self-improvement

  1. School & Education

    Teaching our kids the art of creativity

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    As parents we often put a tremendous emphasis on our kids doing well in school. A good education is important, but academic learning...
  2. Living rooms

    Why women need a Mom Cave

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    For decades, men in America have had a retreat in their homes all to themselves, the Man Cave. But according to a survey conducted...
  3. Exercise & Fitness

    No OM Yoga: Modern yoga for women on the go

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    If you’ve avoided yoga because you aren’t an OM-chanting pretzel poser and the hour-long traditional yoga classes don’t fit into...
  4. Wellness

    10 Ways to take control of your health

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    Have the last few weeks of family gatherings and holiday festivities left you feeling unhealthy and out of control? Take heart — a...
  5. Wellness

    Mind-body connection: The psychology of healing

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    What does being healed mean to you? How much does the mind truly affect your ability to recover after an illness, undergoing surgery...
  6. Career Advice

    5 Ways to beat workplace anxiety

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    Everyone gets stressed at work sometimes. But when daily stressors at work cause you to feel preoccupied, scared or even panicky,...
  7. Wellness

    Tune up your health with music

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    Eating well, exercising, nixing cigarettes, cutting back on alcohol: They’re all things we should be doing to improve our everyday...
  8. Losing Weight

    Weight-loss tips: How to find your inner skinny

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    For most of her life, Lori Wengle battled with her weight. And though she’s finally found her skinny (a.k.a. her best weight), she...
  9. Conditions

    Fighting back against epilepsy: One woman’s success story

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    Alysse Mengason of Birmingham, Michigan, had a grand mal seizure in her sleep and went into a coma. When she woke up she had no...
  10. Stress

    Holiday tips for coping with difficult family members

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    All year, you face the stress of juggling work, parties, shopping, cooking and caring for your children or elderly parents. Then...
  11. Happiness & Friendship

    10 reasons you need a life plan

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    There's a quote that says "If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans." I would venture a new one: If you want to make God...
  12. Makeup & Skin Care

    How to look like a supermodel

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    Cindy, Heidi, Naomi and Gisele: Just their first names conjure up images of bigger-than-life beauty. Being a supermodel is about...
  13. Technology

    A tech-free way to enrich your communication skills

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    In today’s technological era of email, cell phones, texting, Facebook and Twitter, mixed with an insanely busy social schedule, who...
  14. Happiness & Friendship

    Key to happiness: Finding your personal strengths

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    Turn to the person next to you and tell them a story about when you were at your absolute best. Not a humble story, in which you...
  15. Wellness

    Make a healthy self-transformation in the New Year

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    By now, most of us get the gist of dieting: Over-indulgence is bad, exercise and unprocessed foods are good. However, as a person...
  16. Hobbies

    How to make an inspiration board

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    In my office, I have pictures of my kids tacked to a small corkboard. I change the photos on a somewhat regular basis - as the kids...
  17. Self Improvement & Mental Health

    The health benefits of pet therapy: Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) and Animal Assisted Activities (AAA)

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    If you have ever snuggled up to her on a cold, lonely night, or cried into her fur about a horrible Monday you know there is nothing...