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October 25, 2010
by Christie Hunter

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Two simple remedies for stress management!

October 25, 2010 15:20 by Christie Hunter  [About the Author]

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A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book. ~Irish Proverb How true! If we all practiced these two “cures”, we would likely improve our health and decrease our stress! In today’s day and age, too many people are not getting either of these important cures! Both are relatively easy to incorporate in to your day without needing to make any majo... [More]

April 26, 2010
by Debra Bacon

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5 Exercises to Improve Communication

April 26, 2010 21:03 by Debra Bacon  [About the Author]

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By Debra Bacon Theravive.com Contributor Simply defined Communication simply defined is: “the exchange of thoughts, messages, or information, as by speech, signals, writing, or behavior.” Communication is very important in all aspects of our lives. The way we interact with our colleagues, peers and managers is important from a professional standpoint. Often, when considering impr... [More]

April 19, 2010
by Debra Bacon

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Getting over a breakup

April 19, 2010 22:17 by Debra Bacon  [About the Author]

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By Debra Bacon Theravive.com Contributor When a breakup occurs, picking up the pieces of our life can be a daunting task. It may seem impossible to imagine feeling “normal” again. The pain associated with a breakup can leave us feeling overwhelmed, confused, lonely and sad. No matter the cause of the breakup, it disrupts your life in ways that are unsettling. However, there are w... [More]

April 12, 2010
by Debra Bacon

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Pushy parents and exhausted children

April 12, 2010 21:12 by Debra Bacon  [About the Author]

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By Debra Bacon Theravive.com Contributor Missing out Many children are missing out on the joys of childhood, because pushy parents are trying to ensure their babes are in vogue with the most popular social cachet. Shocking statistics, revealed in a recent study, suggests that pushy parents “over timetable” their children. They have school, followed by extra-curricular activities ... [More]

April 5, 2010
by Christie Hunter

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Overcoming burnout

April 5, 2010 16:10 by Christie Hunter  [About the Author]

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By Debra Bacon Theravive.com Contributor Time becomes our taskmaster Living in a society where our time is invaded at every turn, whether from cell phones, faxes, computers, skype, IMs, text, or other signals crossing our sphere, burnout is a real concern. Burnout occurs when what you are doing, just doesn’t work for you anymore. Your once enthusiastic approach to a task now drains you, or f... [More]

March 29, 2010
by Debra Bacon

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Warning signs that your teen is on the wrong path

March 29, 2010 21:01 by Debra Bacon  [About the Author]

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By Debra Bacon Theravive.com Contributor Relationships, hormones and pressures Teenage years are challenging for the teen and parents. Maintaining an open and communicative relationship with your teen is vital as they move through adolescence. Hormonal changes, mood swings and peer pressure are a part of the growth process, however, it is important to be aware of subtle, and overt signs that... [More]

March 22, 2010
by Debra Bacon

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Protecting your child from bullying

March 22, 2010 14:28 by Debra Bacon  [About the Author]

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By Debra Bacon Theravive.com Contributor Bullying: a new epidemic? Bullying is becoming an epidemic in our schools, cyberspace, parks and other areas where kids hang out. Its affect on children can be lasting, even following them into adulthood. It is vital to deal with bullying swiftly and lovingly. The times of a simple trip in the isle, just for the fun of it, between friends has passed... [More]

March 15, 2010
by Debra Bacon

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How to scale back

March 15, 2010 19:14 by Debra Bacon  [About the Author]

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By Debra Bacon Theravive.com Contributor Simple is better Family time and simpler lifestyles are winning out over consumerism these days. Considering the shaky economies around the globe, individuals and families are scaling back on their spending. With rising unemployment figures and uncertain futures, people are strategizing their escape from the prison of debt. By paying off debt, reducing disc... [More]