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Holidays

More Than a Three-Day Weekend

For some people, Memorial Day is just another three-day weekend, the beginning of grilling season, the opening of community pools. It has become a day of great joy for many people. Most realize the day has something to do with honoring military, so veterans are often thanked for their service or even told “Happy Memorial ...

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Stress-Reducing Tips For 2019

Advertisements are filling the mail, decorations are mounting in the stores and the time for planning the events of the season is here. But thoughts of all these activities can bring more stress than pleasure if we lose perspective and allow anxiety to take over. If the holidays are becoming more stressful than joyful, you ...

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Don’t “Cold Turkey” Technology Over the Holidays

If you’re in charge of making this year’s family Thanksgiving one to remember, a potential recipe for disaster is insisting everyone go “cold turkey” using their handheld devices. No, teenagers shouldn’t be sending Snapchats when grandma asks them repeatedly to pass the cranberry sauce. Be in the moment, kids! While some traditions are bound to ...

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The Great Thing About Gratefulness

The sights and sounds of the holidays are all around us. It started before our Halloween candy had even been devoured. Turkeys, trees, candles, and lights have popped up everywhere you look and will be with us through the start of the New Year. It can very be easy to get caught up in the ...

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The Greatest Gift

Imagine a gift that can increase self esteem, reduce stress, and can be given to anybody. Imagine a gift that can lift spirits, enliven inspiration, and even ignite passions.  This ideal gift is not found by shopping online, or at the mall, or within the catalogues mounting in your mailbox.  It is not something that ...

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Five Ways to Handle Holiday Hazards

Holidays are a time to enjoy traditions, family and friends. However, we often let our behaviors prevent us from making the most of a special season. The likely result maybe tons of stress on us and our families. Here are five examples of holiday hazards, with tips to minimize these behaviors, reduce stress and enjoy ...