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Spring Cleaning: It's Not Just for Closets Anymore

3 Tips For De-Cluttering Your Mind To Get A Fresh Start This Spring Many people accumulate more stuff in their homes while spending more time indoors during the winter. If you look around you may notice gifts that you received but didn’t really want, cards you meant to send out (eek!) or that ambitious knitting […]

7 Top Tips to Help Your Kids “Spring Forward”

We may think one hour of sleep isn’t that big of a deal, but research from The Better Sleep Council shows that 61 percent of Americans feel the effects of the “lost hour” the Monday after resetting their clocks, and 39 percent are in a worse mood following the time change. This time shift effect is magnified […]

7 Top Tips to Help Your Kids “Spring Forward”

Use these hints to help your family adjust to the upcoming time change. By Heather Chaet Ask a mom what she cherishes most. After “family” and “good health,” we’re betting the next answer would be “a good night’s sleep.” Sleep is the thing all of us can’t seem to get enough. It’s the essential life […]

Regaining Resilience: 7 Methods To Become Mentally Stronger

Stress affects people in all different ways – or at least, different people respond to it very differently. For some, it rolls off quickly, and they rebound in a reasonable amount of time. For others, it “sticks” and it takes much longer to recover, if ever. This is because people’s mental “resilience” varies enormously, which itself is […]

Regaining Resilience: 7 Methods To Become Mentally Stronger

Stress affects people in all different ways – or at least, different people respond to it very differently. For some, it rolls off quickly, and they rebound in a reasonable amount of time. For others, it “sticks” and it takes much longer to recover, if ever. This is because people’s mental “resilience” varies enormously, which itself is […]

Picky Eating vs. An Eating Disorder: What's The Difference?

There’s only one thing more confusing than men, and that’s healthy eating (kidding, sort of). You have to be disciplined, but not too disciplined. In control, but flexible. When you ditch processed grub for cleaner eats, the blacklist of foods you refuse to nosh on turns into a scroll — and that’s when the questions kick in. […]

Here's How To Talk To A Child About A Death In The Family

What you should never say to a grieving child   Back when I worked for international disaster relief missions, I heard some incredibly insensitive remarks directed towards grieving children. For instance, I once heard a first responder say, within earshot of children who had lost a loved one, “Well, it could have been a lot […]