Not-So-Happy Mother’s Day for Stepmom

Mother’s Day is oftentimes one of the toughest days of the year for stepmoms and blended families. Here are a few tips to help make it a bit more bearable day.

Resolutions: Can They Stick?

According to Forbes, over 50 percent of Americans make resolutions for New Years. However, the research shows that approximately 8 percent of American actually achieve these goals. Here are several helpful suggestions that will support success in achieving these goals. It’s a process. It was a process for you to … Read More

Eating During the Holidays

When I think about the holidays, I immediately envision family and food. While some may look forward to spending time surrounded by family and feasting, others can dread this time of year.  The holidays can be a trigger time for those suffering from an eating disorder. In fact, in January, … Read More

Mother’s Day When You’ve Lost Your Mom

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Losing a loved one is always an incredibly painful experience. It’s not uncommon that even months or years after a loved one has died that you periodically experience grief as though it happened only last week. Often, anniversaries and holidays, like Mother’s Day, are some of the most difficult times … Read More

Eat more attentively

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Resolutions like “eat healthier” seem to be pretty common. But what if we tried to eat more attentively instead? We live in a pretty fast-paced culture. Leisurely lunch breaks are great. But sometimes “lunch” is a turkey sandwich in one hand and an iPhone in the other as we run … Read More

New Ideas for Resolutions

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It can be easy to get stuck in the same routine where you make the same resolutions year after year.  I can’t count the number of times I have promised myself to drink less caffeine!  If you have tried the same few resolutions each year, why not try something different … Read More

Party Survival Skills for the Socially Anxious

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For many people, parties are a highlight of the holiday season. But for those who are socially anxious, holiday parties can be nothing short of torturous. Resolving social anxiety exceeds the scope of a blog post, but in the meantime, here are some quick tips for surviving all the festivities. … Read More

The Post Holiday Blues

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For many parents, the Christmas holiday is a time that they can see their family again. They can have all their children under one roof and operate happily amidst all the noise that was so familiar when the kids were growing up. But then the holiday hustle and bustle stop, … Read More

The Promise of the Holiday Season

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In a world consumed with commercialism, it can be easy to lose sight of what the holiday season is really about. We tend to focus on superficial aspects of life and then fall hard when those things crumble before our eyes. Delicious food, presents, and lots of laughs are part … Read More

Blended Family: Tips for Surviving the Holiday Season

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If you are in a blended family, the holidays may seem like the most difficult time of the year rather than the most wonderful.  Splitting time between more than one household is can be stressful. Time always seems too short. You can’t please everyone or feel like you always draw … Read More