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How to Make Sure Your Holidays Are Happy and Balanced

happy-holidaysThe holidays are a time of year for celebration, being with family, and enjoying. Yet, they also tend to be a time of stress for many people in terms of preparation, overindulgence, and cost. The following are five ways to manage your stress through this holiday season.

1. Make time for your family but also for yourself.

If you are a parent, the holidays can be extremely stressful as you prepare for your children’s celebration. However, even if you are single the additional stress of attending holiday parties, family gatherings, and gift buying may seem like more to do. This… Continue reading

Marriage – Separate but Living Together

Living Apart but Together

Why do couples continue to live together even though they are separated or considering divorce? Some couples find that they want ‘space’ from each other and decide to live together (stay in their current home) while they start marriage counseling or wait for the divorce to go through.

This decision is based on many variables. Sometimes the couple can’t decide who should leave the home or they may want their children to remain in their current school district.

Some couples have a sizeable home with a substantial mortgage payment. They decide to share the home… Continue reading

Impact of Divorce in Our Lives

EDITOR’S NOTE: In our ongoing series showcasing life coaches from www.hireaprofessionallifecoach.com, this week’s feature is Paula Quinsee‘s blog post on Imago Therapy. Paula is a Life, Health, and Relationship Coach who is passionate about being a catalyst for change and touching people’s lives. You can find and follow her on www.ati2ud.com, FaceBook, and Twitter.

Divorce touches the lives of family members, communities, and society. Whether you are the one initiating the divorce or the one on the receiving end, the choice to separate will come with a number of unexpected effects and a range… Continue reading

Coping with Harsh Winter Weather

Winter

In a recent York Daily Record article, Dr. Pollack spoke about how to stay positive, even with this winter’s many snowstorms.

Here are some tips for coping:

Think positive. Pollack said depressed people tend to think negatively. Even as you acknowledge the financial hardship, try to focus on a more positive aspect, such as that it’s family time.

Stay busy. When you’re cooped up inside, distract yourself with a home project, such as cleaning out a closet. “Find something that will give you that personal sense of satisfaction,” she said. Or do something relaxing, such as reading or listening… Continue reading

Why Video Therapy May Be for You

Movie therapyBooks and audio have been part of the therapeutic process for many years. Video therapy, also called movie therapy, is a type of therapy where you discuss films as part of your therapy. In your session, you are asked to mention movies that have had an impact on you or that you found meaningful.

I also ask questions to guide you in choosing films that resonate with you. What characters do you like? What movies does your family enjoy together? Or is there a message in a movie that you would like to get across to others in your family?… Continue reading

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