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Peppermint Bath Salts- An Awesome Gift Idea

Baths are my favorite way to unwind at the end of a long, stressful day.   I found a recipe for some really easy, DIY bath salts, and I knew I had to try them out!   I’ve adapted the recipe to include some ingredients to make your skin silky and soft.  These peppermint scented bath salts are super cute, and they …

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Confidence and Grief: How One Affects the Other

After a break-up, have you ever been stuck, grieving the loss of the relationship, not able to move on? On my commute to work last week, I listened to a radio talk show.  The person being interviewed was Matthew Hussey, author of  Get The Guy.  The discussion was about core confidence, and how it affects our relationships. That got me thinking …

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Grief and Anxiety: Learning Skills to Cope

Losing someone we love, either in death, or because of a broken relationship, is one of the most stressful situations we face in our lives.  (A huge understatement, I know!)  But if we, as grievers, can learn how to effectively manage our stress, we can heal a little more everyday.

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Lava Juice and Dino Eggs for a Dinosaur Themed Party

What little boy doesn’t love dinosaurs?  From the time he was three, my son couldn’t get enough of the huge reptilian beasts. So, naturally, when I threw a backyard party for him and his friends, it had to be crawling with dinosaurs!

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My Wishes For My Son

Every mom has dreams and goals for her children.  Whatever those dreams center on, whether it’s education, success, or family, it really boils down to the same thing: we want our kids to grow up to be happy adults. Sometimes, in this crazy, mixed-up, trouble-filled world, that dream is easier said than accomplished.

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Just Stop: Busy Doesn’t Make You Heal

‘Stay busy,’ I’d been told.  ‘Time will heal your pain.’ Have you ever been given this advice? If so, you have probably already figured out that staying busy doesn’t help heal your grief.  

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Using Words to Heal Grief

Whether written or spoken, words hold an amazing power when it comes to healing from a loss. “Give sorrow words; the grief that does not speak knits up the o-er wrought heart and bids it break.” ― William Shakespeare, Macbeth In other words: talk about it, and your heart heals. I’m an introvert at heart, and for a long time I’ve been …

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Helping Children Cope with Loss: The Importance of Listening

For a child, a loss can be anything ranging from minor to tragic:  a favorite doll that is lost, a goldfish that died, a move to a new town, a parent’s divorce, or the death of a family member.

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