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  • Create Long Lasting and Meaningful Long Distance Relationships with These Tips

    Many of us have been flung into long distance friendships and relationships with Covid.  How do we keep emotionally connected during times like these and beyond? As someone who has been in a long distance relationship for 2+ years with someone from England, and whose closest friends live 8 hours away from college, it can […]

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  • Responding to Other People’s Negative Emotions: Sometimes You’re Just Tree #4

    Sometimes you’re just tree #4 in someone else’s life.  This anecdote from Bob Goff’s Everybody, Always, really struck me. I’m not the hero or the villain, I may just be tree #4, part of the scenery in someone else’s life.  At the grocery store I asked the woman bagging if she could use paper bags […]

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  • Staying Sane at Home with a Toddler

    I tried to do a variety of activities with my son: blocks, cars, coloring, reading, red light, green light, etc. Still seven hours seemed so long when each activity lasted ten minutes or so.

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  • How to Cope When People Say Hurtful Things

    At one time or another most of us have encountered someone who is critical, judgmental, or just mean: a colleague, a loved one, a friend, or even a stranger. For a lot of us, what they say can make us defensive, perhaps angry, and often sad. How do you deal with their negativity?

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  • How to Not Procrastinate…and Get More Done.

    There are things in our lives that need to be done, but for whatever reason, we put it off.  Here are some ways to help you work through that, make progress, and move on. Determine What You Procrastinate For me I let the shredding pile build up.  Who wants to take time to shred ten […]

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  • 5 Easy and Family Friendly Ways to Celebrate New Year’s at Home

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    It’s almost New Year’s.  Wondering what to do?  Do you really have to do anything?  Nope. Maybe you’re like me – not big into New Year’s parties or imbibing, but up for some low key fun.  If you find yourself wanting to do something different here are some ideas of family friendly activities to do […]

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  • Making the Holidays More Meaningful

    I was fine, content with what I had, but then I created my wish list for my family and felt a nagging feeling of greed grip me.  Now suddenly I was thinking that would be nice…and oh that would be great.  Ideas of things to add to my life tumbled into my mind.  Wait. I […]