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Doing Good is Good for You

Doing Good is Good for You

Has anyone ever told you that doing good things is good for you? Well, research shows that random acts of kindness or paying it forward, as some call it, have mental health and physical health benefits. Have you ever paid for the coffee of the person in line behind you? What about donating gently used…

Things to Consider for a Healthy Divorce

Things to Consider for a Healthy Divorce

Marriage and divorce are common experiences in Western culture. According to the American Psychological Association, 90 percent of the people living in the United States marry by the age of 50. Children will often experience more problems when parents remain in high-conflict marriages instead of splitting up. No one expects a marriage to end in…

Setting Goals Instead of Resolutions

Setting Goals Instead of Resolutions

Are you tired of making New Year’s resolutions only to forget all about them sometime before the year is through? Well, you are in good company. According to U.S. News and World Report, 80 percent of Americans fail to achieve their New Year’s resolutions, and most will lose their resolve as early as mid-February. There…

Tips to Beat Holiday Blues

Tips to Beat Holiday Blues

Here are some tips and tactics to use to help during the tough moments when experiencing holiday blues.

May is Mental Health Month:  Would You Know When You’ve Gone Too Far?

May is Mental Health Month: Would You Know When You’ve Gone Too Far?

We must acknowledge that there are still various communities with cultural stigma and bias towards mental health. The negative beliefs make it difficult for those who are suffering to receive the necessary support needed. Mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health and well-being, and mental illnesses are common and treatable. However, people experience symptoms…

5 Ways to Help Your Children Manage Their Anger

5 Ways to Help Your Children Manage Their Anger

1. Start with Yourself Model calm behavior. Show your children that you can control your temper. Show them that you can calm yourself down when you get angry, even when disciplining them. Children learn by example and they are watching how you handle conflicts and disagreements. 2. Express Anger with Words Many kids display anger…

Foundations of Intimate Relationships

Foundations of Intimate Relationships

Earlier this month I wrote about friendships and how to maintain that type of relationship. There are commonalities in all good relationships but they have different elements. In this post, I will discuss intimate relationships. How Intimate Relationships are Different Intimate relationships are different than friendships and most other types of relationships because they involve physical and…

Have That “New Year” Magic All Year Long!

Have That “New Year” Magic All Year Long!

Every New Year may seem magical; however, the magic is not in the year but in you. You can have this renewed magical feeling every month, every six months, heck every day! Setting your intentions, having strong commitments and reaching your goals are key!!! You have to create habits that lead to your success. So…

Dealing With Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment

Dealing With Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment

The countless feelings you may go through when diagnosed with cancer can be overwhelming. You may ask yourself, “How will my family and I get through this?” or “How much do I tell my children about my illness?” While there are many developments being made in cancer treatment, it is understandable that you and your family…