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Avoid Catching the Holiday Blues

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Avoid Catching the Holiday Blues

How to Avoid Catching the Holiday Blues 1. Simplify - While traditions are wonderful, some years it may be better to simplify. You don't have to cook an elaborate meal - you could instead order your turkey dinner pre-made or make something completely different that's easier (like subs or tacos). It can be fun to change things up occasionally and simplifying eliminates some of the stress. And before you think it will ruin the holiday, sometimes the years we did things out of the ordinary is when we created some of the best memories. 2. Create boundaries - is getting together...

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Steps to Take After Medical Abuse or Neglect

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Steps to Take After Medical Abuse or Neglect

The Unfortunate Reality For anyone seeking care from the medical community, we unfortunately must accept that mistakes happen. Keep in mind, though, that just because a mistake happens, does not mean it was a case of abuse/neglect. So, before we discuss steps to take after abuse/neglect, let's review some things to keep in perspective. 1. Medical Professionals are human beings. They do not have infinite knowledge 2. Medical providers are "practicing" medicine. Mistakes will happen and wrong decisions will be made throughout their career as they continue to learn. 3. Whether a mistake is abuse/neglect depends on the attitude of the medical...

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Is Your Child Doing Well?

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Is Your Child Doing Well?

Sadly for parents, life doesn't come with an instruction manual for each situation you may face with your children. There will be times where your kids may seem perfectly fine when they are actually needing extra support. Especially during stressful times, it is so important to spend quality time talking with your kids so you have a good understanding of what's happening in their mind and heart. This will help you know if your child is developing negative survival techniques. Negative Survival Techniques and How To Help Earlier this week on social media we talk about the negative survival techniques kids can...

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Let Your Limits Be Your Springboard

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Do you ever feel like your limits....well, limit you. Sometimes even paralyze you into doing nothing? It can be so hard to push past that feeling but when you do you will often find that it helped in other ways that would not have happened if it were not for the difficult things you have to work through. There have been so many that have learned tenacity and accomplished some amazing things because their limits pushed them to be strong in other ways.

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Finding Peace through Accepting Limits

Finding Peace through Accepting Limits

Finding Peace through Accepting Limits The Lie There is a popular lie going around today that we need to always have "positive" thoughts to guarantee a positive fate for ourselves. The people teaching that are sadly taking away emotional and mental parts of us that are just as important as "happy" thoughts and feelings (watch the movie Inside Out if you don't believe me). The Truth First of all take the pressure off yourself - your thoughts and feelings don't determine whether the stoplight turns green or whether you get a flat tire on the way to an important meeting. Life just...

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