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In a Funk? 3 Songs To Amp You Up & Move You Forward
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In a Funk? 3 Songs To Amp You Up & Move You Forward

With all of the daily stressors we each face, it’s not uncommon to find ourselves in a funk - feeling overwhelmed, frustrated, uninspired, and maybe even a little depressed.  When you feel this way, you are less likely to be productive, connect with others, or enjoy yourself. So, what do you do? Get out of your funk as quickly as possible! While there are many ways to shift your energy and reconnect with your spirit, music is one approach that works quickly and effectively for most people.

Rising Above Anxiety and Healing Self Esteem
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Rising Above Anxiety and Healing Self Esteem

Savannah is our oldest child, and being first, is the one we learned the most from.  Translation, we screwed up the most and learned what not to do.  We lacked the ability to hold a clear and safe structure for her and at the same time pushed certain structures and expectations, resulting in temper flares on both sides, resistance, and struggle.  She made us mad…and we made her mad.

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Are you overly focused on your children's future instead of your kids in the moment?
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What Wise Parents Know About Raising Successful Children

Do you notice when your children are being good friends? Or do you only focus on how they performed at their last piano concert or soccer game? YourTango expert Dr. Lisa Kaplin explains why you are giving them all of the wrong lessons about life.

A Book Junkie Admits All
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A Book Junkie Admits All

I have spent the last month unable to tear myself away from spending hours on end streaming a popular TV series that I didn’t watch while it was on the air weekly. There are 142 episodes and I am almost finished with the lot! This behavior is now called “Binge Viewing” and I am hooked. I am annoyed with my behavior and what a waste of time it is. Binge viewing, like movie watching, is a wonderful way to escape the stresses of life.

morning wake up
It can be as simple as repeating numerous times, "I've got this day."
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End The Morning Madness: Here's The Easiest Way To A Happier Day

Do you start your day feeling as if you have a thousand pound weight on your chest? Unless you live on a beach with a wait staff, you probably have tasks to do during each day that you don't particularly enjoy or a to do list that feels overwhelming. Here's how to change your morning programming so that you can learn to look forward to your day.

Laughter Is The Best Medicine!
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Laughter Is The Best Medicine!

Did you know there is science behind the saying, “Laughter is the best medicine?” When we laugh, our bodies produce a hormone that triggers healthy changes in the body which help us heal from the impacts of stress. Laughter is also known to help boost your energy, your immune system and even reduce pain. Now that’s powerful medicine! When we experience stress, whether it’s because we are being chased by a bear or it’s because we just looked at our latest bank statement, what happens chemically in the body is the same.

Freedom through Commitment
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Freedom through Commitment

David and I were on the approach to The Golden Gate Bridge when I had a “feeling” to check my cell. Sure enough, four calls within minutes, evidence someone was urgently trying to reach me. Validation that my intuition (i.e. that feeling) was working—oh, I just love that part! The part I don’t always LOVE is what’s actually “up.” Which, in this instance, was cause (or opportunity) to do an abrupt about-face and radically shift our plans, literally changing direction…with, I might add, nary a hiccup, hitch or grrrr.

Heal Your Body By Unpacking Your Emotional Baggage
The emotional can be physical.
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Heal Your Body By Unpacking Your Emotional Baggage

Holding in your emotions can take a serious toll on your physical health. So listen to our personal development coach and be aware of both your emotional feelings and your physical self, because the two are linked, and you have to take care of one to take care of the other.

Severe Anxiety? A New Film Gets It
Anxiety can ruin lives, but it doesn't have to.
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Severe Anxiety? A New Film Gets It

Severe anxiety can be terrible to live through, and very hard to understand. A new movie called Sparrows Dance delves into agoraphobia and how honest communication can help people get through anything with the help of others.