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08/01/2018
5 Steps to Grieving Well So You Can Live Well Loss is painful. Grief is challenging. We never get over people. We're not designed to. Life is about relationships. We're wired for connection. No wonder we don't do separation well. When someone we love departs, they leave a hole in our hearts... More >>

Tags: Behavior, Health, Relatives, Stress, Tips
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07/23/2018
Why We're Wired to Resist Change and How to Open Yourself to New Possibilities Have you ever known that a situation wasn't good for you, or that a change in a situation would result in something better, but still found yourself hesitant to make the change? If so, congratulations: you're totally normal! Humans are hardwired against change. But on a day-to-day basis, it may actually serve to discourage us from taking risks that could be beneficial... More >>

Tags: Behavior, Stress, Tips
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07/17/2018
Four Rules to Achieve Sustainable Habit Change ...It's overwhelming to think about making any life changes, especially when there are 29 ways to do it. It doesn't have to be that complicated, in fact, it's not. By following only four specific rules for habit change it's possible to achieve your goals... More >>

Tags: Attitude, Behavior, Stress, Tips
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07/09/2018
The 5 Secrets of a Happy Life Gallup research shows that 70% of employees in America are unhappy. Thus, I paid attention one recent morning when my husband was in a good mood as he prepared to go to work... More >>

Tags: Attitude, Behavior, Health, Mental Health, Personal Responsibility, Stress, Tips
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06/29/2018
3 Surprising Behavior Changes from Mealtime Mindfulness Scientists have found we make 225+ daily mealtime decisions and are unconscious of around 200... More >>

Tags: Behavior, Education, Health, Tips
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06/22/2018
Why Multitasking is a Myth ...Multitasking was extolled for years as a key trait of high achievers, and it was practiced by many-if not most-in corporate settings. However, in recent years, researchers have proven that the belief that engaging in several tasks at once means we are more productive is a myth... More >>

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06/14/2018
Three Ideas to Create A Healthy New Normal After the Empty Nest ...I saw a fairly new empty nester this week in my office. She was trying to figure out her own new normal. Her college-age daughter would breeze in for the weekend but spend all her time catching up with friends... More >>

Tags: Attitude, Behavior, Health, Motherhood-Fatherhood, Parenting, Relatives, Tips
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05/02/2018
The Dos & Don'ts with Separation Anxiety in Family Pets Why does my dog have separation anxiety? This is always a difficult question for me to answer when I am asked this by a dog guardian. The short answer is that we don't have a good answer for that question, but there may be some explanation of this disorder... More >>

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04/10/2018
More Taste, Less Waist: The Mindful Eating Observation Game We can have a lot of mindless habits around food. Mindlessness can come from lack of interest, assumptions that we fully understand something, or not being conscious of an action. Mindfulness is the antidote to such auto drive behavior... More >>

Tags: Behavior, Eat Less-Move More, Health, Personal Responsibility, Stress, Tips
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04/01/2018
Take The Initiative To Care for Your Overall Well Being Over the past few years, my main focus has shifted from nutritional wellbeing to emotional wellbeing. Both are extremely important to live a balanced life. We often do not think of the impact our emotions and relationships play on our physical health. It is only when our physical health begins to fail that we begin making positive lifestyle changes... More >>

Tags: Behavior, Health, Mental Health, Personal Responsibility, Relationships, Stress, Tips
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