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Mastering the Art of the ‘Plus One’

Mastering the Art of the ‘Plus One’

By Sarah Gooding for GalTime.com The summer is upon us, and it's brought a new love interest with it! Your mind is drifting off to clear skies, beaches, and breezy summer dates - we know. However, if you're in your late 20s or early 30s, you may have found the summer months becoming suspiciously less and less about lazing in the sun and spending endless afternoons on your favorite patio.

Preserving Your Family, in a Divorce

Preserving Your Family, in a Divorce

When marriages end there is loss, sadness and devastation in trying to gather the pieces and rebuild your life and your children’s lives. Making it harder than it has to be is unnecessary and only prolongs the pain and agony of the inevitable process known as Divorce.The word itself sounds painful.

Four Easy Ways to Release Stress

Four Easy Ways to Release Stress

We are now living in very stressful times. Shootings, global warming and economic disasters plague us. Yet, most of our stress arises from our negative thoughts and beliefs about what is going on. We tend to think that what we think is the truth. What if it isn't? If your thoughts are making you depressed or stressed try these four helpful tips to brighten up your day.

Arguing About Money

Arguing About Money

Recently we were sitting in the Dallas airport listening to an older couple argue. Actually, most everyone within earshot was sitting listening to them argue. He was upset about a newly discovered separate bank account she opened at a bank unfamiliar to him. He was expressing his displeasure on several different levels, but his main complaint seemed to be that she had not talked to him first, and he had no way of seeing the funds coming and going from the account.

3 Ways to Improve Summertime Spending

3 Ways to Improve Summertime Spending

The heat isn’t the only thing that climbs each summer — expenses can too. It is so easy to overspend on kids during the summer. With more spare time, and the hope of keeping everyone entertained, your money can dissolve like a Popsicle in a toddler’s fist. Try these three tips to curb your summertime spending:  

What Money Can't Buy The Royal Baby

What Money Can't Buy The Royal Baby

I will be the first to admit that not only was I was serious babywatch the last few weeks, but I'm equally excited to see how the Royal couple shake up the traditions, as Princess Di did in many ways with her boys. As I attempt to comprehend what this happy couple must be going through, I hold in my heart the stuff that isn't as fun to talk about but that many people struggle with.  For one, Prince William's mother is not there to share in this glorious experience.

Anxiety is a Mental Storm with False Forecasts

Anxiety is a Mental Storm with False Forecasts

A couple weeks ago, I wrote about the Worry Train, a mental locomotive that holds so many of us captive during waking hours.  Perhaps we find it so alluring because sometimes a little worry can be helpful.  Predictions about Frankenstorm prompted some of my neighbors to prepare generators for duty, while others stocked up on bottled water and non-perishable food.  Most of us have flashlights and extra batteries handy.  And if our worry is not excessive - meaning we haven't stepped on the Worry Train - we go back to enjoying life with the electrical power we posses