3 Career Changes You Can Make For An Amazing 2013
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3 Career Changes You Can Make For An Amazing 2013

Stagnation, complacency and lack of motivation are just a few of the career sticking points that can happen to any professional.  Whether you have been in your position for 5 years or six months, those thoughts of, "I feel so stuck," or "I hate my job" can creep in and cause damage to an otherwise positive career path.  The employment landscape is changing so fast in all industries and you can keep up if you embrace change.   Change 1: Reframe obstacles as skill set development opportunities

7 Ways To Distract Yourself From The Post Divorce Blues
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7 Ways To Distract Yourself From The Post Divorce Blues

7 WAYS TO DISTRACT YOURSELF FROM THE POST-DIVORCE BLUES There are times when you need to distract yourself. Times when a glass, or two, of wine just doesn’t cut it and all your friends are out for the evening or just plain tired of hearing about your divorce. These are the times when you need to become creative in order to circumvent the possibility of doing something stupid like driving off a cliff or signing up, yet again, for Match.com. Neither of these scenarios will have the desired effect, which is to get you out of your temporary funk.

7 Ways To Distract Yourself From The Post Divorce Blues
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7 Ways To Distract Yourself From The Post Divorce Blues

7 WAYS TO DISTRACT YOURSELF FROM THE POST-DIVORCE BLUES There are times when you need to distract yourself. Times when a glass, or two, of wine just doesn’t cut it and all your friends are out for the evening or just plain tired of hearing about your divorce. These are the times when you need to become creative in order to circumvent the possibility of doing something stupid like driving off a cliff or signing up, yet again, for Match.com. Neither of these scenarios will have the desired effect, which is to get you out of your temporary funk.

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Editor Jane Pratt hanging with "Jersey Shore's" Deena Cortese.
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Why I No Longer Have A 'Do-Or-Die' Love For Jane Pratt

As a recent profile about her in New York mag says, Jane Pratt has indeed been "15 for an awfully long time now;" she declares that as her "emotional" age, or the age you will never forget because something really life-changing happened to you. I guess mine is a bit older.

Brilliant at People Pleasing But Long to be Authentic?
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Brilliant at People Pleasing But Long to be Authentic?

Not sure who you are? If you are a Yes to many of these questions then be assured that you are a people pleaser who may want to read on . . . • Do you know what you really love and need? • Are you afraid of having a conflict and losing your connection and being alone? • Do you feel you are “not enough and need to pretend to be someone you are not?” • Does negative feedback devastate you?

 5 Ways To Think More Clearly
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5 Ways To Think More Clearly

Your friend texts you about their frustrating day, your taxes have to be filed, the radio spouts news of another disaster somewhere, and you still haven’t taken your car in for its oil change. With the wonders of technology and high-speed interaction between us all, we’re finding it more and more difficult to keep our mental machinery chugging away at optimum performance. What you need is scheduled maintenance.

5 Steps To Personal Transformation
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5 Steps To Personal Transformation

Being a Counselor and meeting with many people, I became aware of the reluctance of people to share how their sexual lives were going. Many times our sexual lives are following the same patterns that we are dealing with on a day to day basis in other areas of our life.  The problem is that many people carry shame and guilt about their behaviors and feel they must hold onto the secrets or the shame will feel overwhelming and they couldn’t possible handle it.   I have seen people weekly for a year building trust, before they feel comfortable enough to open up about sex

How To Enhance Your Sex Life Using Your Imagination [EXPERT]
The imagination is a powerful thing.
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How To Enhance Your Sex Life Using Your Imagination

Imagine you are a chef, and this article is a recipe for enhancing your sex life. This recipe contains a variety of mind-body ingredients that will add additional excitement and fun into your sex life. The goal of this process is to help you create an integrated body-mind state in which you feel safe and secure enough to explore and enjoy your own sexuality. Season to taste. In other words, make it about what really lights your fire!

Over 50? Don't Age Gracefully, Live Agelessly [EXPERT]
Get out there and soak up some sun!
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Over 50? Don't Age Gracefully, Live Agelessly

My message is simple: Embrace yourself for who you are. Yes, you're older, your body and mind have changed, but you have also evolved. Embrace that evolution. Use what talents you have and enjoy each day for what it is: an opportunity to experience, to do, to share, to create, to live.

Give Your Kids "The Entrepreneurial Bug" This Summer
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Give Your Kids "The Entrepreneurial Bug" This Summer

Summer is a great time to get your kids happy and productive by giving them a purpose to dedicate their extra time to - their own business. Help them learn to explore their options in life by giving them The Entrepreneurial Bug. They'll be able to clearly see that their efforts (cause) will result in some fun consequences (effect) - ideally some extra cash. Help them realize now that they're little creators.

Do You Love Shamrock Shakes?
You can make this yummy St. Patty's Day drink in the comfort of your own home!
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Do You Love Shamrock Shakes?

Devotees of the Shamrock Shake from the Golden Arches will be thrilled since the St. Patty’s Day season is nigh. Word has it that these bright green, mint flavored shakes, which first appeared at McDonald’s in 1970 to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, decades later have amassed a cult-like following of "think green shakers" sharing their adoration for the Shamrock Shake.

Fun Ways To Encourage Free Play With An Older Child
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Fun Ways To Encourage Free Play With An Older Child

With all the articles about the importance of free play in the lives of our children you may be wondering how to encourage it in your home. Here are some of the best ways to encourage free play in your life with your pre-schooler and school age child, plus a few ways to be a good example by incorporating play into your day. Pre-schoolers 1) Make a fort. Make two forts! Inhabit them with stuffed animals and whoever else is around. Make up stories about who lives in the forts and what they are doing. 2) Make big paintings. This can be as easy as rolling out craft paper on the floor, putting on an old t-shirt for a smock, some brushes and paints and going to town. Cut up sponges and fingers are also great as substitute brushes. Display the results. Wonder together if there is a story or a song or dance that goes with the drawing. 3) Be a band. Make instruments from old cans, combs, whatever you have.

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Benefit your child by being their favorite playmate!
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The Benefits Of Playing With Your Children

"I am not my child's playmate, I am his parent" a mother announced in our playgroup. Many in the group echoed her thought with similar comments such as, "It is not my job to entertain him all day!" My first thought was, "I can tell you as the mother of an only child I am my son's main playmate." My second thought was, "Wow. Play is really important to me and my son. Am I doing something wrong?"

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It's time for you to think "outside the box!"
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5 Ways To Unleash Your Creativity

I was recently reminded of the power of creativity when I attended a conference where artist, communicator and corporate consultant, Erik Wahl gave a keynote address. After a successful corporate career, Erik decided to return to his first love: art. He now works with corporations worldwide, helping them to discover creative solutions to seemingly unsolvable problems.