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Help Your Family Feel Safe

These are turbulent times, and the past few weeks have been unrelenting in their intensity. From political unrest and natural disasters to the senseless massacre in Las Vegas, we’ve seen how unpredictable life can be. At any time and any place – a local elementary school, political event, concert, sports competition, house of worship – communities have been at risk. Despite rekindled feelings of  vulnerability, we must defend against fear and anxiety. Grief can make way for greater awareness and healing. And this process begins with family. As our children become immersed … Continue reading

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Want Less Stress? Spend Time with Friends

Do you ever feel there aren’t enough hours in the day? According to a recent research study, participants who outsourced laundry, cleaning, yard work and other tedious chores reported greater life satisfaction. These results suggest that spending money on time saving services increases happiness by minimizing tension about limited free time. Interested? There’s no better way to relieve pressure than by spending quality time with friends. And as a plus, emotional support from friends helps you navigate work/family transitions and live a more satisfying life. Numerous studies indicate that social ties reduce … Continue reading

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Re-feathering Your Empty Nest

Today over 20 million young adults between 18 and 32 are more likely living with parents than independently. And the phenomenon of boomerang kids back in the nest is being called a favorable cultural shift. Yet it’s a challenge for some moms who are in the midst of spreading their own wings. If this sounds familiar, try these practical tips to help you navigate this transition: Increase optimism. A positive mindset doesn’t diminish the fact that you now have more responsibility and less freedom. But changing your perspective and how you … Continue reading

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Virtual Book Tour: John Tarnoff

For this Virtual Book Tour, we’re pleased to host career reinvention coach, John Tarnoff on our blog. We’ll be discussing his recently published book, Boomer Reinvention: How to Create Your Dream Career Over 50. After learning the secrets of how to turn setbacks into successes, John reinvented himself at age 50. Today, he’s here to share how a ‘second act’ career can be not only financially successful, but personally fulfilling as well. Let’s get started.  Her Mentor Center: Why should people trust John Tarnoff to take them through a critical life event … Continue reading

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