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“I’ve Seen Fire and I’ve Seen Rain…” Natural Disaster Anxiety

NATURAL DISASTER ANXIETY Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Katrina, The Memorial Day Flood, California Wildfires, The Tubbs Fire, Hurricane Maria . . . These are a few potentially devastating disasters that we've faced across the country--some of which…

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Perseverance: The Key to Keep Going

Walter Elliot said, “Perseverance is not one long race. It is many short races, one after the other.” Losing weight requires perseverance! I gained ten pounds by lying in hospitals for a month, eating regular meals while not doing any regular…

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Babies Aren’t Born Hungry: Myths About Breastfeeding That Might Surprise You

For the five+ years I've worked with Moms and newborn babies, it's baffled me how many complications get in the way of successful breastfeeding. First, I should probably clarify the reasons why breastfeeding is much better than formula feeding:…

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4 Easy Ways to Help You Get a Great Night’s Sleep!

If you sometimes have difficulty sleeping, then this article will help you understand what steps can be taken to change this. Follow the four methods below to increase and better your slumber. Method #1 ~ Bed association: Sounds strange, but what…

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Happiness Can Be Your “Present” – No Matter Your Past

"(Because I'm happy) Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof (Because I'm happy) Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth…" Pharell Williams I met an Uber driver whose initials are S.W., and whose infectious optimism prompted…

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5 Things to Do When You’re Feeling Low on Energy

We all have those days, right? We know them, we recognize them, we know they come and go, and yet when we have low energy we feel stuck and don't know what to do. Here are five easy things to do to quickly increase your energy level: 1. Stand Up The…

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3 Ways You Can Calm Your Mind in Hectic Situations

Sometimes life can become overwhelming. Certain situations can simply become too much to handle. Stress levels can rise to the point of becoming a health hazard. When your body's pumped full of adrenaline, cognitive function can become impaired.…

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Boost Your IQ With These Simple Tips & Strategies

There seems to be a common thought that intelligence is inherent and can’t be changed -- that you have a certain level of intelligence and that’s the end of it. "He’s clever, I’m not, and that’s just the way it is..." This is absolutely untrue! The…

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Developing Emotional Intelligence in Your Children

When my kids were little, I always thought that showing emotion was bad. I thought it would burden my kids with unnecessary worries about me and my well being. So I kept the emotional outbursts within my bedroom walls. Admittedly, there were times I…

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Red, Yellow, Green: Teaching Your Child About Nutrition

When it comes to dieting, there are so many philosophies on what a healthy diet consists of: gluten free, low carb, sugar free, low fat, vegan, vegetarian, etc. Nevertheless, I think we can all agree that the more fresh fruit and vegetables and the…

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