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Loving Yourself in the Busiest of Seasons

Saturday Evening Post Dick Sargent 1956

The holiday season is upon us, dear one, and I know that for most of us, that means that the rhythm of life increases to an intensity that often feels as if your heart will burst from constantly racing. You know it’s a pace you will be unable to sustain, and yet you feel trapped, […]

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Challenging Season: How to Ensure You Survive It

Surviving a Challenging Season

So, you’re having a bad day. Or maybe a crappy week. Or maybe experiencing a series of days upon days of a funky blue feeling you just can’t shake. And you’re tired of it, so tired of your heart hurting and general malaise. So tired of that sense of ennui and melancholy hanging around you. […]

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Better Sleep: Twenty Tips to Help Get More Zzzzs

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The Labor Day weekend signals the social end of summer: back to school, the closure of community swimming pools, a welcome return to routines, and the earth’s reminder that fall is coming soon. Here in Ohio, the leaves are beginning to fade, the temperatures are cooler, and the days are getting noticeably shorter. That earlier […]

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Workweek Slobs: Ten Ways to Kick That Habit

Kurt Ard for Saturday Evening Post 1956

I just told a client that confession was good for the soul, so here goes: I’m often a workweek slob. You could walk into my home any Saturday afternoon or Monday morning and you’d find a home that is neat and tidy. But drop by on a Wednesday afternoon, and you’d color yourself surprised at […]

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Productive Not Busy: How to Love Your Life More

Be more productive, not busy!

The kids are back in school. We’ve moving into fall and are thinking about the holidays. People get a fresh start in the fall, as if it’s Back to School for all of us. We’re moving into the busy season. Everyone is OH, so , busy. You vow that now is the time! You are […]

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Create a Wonderful and Satisfying Holiday Season

How to create a wondreful holiday season

The songs on the radio and television ads tell us that this is the most wonderful time of the year. We desperately want to believe that’s a fact, yet it can feel incredibly challenging to put it into action. The holiday season is supposed to be filled with comfort, joy, and peace on earth yet […]

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Shine a Light to Take Action on Your Fears

Tom Lovell in the light

“Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.”–Dale Carnegie If there is a feeling I know intimately, it’s fear. As a child, I was afraid of the dark and slept with my closet light […]

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Has Your Busy Life Become Your Drug of Choice?

Mar 1958_cocacola ad_by Bernie Fuchs

When I see the bins of crayons at the store and glimpse those shiny yellow school buses making their way across town, I know we’re it’s Back to School time. Going back-to-school meant unblemished notebooks. It meant freshly sharpened pencils that didn’t have teeth marks and still had a full pink eraser. And I have […]

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Ten Tips to Hasten Post-Fire Recovery

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The story I shared with you about my return to writing in a paper journal was only one story of bonfires. You see, I’ve built more than one of those blazes in my lifetime and I’m sure there are more to come. Building a bonfire to destroy old truths and outdated beliefs is worth it, […]

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Choose to Pursue Your Happiness

AlbertoVargas_1944

It seems like only yesterday we were celebrating a new year, yet here we are halfway through the year. For those of us in the United States, the 4th of July Holiday celebrating Our Nation’s Birth and independence marks the down-slide side of summer. So let me ask: are you choosing to pursue your happiness? […]

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