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Three Techniques to Try Next Time You’re Stressed

Stress.  It affects us all. Those emerging deadlines, never ending to-do lists, sick loved ones, financial issues can contribute to stressful lives. Chronic stress can impact mental and physical wellbeing in a negative fashion, but luckily there are ways to counter emotional stress we unavoidably face.  While most people know to use relaxation techniques, such… Continue reading Three Techniques to Try Next Time You’re Stressed

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Embrace an Imperfect Life

I was raised to believe everything had to be perfect.  Less than was undesirable.  If I did not get 100% on a test, then I had nothing to brag about.  There was no victory in mediocracy, no fanfare in good enough.  That mentality continued for years.  Disappointment was the norm if a goal was not… Continue reading Embrace an Imperfect Life

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Four Ways to Overcome Guilt

“When thinking about life, remember this: no amount of guilt can change the future” -Unknown It consumes us.  Washes over us.  Guilt has a way of affecting us – well for most of us anyway. You feel like you did something wrong.  Perhaps you feel terrible about it.  You may even feel like you are… Continue reading Four Ways to Overcome Guilt

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Bacon Burger Salad

I created this out of necessity. I normally do lettuce-wrapped burgers, but they can get messy. I mean burger juice running down your arm, pile of soggy napkins littered on the table, sauce on the cheek messy. So I improvised and turned it into a salad -- fries and all. And. I. Haven’t. Looked. Back.… Continue reading Bacon Burger Salad

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Living Life Realistically vs. Making New Year’s Resolutions

Resolution time of year.  New year, new you am I right?  And why not?  New beginnings are always exciting and wonderful.  The possibilities are virtually endless.  This is the year for change.  Yet resolutions dwindle down within a few days and become non-existent by mid-February.  Why?  Well, primarily because most resolutions aren’t set in reality. … Continue reading Living Life Realistically vs. Making New Year’s Resolutions

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The Quest for Food-Free Socializing

I have people I work with talk about the dread that comes with the holiday season and cozy, winter months.  “So much food.” “So many desserts.” “Food everywhere!” And it is true.  Special once-a-year items are found just about anywhere, and due to their seasonality, people find the urge to consume them: right here, right… Continue reading The Quest for Food-Free Socializing