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A Study-Proven Way to Stick to Your New Year’s Resolutions!

By | 2017-02-06T10:57:11+00:00 December 30th, 2016|Categories: Holidays, Psychology, Research|Tags: , , , , , , |

Here's a successful tip for sticking to those New Year's resolutions: Tell as many people as possible about your resolutions. That's it. When we tell someone what we want to do, we are making a social contract or agreement.  We like being socially consistent - we like doing what we say we are going to do.  It sends the message [...]

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12 Pitfalls of Gift-Giving with a Narcissist

By | 2017-02-06T11:10:02+00:00 December 19th, 2016|Categories: Holidays, Narcissism|Tags: , , , , , , |

So it's time to exchange gifts with the narcissist in your life.  First, accept two things: 1. The narcissist will never be happy with your gift.  2. This will never change. Here are the common scenarios you will encounter when exchanging gifts with a narcissist: 1. The narcissist tells you that you didn't give them a nice enough [...]

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5 Types of High-Conflict People & What To Do

By | 2017-02-06T11:11:50+00:00 November 22nd, 2016|Categories: Conflict, Family, Holidays, Personality|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Ah, the holidays.  Families spending time together.  But what if you have to spend time with people that love conflict?  While it would be best just to avoid these personality types altogether (and get a lot of conflict right out of your life), it isn't always that simple.  Here are the 5 types of high-conflict people, and what to do [...]

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23 New Year’s Quotes

By | 2016-11-20T07:53:44+00:00 December 31st, 2011|Categories: Holidays|Tags: , , , , , , |

Year's end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us. - Hal Borland We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's [...]

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36 Quotes on Peace and Freedom

By | 2016-11-20T07:53:46+00:00 January 17th, 2011|Categories: Holidays, Quotes|Tags: , , , , |

In honor of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., learn more about peace, non-violent resistance, and freedom through these quotes: "One day we must come to see that peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but that it is a means by which we arrive at that goal. We must pursue peaceful [...]

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A Christmas song for those having a tough holiday season

By | 2016-10-05T06:46:11+00:00 December 22nd, 2010|Categories: Depression/Anxiety, Holidays|Tags: , , , , , |

Most Christmas songs are cheery and happy. For many people, however, the holidays are difficult, and can lead to increased depression and anxiety. I think the song "River" by Joni Mitchell, from her album Blue, is a great Christmas song that deals with grief and loneliness during the holidays.

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7 Tips to Protect Children from Halloween Food Allergies

By | 2016-11-20T07:53:47+00:00 October 28th, 2010|Categories: Asthma, Holidays, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Halloween can be a difficult time for children with food allergies. More than 3 million children have good allergies in the United States. The only way to prevent food allergy reactions is to avoid the food completely. However, there are many treats that are given to children at Halloween parties or when they are trick-or-treating. In [...]

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Tips for Easing Your Child’s Halloween Fears

By | 2016-11-20T07:53:47+00:00 October 28th, 2010|Categories: Holidays|Tags: , , , |

With Halloween just days away, some children may be having more fears than usual. Seeing adults and family members in costumes and masks can be pretty frightening to a young child. How do you help your child enjoy Halloween without becoming overcome with fear? First, let your child know when Halloween is coming. Talk to them [...]

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Controlling Holiday Spending

By | 2016-11-20T07:53:48+00:00 December 9th, 2009|Categories: Holidays, Money|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Here are some tips to help stop overspending during the holidays. Determine a “Want” from a “Need" Do you or the gift recipient really need that?? Seriously?? Pick One Person Out of the Family Instead of buying gifts for your entire family, have everyone in the family pick one name out of a hat. And set [...]

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