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Managing Holiday Stress

The holiday season is upon us and with it, increased stress. Greeting cards and television programs make holiday events look so easy and careless; a fabulous meal, well-behaved family members, house guests with manners, gifts presented in flawless wrapping, and the list goes on.   How many times have we envisioned a similar event for our […]

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Coping with Unemployment Anxiety

Jamie, age 45, is by all measures a talented and hard-working person. He has earned multiple graduate degrees and amassed much professional expertise. Yet Jamie finds himself unemployed, with no immediate job-prospects. He is surprised to find himself in this position in mid-life, and has been experiencing feelings of anxiety and depression. He says: “I’ve been […]

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Coping through difficult times

As we begin our blogging journey we hope to create a source of information which is helpful to those who read it and in some way can provide a source of healing, inspiration, hope and learning. To change our attitude we will need to change our self-talk to a more positive, less pessimistic, less rigid, […]

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Timeouts: Not Just For Kids Anymore

Most adults are familiar with the idea of the timeout. You give a child a timeout when they get too pushy, too loud, or too angry. Ask a parent how a timeout is helpful and he or she might say, “I give my child a timeout so he/she can cool down. Kids listen and behave […]

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Ways Parents Can Help Their Children Cope With Divorce

Divorce affect a high percentage of families and the most important thing that a parent can do, once divorce occurs, is to recognize that the process affects the whole family in various, individualized ways. To help children cope wth divorce studies show that a solid support system ensures better adjustment. Children do best when both […]

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