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Getting Over the Holiday Blues

Need to talk? Power to Change offers a free mentoring program where you can talk privately with a trained mentor. This is supposed to be a season of joy and happiness, but many people don't feel it. Many people suffer from bouts of depression or the blues at different times during the year. During the holiday season people encounter...

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5 Facebook Fights in Marriage
5 Facebook Fights in Marriage

Kids. Sex. Money. According to therapists, these are the most common topics married couples argue about.  After recently talking with a number of counselors and clergy about common marriage problems they’re dealing with, Facebook should be added to that list.  In fact, Facebook is one of the most popular relationship conflicts for today’s married...

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How to Cope When You Lose Your Job
How to Cope When You Lose Your Job

“Out of work”  doesn’t mean out of hope. No matter how much you anticipated it or how many of your colleagues find themselves in the same situation, losing your job due to downsizing, restructuring or any other reason can be a shattering experience. In fact, psychologists agree that sudden unemployment is as emotionally stressful as divorce...

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Being Generous When Times Are Tough
Being Generous When Times Are Tough

In difficult economic times like these, it’s natural to search for ways to cut expenses and reduce the pressure on your family income. Among the many ways to lower expenses, the easiest may seem to stop making donations to your favorite charities. If we truly believe in what these organizations are doing, discontinuing our financial support means...

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10 Great Reasons to Eat Dinner as a Family
10 Great Reasons to Eat Dinner as a Family

I have my meals planned this week. But rather than posting my plan (it's just pasta Monday, fish Tuesday, meatless on Wednesday, frozen leftovers on Thursday), I thought I'd post my rationale for eating together.  When I was out walking recently, my daughter Katie said to me, "You know what I like about our family, Mommy? We eat together. It's...

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Plan ahead for “April Showers”
Plan ahead for “April Showers”

As we move through life, each new stage brings its share of joy and challenge. Just as April showers bring May flowers, it is often only after hard work, perseverance and planning that we see the benefit of our efforts. Planning for your financial future is no different.  Saving and planning can be incredibly beneficial when you are faced with...

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Feeling Grief
Feeling Grief

Grieving is a unique experience. It’s a process that is as individual as the people it affects. Oh yes, there are predictable stages … but the experience of losing someone dear to you is truly a very personal journey. Recently I said goodbye to my dear Dad. It’s hard to believe it was only a couple of months ago. I’ve processed a lot...

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Juicy Brights and Whites for Spring and Summer 2011
Juicy Brights and Whites for Spring and Summer 2011

Juicy bright with whites says it all. The big winner for this season is white. Pair this clean, crisp neutral with fun prints such as florals, polka dots, graphics and bright blocks of color for a fresh look. Neon orange, bubble gum pink, brilliant corals and citrus yellow brings a cheerful welcome to spring. Candy color pastels, cobalt royal and...

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