"Surviving Mother's Day When You've Lost Your Mom"
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"Surviving Mother's Day When You've Lost Your Mom"

Mother’s Day is a time to honor and cherish mothers. Whether your relationship with her is nurturing or strained, all mothers have one thing in common, they love their children to the depths of their soul. It is a time to appreciate her effort at loving and raising you. Alas, what if your mom is no longer around? Maybe she has passed on, or refuses to talk with you as an adult. Maybe you are feeling sad and lonely without her. Here are a few tips to get through the day.

4 Self-Esteem Lessons to Learn from Bargain Hunting
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4 Self-Esteem Lessons to Learn from Bargain Hunting

Do you have judgments about yourself or others who often go for bargains or freebies? Here are some new ways you can look at and feel about those behaviors. 1) Find creative ways to stretch what you have. I’ve always liked getting something for nothing, or feeling like I got double duty out of something. This morning, it felt like I won at kitchen Bingo! I was wondering what to have for breakfast and I thought of eggs, but didn’t feel like fried or boiled eggs.

Memories From A Perfect Christmas Ten Years Ago
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Memories From A Perfect Christmas Ten Years Ago

I’m having a perfect day today, and wondering why I don’t create more perfect days for me. It’s Christmas, my kids and I spent Christmas Eve together, and I am absolutely luxuriating in doing my thing. For breakfast I enjoyed my Great Harvest Bread Company shortbread—every taste is a dreamy experience. I called my Dad, 89, and agreed how blessed we all are to be able to walk and talk and see and hear. I told him that I’ll put his Christmas $100 in a special envelope in my billfold.

7 Tips To Help You Prepare For The Holidays
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7 Tips To Help You Prepare For The Holidays

Like Ram Dass says: You want to see how together you are, go spend some time with your family! This sentiment is particularly apt during the holidays, when emotions run high and painful memories are easily triggered. Especially if this holiday things are different than you would like them to be: i.e. you’re single (again), newly divorced, bringing someone home your family can’t stand, or maybe you simply dread the same old story your family dynamics dose on when you get together.

doorway effect
Have you ever caught yourself in a 'doorway effect' moment?
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Have You Experienced The 'Doorway Effect?'

You are upstairs in your bedroom working on a project of sorts, when you realize that you need a knife to continue with your task. So you go downstairs to the kitchen to get a knife and the moment you arrive, you completely forget why you are in the kitchen and what you needed to get. Does that ever happen to you? You are on a mission and suddenly the mission vanishes from your memory. It takes a few minutes to remember what your goal was and what you intended to do. Apparently, this sudden and momentary memory loss is called the "Doorway Effect."

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Use your words as a form of therapy.
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Why Writing A Memoir Will Change Your Life

We all have varied perceptions of what fun is and the types of memories most treasured. Everyone remembers occasions a little bit differently, so your perspective about momentous life events is important and ought to be recorded.

Just Another Day
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Just Another Day

Guess what?  Anniversaries and other "special" days are all man-made.  It is we who gave them meaning.  Which means we also have the power to give them un-meaning.  What do I mean by that?  A day that, by everyone else's calendar, is just another Saturday could be a real minefield when we attach significant meaning to it.