needy Social media over-share

Friendships

Friendships, dilemmas and solutions Women & friendships Friendship Phases

Parenting

Parenting style Helping children cope with tragedy Empty Nesters

SAD

What is Seasonal Affective Disorder Seasonal Affective Disorder

Articles

Conversational Styles: Are Men and Women the Same?

22 July 2015





We all know that men are from Mars and women are from Venus, but what does that mean in a real “day to day” living arrangement? Generally speaking women are “talkers” and men are generally “doers.” These differences make for great blending, but they can also create some difficult problems for many couples. 

 Does gender really break down into talkers and non-talkers? 

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Where Was I Going?

3 July 2015



Where was I going? Many of us worry when we forget things…but how do we know when forgetfulness is normal and when is it something else.


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Can’t Make A Decision?

26 June 2015

Can’t Make A Decision?

Are you one of those people who have a hard time deciding where to eat at night? Can’t choose between the IPhone or the Droid? Perhaps just choosing a pair of jeans can take you into a neurotic episode… Let’s look at why some people have such a difficult time making decisions and some tips to making the process a little easier. 

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What Do You Know About Anxiety?

26 June 2015

Do you feel uncomfortable in groups? Do you find yourself suddenly terrified, sweaty, and unable to breathe? Are you uncomfortable in closed elevators or fearful of snakes or spiders? If so, you might suffer from the #1 mental health concern in America… an anxiety disorder. 

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6 Essential Needs for a Healthy Relationship

26 June 2015

Being in love isn’t the only thing that creates a happy and enduring relationship. Statistics show that almost 1/2 of all marriages end in divorce. This staggering statistic illustrates that the art of finding and maintaining healthy relationships might be an elusive commodity. 

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Conversational Styles:  Are Men and Women the Same?

26 June 2015




We all know that men are from Mars and women are from Venus, but what does that mean in a real “day to day” living arrangement? Generally speaking women are “talkers” and men are generally “doers.” These differences make for great blending, but they can also create some difficult problems for many couples. 


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What’s Eating You?

24 June 2015

Are your life choices adding on the pounds? Here’s some research about the personality of chronic eaters and some suggestions for ending the destructive pattern of eating to stuff your feelings 


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9 Keys to a Better Night’s Sleep

24 June 2015

Ask anyone who has missed a few nights sleep…. Sleep is just as essential as food, air and water. An estimated 40 million Americans have difficulty attaining the sleep they need to help them work and play at their full potential. Statistics indicate that one in three adults have difficulty with sleep or insomnia in their lifetime.

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6 Tips to Reduce Your Shyness

24 June 2015

Many people experience shyness at times in their lives, but some people experience intense avoidance or apprehension in social situation. Shyness can be a devastating anxiety disorder, but it can be effectively treated.

 Is there a difference between being shy and being an introvert? 

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Road Ragers:  Are You Guilty?

20 June 2015

The weather is getting warmer, and more people are excited about getting out of their houses and go for a wonderful ride and enjoying the sights of spring… but will you find yourself a victim of a “road ranger?” 

Road Rage:
Road rage or road violence is characterized by deliberate or dangerous driving under the influence of anger or frustration, or a violent emotion. 

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The Power of a Smile

20 June 2015

Recent studies show that a genuine smile can enhance and benefit your life in more ways than you can imagine. 

•Researchers have found that smiling can slow down our heart rate and eliminate stress. This happens even when we are not aware of showing that grin. 

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The Art of Compromise in 5 Easy Steps

16 June 2015

•Many people see “compromising” in negative terms, or something in which you “lose” something. 

 •Many view compromising as a weakness and see things in a black or white way with the viewpoint of winners and losers 

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Are You Stressed Working in Tight Corners?

15 June 2015

•The Sheldon Cooper: Having a “know it all” attitude turns people off, and does nothing to bring people closer to you. 

 •Workaholic Wannabee. Do you show up late, take two hour lunch hours, and then not get started really working until close to 2 pm? Workers who don’t pull their weight don’t make good co-workers 

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Game ON !!!

15 June 2015

Recent research indicates that “gaming” might really be good for you. Despite what you’ve heard in the past, those of you who spend your days and nights playing “Angry Birds” and other games might be doing something wonderful for your brain. 

•Gaming boosts our creativity. Statistics showed that girls who played electronic games scored higher scores on the Torrance test of creativity. 

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4 Proven Ways to Enhance Your Happiness Quotient

15 June 2015

Dr. Sonya Lyumbomirsky, researcher from the University of California, is the foremost authority on happiness. Her research shows that 50% of our happiness is based on a “set point” that is genetic determined. The theory reports that every individual has their own individual “set point” which is their natural level of happiness. Dr. Lyumbomirsky states that 10% of our happiness quotient is determined by life events that raise or lower our happiness quotient. That means that the remaining 40% of our happiness is within our control. The 40% that is within our control is defined as our “intentional activities” that we can use to enhance our happiness quotient. The theory defines that premise that we can dramatically change our happiness with intention activities that are positive and fulfilling. 

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Color:  Does it Say Something About Your Personality?

15 June 2015

Color psychology… Does It Say Something About You?

Does color really affect our physiological and psychological well-being? Let’s have a little fun as we will look at color, and how it relates to our moods, our choices, and the message color sends to others. 

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Can’t Make a Decision?

15 June 2015

Are you one of those people who have a hard time deciding where to eat at night? Can’t choose between the IPhone or the Droid? Perhaps just choosing a pair of jeans can take you into a neurotic episode… If you have a difficult time making decisions, here are some tips to making the process a little easier. 

•Some people see the world in black and white and have a relatively easy time making decisions.

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How to Recover From Loss

15 June 2015

How to recover from loss We are not powerless specks of dust drifting around in the wind, blown by random destiny. We are, each of us, like beautiful snowflakes - unique, and born for a specific reason and purpose. —Elizabeth Kubler-Ross 

The loss of a loved one affects us in many ways, some of which are unexpected. Noted for her expertise in grief and loss, Elizabeth Kubler-Ross has identified five commonly experienced stages of grief and mourning.

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6 Essential Needs for a Healthy Relationship

15 June 2015

6 Essential Needs for Healthy Relationships Being in love isn’t the only thing that creates a happy and enduring relationship. Statistics show that almost 1/2 of all marriages end in divorce. This staggering statistic illustrates that the art of finding and maintaining healthy relationships might be an elusive commodity. 

 What is the most commonly forgotten element of a healthy relationship? Surpassingly, the answer is quite simple. You must learn to love yourself before you can love someone else. Anytime you are not connected with yourself, or find yourself “lost” in a relationship, you can be assured of unhappiness. 

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