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5 Tips to Keep Your Holiday Stress-Free!

5 Tips to Keep Your Holiday Stress-Free!

While ‘tis the season to be merry”, for many of us, it’s also a season for stress, anxiety and angst, which leads us to behave in ways we’re sure to regret later. During this time of year, people often resort to bad habits—they may cave into sugar cravings, go for the booze and overdose on caffeine. This may be a good time to try…

How can you find your passion?

How can you find your passion?

It can be so frustrating when people advise you, “Just follow your passion”! Yeah, sure, you’d love to—if only you knew what your passion was. You’re probably the kind of person who works hard, with commitment and persistence. When you know what you’re doing, nothing will stop you. But before you can become unstoppable, you need to know what you’re starting.…

5 tips to handle everyday stress

5 tips to handle everyday stress

For our ancestors, stress was a survival skill during brief, life threatening situations. Once the danger passed, their stress levels lowered. However, in today’s world, we are constantly bombarded by stressors, such as work deadlines, traffic, and family obligations. We rarely get a break long enough to relax and relieve the stress. The over-activation of our stress hormones has been…

How Social Media Affects YOUR CONFIDENCE

How Social Media Affects YOUR CONFIDENCE

Social media sites such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter have been known to affect user’s self-esteem. Self-esteem is defined as an individual’s overall subjective emotional evaluation of his or her own worth. It is a judgment of oneself as well as an attitude toward the self. The opportunities for adolescents to form and maintain relationships within social media and on…

How Technology Affects Kids Academic Performance

How Technology Affects Kids Academic Performance

As the whole family makes the transition into back-to-school mode, there is a variety of stressors that plague both kids and parents alike—from difficult homework to a stricter bedtime. With summer flying by and many school start dates approaching, kids will be back to class in a flash. While many kids find summer vacation too short, resisting going back to…

You have a voice, Speak up!

You have a voice, Speak up!

How many times have you said “yes” when you really wanted to say “no”? What about the times you’ve compliantly accepted a “no” from somebody when everything inside you screamed, “Speak up and get a yes?” How about the times you’ve wanted to shout, “This is what I want,” but stifled it and kept quiet? I know I have on…

Why Fear of Failure Becomes Fear of Success

Why Fear of Failure Becomes Fear of Success

A failure to one person might simply be a great learning experience for someone else. Many of us are afraid of failing, at least some of the time. But fear of failure (also called “atychiphobia”) is when we allow that fear to stop us from doing the things that can move us forward to achieve our goals. To find the causes of fear of failure, we first…

Why Caring for Yourself Makes All the Difference

Why Caring for Yourself Makes All the Difference

If we lack connection in the external world, we have the ability to create it in our internal worlds through compassionate practices. Self-love is a popular term today that gets tossed around in normal conversation. “You have to love yourself more.” “Why don’t you love yourself?” “If you only loved yourself, this wouldn’t have happened to you.” “You can’t love another…

Dumb Reasons Why Couples Get A Divorce

Dumb Reasons Why Couples Get A Divorce

In America, there is one divorce approximately every 36 seconds*. That’s nearly 2,400 divorces per day, 16,800 divorces per week and 876,000 divorces a year. The average length of a marriage that ends in divorce is eight years. People wait an average of three years after a divorce to remarry. (if they remarry at all) A divorce cannot be applied for until a couple has been married for at least one year.  Divorce proceedings are started by filing…