Dating in the Real World

I have a confession to make; I gave in and started watching dating “reality” TV shows in the last couple of years. I admit it is fun to watch the fun and all-expense paid exotic dates and trips around the world and the over-the-top ridiculous relationship faux pas that people make. But, as someone that […]

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Work-life Balance

Are you feeling a bit out of balance? You’re not alone. Balancing demands of work, family and the rest of life can be a challenge and create stress. This can be especially true when trying to take advantage of all the summer activity possibilities. Additionally, too little sleep, lack of exercise and infrequent personal time […]

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Work-life Balance

Are you feeling a bit out of balance? You’re not alone. Balancing demands of work, family and the rest of life can be a challenge and create stress. This can be especially true when trying to take advantage of all the summer activity possibilities. Additionally, too little sleep, lack of exercise and infrequent personal time […]

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How to Keep Relationships Strong

Naomi Brower from USU Extension shares 3 blocks to remove from any relationship. Criticism: While it’s ok to express concerns in a relationship criticism usually attacks and demeans. That weakens any relationship. Contempt: The intention to insult your partner. Examples include mockery or even rolling your eyes. Stonewalling: This means cutting yourself off completely from […]

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5 Tips For A Flourishing Family

With only 24 hours in each day the little moments make a big difference. Below are a few tips to make sure that your day and your family can have experiences that will help them flourish. • Create a happy morning routine – happy people do not repeatedly hit the snooze button and then scroll […]

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Good Ideas for Better Health

Many of us want to take better care of ourselves, but it is not always easy. We might not think we have enough time, money, or energy to do things that will help us be healthier. However, improving our health can actually be much simpler than we think. The following areas are important parts of […]

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Are You “Hooked”? Working through Thoughts, Emotions, and Stories that Hold You Back

What are “Hooks”? Sometimes the stories we believe about ourselves or the world, or the thoughts emotions we experience, begin to dominate our actions, clouding our perspective and keeping us from moving toward what we value.  These are what psychologist Susan David calls hooks.   Hooks… Begin when we accept our thoughts as facts. May trigger avoidance, rumination, […]

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