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How to Make New Year’s Resolutions that Stick

It’s almost a new year – the days are already getting longer, sunlight stretching out a little further every evening. You can feel a fresh sort of energy in the air. And, like many, that energy might inspire you to think about how you’ll change this year, how you’ll make efforts to be a new, …

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Holiday Traditions From Around the World

The holidays are here, and with them, colder weather, hot chocolate, and Christmas music in nearly every store. The Walmart near me even has the poles outside dressed up as candy canes. As soon as December hit (earlier even), the whole country began to celebrate. Some traditions are old – decorating the Christmas tree, lighting …

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How to Make the Holidays Magical as a Divorced Parent

Being divorced is difficult, and being divorced with kids during the holidays is even more so. But though it may be difficult for you, it doesn’t have to be for your children. Below are tips for making the post-divorce holiday season fun and love-filled for you and your kids. Make the holiday about the children. …

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Showing gratitude regularly leads to increased happiness.
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Why Thanksgiving Should be Year-Round (No, Really)

Every year we gather around a table with our family, friends, and a roasted turkey to celebrate. But what are we celebrating? We’ve all heard some version of a historically inaccurate story about pilgrims and Native Americans, but a lot of times we seem to miss out on the thanks part of Thanksgiving. We may …

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6 Easy Ways to Build Self-Confidence

Sometimes we feel like life has chewed us up and spit us out on the pavement. Perhaps your confidence was shattered by career problems, loss, or an abusive relationship. Maybe you’re just having a slew of bad luck and aren’t sure how to turn things around. Either way, you can build self-confidence by taking control …

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How you love others can teach you how to love yourself.
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How to Be Single Again: Living and Loving Yourself

by Venn Crawford, Marketing Assistant Last week, we discussed embracing change as a part of recovering from a breakup or divorce. Today I’d like to suggest a change which helped me tremendously – learning how to love yourself. Yes, it sounds vague and empty. People always tell you that “you need to love yourself,” but …

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Being single again can be scary and lonely -- but it can also be a good time to grow.
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How to be Single Again: Letting Change Happen

by Venn Crawford, Marketing Assistant In college, I had a roommate whose world shattered every time she went through a breakup. She always blamed herself, couldn’t cope with being single again, and ended up convinced she was at fault. Most of those breakups were with the same on-again-off-again boyfriend. It wasn’t just the one roommate …

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