Before Saying ‘I do’

Being in love is exciting and wonderful, and for some people it’s easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of romance and spending more time planning a wedding instead of planning for a marriage. Before deciding to tie the knot, consider these tips to creating a more happily ever after. Am I ready? The […]

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Is Criticism Ever Really Constructive?

Have you ever been around those negative people that tend to be mean under the guise of just trying to “help” by giving “constructive criticism?” I’ve witnessed a few circumstances recently that have made my mouth drop. I’m sure most people have good intentions but perhaps they may not think before they speak. While I […]

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Engage with Your Life: How to Find and Use Your Strengths

What in your life makes you say, “this is the real me”?  What gives you energy, that you do when you are at your best and would do for its own sake? This is probably a strength for you. Research says that using it more can help you in a multitude of ways, including building confidence and resilience, […]

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6 Sweet Tips For a Happy Relationship

When it comes to relationships, it might seem like we should just know how to build a happy relationship, but sometimes it doesn’t hurt to have a reminder of some of the basic tried and true principles that can take all relationships to a happy place. Take the challenge to make each principle happen in […]

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4 Ways to Create Healthy Habits and Battle Depression

Did you know?  Most of our actions aren’t conscious; they’re impulses and routines.  In other words, a lot of what we do comes down to habits—so when our habits aren’t helpful, they can cause us trouble, especially when depression is part of the picture.   The good news is, it’s possible to cultivate good habits to override the bad […]

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Creating Staycation Memories

Though the kids will be back in school soon, there is still plenty of time to make summer memories. Family vacations are a great way to connect and make memories that can last a lifetime, but they can be pricey. Having fun as a family is possible at a fraction of the cost by taking […]

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Tips to Manage Technology with Youth

Kids are spending more time with screen media than ever before, and at younger ages. In addition, summer often provides more access and time for electronic use. While technology can provide educational opportunities, help us connect with others, and promote creativity (think digital art), it is also important to help youth to set boundaries on […]

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