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  • What Are Your Dreams Trying To Tell You?

    Jul 03, 2017
    Do you dream? The answer is yes you do, even if you don't remember those dreams when you wake in the morning. Researchers report we all apparently dream every night, and when we do remember our dreams they may be telling us things about ourselves.
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  • Taking Steps To Minimize Memory Loss

    Jun 26, 2017
    As most of us get older we may begin to notice our memory isn't quite as sharp as it once was. Sometimes that's just the normal aging process, and sometimes it can indicate a problem. Here are some tips on how to spot problem memory problems, and how to take steps to improve memory.
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  • Are You Getting The Most Out Of That Family Vacation?

    Jun 19, 2017
    Vacations are more than just enjoyable, they're often an important way to get away from job pressures and daily stresses, and to refocus and re-energize. But too often people make vacations seem like just more work, or even bring a large part of the office on that family trip.
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  • Let's All Go Outside And Take A Walk!

    Jun 12, 2017
    It isn't news that it takes effort to stay healthy. And while most of us are pretty good about scheduling that visit to the doctor or dentist, too often we ignore the simplest things we can do for both better physical and mental health - eating right and staying active.
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  • Do The Kids Really Know How You Feel?

    Jun 05, 2017
    Most parents tend to assume that their children know how much they're loved and cared about. The reality, however, is that communicating our love and concern for our children needs to be an ongoing process that requires parental effort.
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  • Time To Reduce The Worrying In Your Life

    May 25, 2017
    Most of us find plenty of things to worry about most days. But are all those things issues that really should be troubling us? Some suggestions on how to reduce unnecessary worrying.
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  • Helping Your Child Reach A Healthy Weight

    May 12, 2017
    A child who is overweight can be troubling to both the parents and the child him or herself. But often we take the wrong approach in helping the child address the problem. Here are some tips that can help lead to success.
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  • How To Help A Friend In Need

    May 08, 2017
    There are times when someone close to us is acting in ways that leave us feeling disturbed. How can someone offer to help that person without damaging the relationship?
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  • Don't Keep Your Children In The Dark Even When The News Is Bad

    Apr 28, 2017
    Maybe it's a divorce, Dad losing his job, or a seriously ill family member. Perhaps it's negative news in your town or from around the world. Are these things that you want to share with your children? Many parents try to protect their kids by holding back on bad news, trying not to share the emotional pain that life can bring.
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  • Yes, Depression Can Sneak Up On You

    Apr 24, 2017
    Depression is a serious health issue, yet often its warning signs are ignored. Not acknowledging the symptoms of depression not only means the person's day-to-day life is being affected in many negative ways, but it can also have a significant impact on physical health issues, including cancer and diabetes.
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