How to Start Giving Back! 5 Easy Ways to Start Today

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Help yourself before helping others Oh, how I love the crispness of a new year. For me, it is the perfect opportunity to reflect on the past and to set intentions for the future. I don’t know about you, but 2017 has been a big year! I have seen this in my own life, in […]

Why Stress is my Superpower

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Learning to harness my secret superpower during the most difficult year of my life. This is a story about one of the most difficult years of my life. And it’s also a story about how I discovered that the very thing I thought was going to ruin me was actually my secret weapon. And no, […]

Toxic Family Relationships Signs: Identifying Bad Relationships

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Setting boundaries with toxic family members Have you ever found yourself staring incredulously over at the family who seems to have it all together and wonder why your family looks like nothing like that? You know, two gorgeous kids complete with nice clothes and perfect manners, blissfully happy parents living in a beautiful home and […]

Keep Calm – Christmas Stress Management Techniques

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I have a confession. I exploited Santa this year. My 5-year-old daughter, Sammy, was having one of those moments all parents love where she was tired and grumpy, and nothing I said was going to shake her out of it. Except .. Santa. She is at that perfect age where reality and fantasy are intertwined, […]