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The Time Change: Adjusting to Daylight Savings

As we approach the end of Daylight Savings each year, social media blows up with opinions on this seemingly outdated practice. Who is collecting all the daylight, and what are they saving it for?, I wondered as I got up with my dog one morning at 4:30am. Dogs can’t read clocks, and a week out… Continue reading The Time Change: Adjusting to Daylight Savings

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For the Mama Sending Your Kid Back to School

To the mama putting your child in day care for the first time: I see you over there, agonizing over your decision. Will your child flourish under the care of someone else? Will she cry when you leave them? What if he doesn’t? What if the day care provider doesn’t know the correct way to… Continue reading For the Mama Sending Your Kid Back to School

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When Mother’s Day Feels a Little Overwhelming

Mother’s Day. The words alone bring up so many expectations. Flowers. Cards. Phone calls. Gifts. A day of rest and relaxation. A day to celebrate. But Mother’s Day can bring a mix of complicated feelings and emotions. There are so many dynamics that come into play on a single day that got it’s roots in Europe.… Continue reading When Mother’s Day Feels a Little Overwhelming

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Hygee: Bring More Coziness Into Your Home

  The people of Denmark are considered some of the happiest in the world. It’s thought that the practice of Hygee (hoo-guh), which is loosely translated as “cosiness”, is not just a way of life, it’s a state of mind. “The closest word would have to be coziness, but that doesn’t really do it justice,”… Continue reading Hygee: Bring More Coziness Into Your Home

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Five Ways to Manage Seasonal Depression

The end of Daylight Savings Time in most of the United States this weekend means shorter days and along with that, for 10 million Americans, comes Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Another 10-20% of the population suffers from a more mild form of SAD, and it’s 4 times more common in women than men. Many people who… Continue reading Five Ways to Manage Seasonal Depression

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Stress and Its Effects On Your Health

Stress. We all have stress in our lives to some degree: work stress, relationship stress, financial stress, educational stress. Stress can come from big life events such as divorce, death, moving, illness, and even getting married. Not all stress is external. Other stress can come from things such as fear, anxiety, expectations (met or unmet), and change.… Continue reading Stress and Its Effects On Your Health

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The Happiness Dare: Incorporating Gratitude and Happiness Into Your Bullet Journal

One of the areas that has been a source of conflict in the twenty-three years I have known my husband is how we communicate with each other. Several years ago I read The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman,  which explained how we each give and receive love in different ways. I learned that is… Continue reading The Happiness Dare: Incorporating Gratitude and Happiness Into Your Bullet Journal