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Celebrating the 4th of July

How are you celebrating the 4th of July this year? Whether you’re with friends or family, at home or out, enjoy relaxing and being together. Hoist the flag, express your gratitude for living in this great country of ours and grab a hot dog on a bun – which by the way was invented at the 1904 World Fair in St. Louis, my hometown. Then find a good spot for watching the fireworks this evening! The Statue of Liberty, a gift to America from France in 1886, reopened to the … Continue reading

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July 4th and Your Independence

On July 4th, we celebrate the birth of our nation and freedom. Wherever you are and whoever you’re with, a picnic and barbecue is most likely the order of the day. We’re now six months into 2012. Even if your new year’s resolution was to lose weight, eating traditional food is a mainstay of Independence Day. Although setting goals for yourself is great, make sure they’re realistic and remember you’re the one in charge. Don’t see today as falling off the wagon. Instead, embrace your independence. Enjoy the food, fun … Continue reading

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Happy 4th of July

Happy 4th of July! Do you know what Erma Bombeck, the American Humorist, had to say about this special day in history? You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness. You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism. We’re now six months … Continue reading

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Michael Jackson’s Kids: Doing the Best They Can

Michael Jackson often experienced the emotional turmoil that can accompany global fame. He was grateful for the the wisdom and strong support of his mom. Although your family may not be in the public eye, if your adult children are in trouble and you’re suddenly cast into the role of parent, you could be feeling the stress. There will be a huge void to fill and you may be confused about your role now. Don’t be afraid to see a family therapist, child psychologist or parenting coach. Understanding your particular … Continue reading

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