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10 Most Common Couple Holiday Fights (And How To Avoid Them)
Don't make this holiday season one full of fighting and disagreement.
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10 Most Common Couple Holiday Fights (And How To Avoid Them)

Between selecting the perfect gift, booking expensive flights and dealing with the in-laws, the holidays are stressful, and, unfortunately, the closest target for those frustrations is often one's partner. Here are ten common holiday fights couples have during the holidays and how to avoid them.

Noticing Stress In Your Life
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Noticing Stress In Your Life

A couple of years ago, I really got it about how not living my truth was causing me stress and negatively impacting my life. I began a very busy job that was both exciting and fulfilling. I was excited about all the opportunities that presented themselves for me in this position. As I became more immersed in the work, I had several ideas about how this position could grow and evolve. I used my creativity and determination to try and bring about all that I believed was possible. It was a challenging time.

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How Do You Reduce Holiday Stress?
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How Do You Reduce Holiday Stress?

Do the hectic holiday months leave you feeling stressed out, confused and frazzled? Do you want this year to be smooth sailing straight through the New Year? If so, you're going to need to read on. In this informative video, Coach & Healer and YourTango Expert, Louann Schwager Tung offers her helpful tips on how to make the time between Thanksgiving and New Years as stress-free as possible. Here's how to get organized, prioritize and stay positive!

When You Focus on What You Want: The How Will Show Up
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When You Focus on What You Want: The How Will Show Up

It is amazing how many of my clients limit themselves in their dreams because they do not have any idea of HOW they will achieve them. The reality is: When you gain clarity on WHAT you want, the HOW will show up. What do you want? Write out one specific goal you would like to achieve Outline: What will MY goal look like when I accomplish it Imagine you were to take a picture of your life when you have accomplished this goal, what will be happening, who will be there?

7 Ways to Decrease Your Stress - NOW
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7 Ways to Decrease Your Stress - NOW

Do you have a tremendous amount of mind chatter that goes on beneath the surface? Many people have self talk conversations that are negative abusive statements such as “you should”, “why did you do that” and “what is wrong with you?” These can lead to feelings of stress and overwhelm as we try and quiet the mind. Wouldn’t it be nice to speak with gentleness and kindness to yourself? To be loving and respectful of all you say and do.

7 Early Signs of Stress
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7 Early Signs of Stress

People think of stress as being burnt out, crying alot, feeling overwhelmed and unable to cope. While these are definitely signs of stress, they are often preceded by some earlier warning signs that people do not necessarily attribute to stress. Ponder the statements below, ask yourself, are these showing up in my life? How am I feeling mentally, emotionally and physically? Do I feel vibrant and full of energy or do I feel like I have to struggle to get through my day.

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Understanding Stress & How To Manage It

What is stress? Stress seems to seethe all around us — you read about it in the newspapers and magazines, hear about it on TV, Google it online. There appears to be a consensus out there: stress is hazardous to your health and well-being. But stress is seldom defined. They tell you to avoid it, that you need to "de-stress" your life, but only rarely does anyone tell you just how to do that. So you worry — you even stress about having stress — rather than doing something about it. After all, what in the world can you do?

Self-Abandonment: Are You Doing This?
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Self-Abandonment: Are You Doing This?

The Encarta® World English Dictionary defines “abandon” as: “to leave somebody or something behind for others to look after, especially somebody or something meant to be a personal responsibility.” As adults, our own wellbeing is our personal responsibility. Do you abandon yourself, making others responsible for you, and then feel abandoned by others when they leave you or don’t take responsibility for you?

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6 Tips To Minimize Holiday Stress


Between selecting the perfect gift for his parents, booking last-minute flights and spending hours in a cramped car, most people get frustrated at some point during the winter holidays. Unfortunately, the closest target for those frustrations often happens to be one's partner. After asking the YourTango Experts how to alleviate the season's stresses, we've compiled six tips to help you safeguard your love life from the pressures of holiday celebrations.

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Sad? Upset? Survive Your "Emotional Hangover"

Ever notice how when you're feeling down so is your body? Emotional hangovers from stressful episodes; such as spats with our bosses, friends, family or lovers, can bring heartache to the extent of heartburn, palpitations or chest pressure. The key to maintaining your physical health in such times is to recognize that you're emotions affect your biochemistry and taking steps to counteract it. There are a few simple remedies to keep yourself emotionally healthy.