Category Archives: your self

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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Extending Your Summer Days

Albert Einstein may be known for the Theory of Relativity but you could have told everyone that the speed of time is relative. When you want to savor every moment of a priceless experience, it feels like it’s over in a snap – but time can crawl when you’re in pain or even in an embarrassing spot. Now that summer is here, have you been looking for ways to slow down the clock and enjoy each day to its fullest? It seems that the older we get and the more … 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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A Day for Mother Earth

Every April 22 since 1970 has been celebrated as Earth Day – a time to reflect on how we can protect the environment, now and in the future. Beginning with about 20 million people in the United States honoring Mother Nature that first year, there are expected to be more than a billion people across the world observing the festival this year. We’ve blogged here about Earth Day and, even more importantly, about the day after. What can we do to sustain our momentum when we are committed to making … Continue reading

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