Christmas Doesn’t Have To Be Perfect To Be Enjoyable

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!If you believe popular media and holiday guides, you may think that everything to do with Christmas from the tree and decorations, to the food, and even how you wrap your gifts has to be perfect. That’s simply not true and deep down you know…

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7 Tips For Dealing With Family Issues During The Holidays

Families can be a wonderful blessing, or they can be a major pain during the holidays. Frankly, they can be both at the same time. The stress of the Christmas season, combined with the fact that we see more of each other than during the rest of the year, can bring any tension and arguments to a boiling point (especially…

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Complicated Families Can Make For Holiday Complications

As our families get more complicated, so do the holidays. Most modern families no longer consist of Mom, Dad, 2.5 kids, and one or two adoring grandparents. Instead, you’re dealing with ex-spouses, their new partners and a mix of children, step-children, and various half-brothers and -sisters. With that comes a lot of complication to your already busy holiday schedule. While…

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The Danger Of Coveting A Magazine Christmas

Whether you scroll through Pinterest, flip through your favorite magazine, see holiday ads on TV, or look at my house (I’m kidding! So kidding it’s sad…), perfect versions of Christmas are popping up everywhere during the fall and winter months. While they are nice to look at and can serve as inspiration for your own holiday decorating, cooking, and gift…

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Don’t Miss This Free Vision Board Workshop!

Want to make some changes in your life, but what you’ve tried hasn’t worked yet? Try making a vision board in this free vision board workshop! You put your hopes and dreams together on one board where you can see them all together frequently and, like magic, things start to come together to align with what you put on the…

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My Experience Undergoing A Water Ultrasound

The next step in pursuing artificial insemination on the path to adding to my family was a water ultrasound. For those who don’t know, it involves a speculum, a catheter to place the water, and an ultrasound wand. Good times! So the speculum is the hardest for me. Even the smallest size is difficult because it forces muscles to move…

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9 Ways Self-Help Actually Helps Those Around You

You’ve heard the saying that you can’t help anyone until you help yourself first. And, that no one can change unless they are willing to and want to. If you have determined that there are things about yourself that you would like to improve, self-help might be just the thing that you need. If you have also found that some…

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How Self-Help Boosts The Health Of Your Mind, Body, And Spirit

Do you remember Stuart Smalley from Saturday Night Live? He was a character that took the idea of self-help and made fun of it. Stuart would look in the mirror and tell himself he was special and smart and do other daily affirmations. A famous quote that he said is, “Because I’m good enough, I’m smart enough, and doggonit, people…

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How To Get The Most Out Of Self-Help

Self-Help Can Work For You 1. Most people have the skills within themselves to improve their lives on their own. 2. So much can be gained through determination, hard work, and independence. That said, you can always add an accountability partner, either in real life or in an online group. 3. Learning new concepts and techniques can help people develop…

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Trauma And My Hysterosalpingogram Test (HSG)

I have mentioned in previous posts that I was using hypnosis and subliminal message tracks to help deal with anxiety around some medical procedures. Well, the one I’ve had done recently that was pretty rough for me was a hysterosalpingogram, commonly just called HSG. I had this test done because my daughter and I have decided that we’d like to…

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