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As the year comes to a close with religious or family celebrations, now is a good time to take stock of the thoughts that continue to whirl through your mind. Are you thinking happy thoughts, or are all of those instances of upset on a constant loop? Do you have strategies in place that will help you reduce your times of frustration, anxiety, or memories of hurt feelings? This used …

Another family weekend, but this time with my husband’s siblings and spouses: Lots of stories from years gone by Catching up on other family members and former high school friends Too much food This special time leads me to wonder: how many people don’t get together with siblings because of disagreements and stresses from over the years? When you’re growing up all siblings have the typical issues: Borrowing vs just …

Do you believe in those little messages you’ve heard about in the movies? You know, the ones portrayed by either a little angel trying to give you good advice on one shoulder, or a little devil trying to lead you astray from the other? Some have said that that little voice led them to making a doctor’s appointment, only to discover that the doctor’s news had been received just in …