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Be Your Own Valentine: Love Yourself First!

Ah, Valentine’s Day: a day both celebrated and dreaded! You may be that person who showers your significant other with heart-shaped chocolates, the person who can’t wait for the day to end, or indifferent to what you believe to be a commercialized…
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Choose a Word to Live By

Starting the new year is exciting -- it is an opportunity to start off fresh and think about the change we want to implement in our lives. But about this time after the holiday cheer has died down, we may start to feel the stress associated…
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Make Wellness Your Resolution

At the start of a new year people reflect on the resolutions for the new year. They may be grand resolutions that are difficult to achieve, which can lead to stress, anxiety and low self-esteem. Instead, think about committing in small ways…
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Setting Goals in 2016

Happy new year!  The beginning of a new year can bring with it feelings of hope, excitement and renewal.  Indeed, ‘tis the season for old endings, new beginnings, and new year’s resolutions.  This blog is designed to offer you a new perspective…
Ways to Combat Seasonal Affective Disorder
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Feeling SAD? 7 Ways to Combat Seasonal Affective Disorder

As a Brit, you’d think I’d be used to gloomy weather. But having spent several years living in sunny Los Angeles, I have to admit - I’m nervous about the upcoming winter. Because exposure to sunlight plays a crucial role in emotional balance,…

Why New Year’s Resolutions Don’t Work!

Every year when January 1st rolls around, you tend to hear two phrases: Happy New Year! Followed by the question, “What’s your new year’s resolution?” After all, what better time to change into a “new you” than a new year? According…
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New Year, New Career

My favorite day of the year is January 1st. I remember when I was in my 20s and waking up in my Brooklyn shared apartment, and thinking “Ah, I have nothing I need to do today.” This remains true to this day. I love the relief of getting…
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Communicate Effectively This Holiday

Tis the season to be jolly… isn’t that what they say? Holidays are one of the most stressful times of the year. There are plenty of demands and expectations put upon us that can be anxiety producing. Family and friends want the celebrations…
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Give Yourself the Gift of Self Care

Although the holidays are intended to leave us feeling fulfilled, loved, and accomplished, they often leave us feeling more stress than pleasure.  Many people are concerned with the amount of time they need to spend with family members during…
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How to Eat Mindfully This Holiday

For many of us, our happiest memories of the holiday time are intertwined with the sensory experience of eating. We think about the smell of a family recipe in the oven; we relish the thought of a treat we only indulge in during a special time…