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Accepting Change: Letting Yourself Fall Into The Flow of Your Life

By Guest Blogger Jeff Keni Pulver While my current situation is not life threatening, it has been life altering. The following are my musings of dealing with a life-changing event. Imagine being in the top physical shape of your life. Years of training, rebooting your body. You changed your food habits, you had adopted exercise habits. You found yourself enjoying…

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Fighting Depression

By Guest Blogger Liz Wiener When I was a kid, I couldn’t go to sleep unless I completed a very specific set of nightly routines. I was inexplicably terrified of water dripping from the bathroom tap, so I worked at tightening the faucet until I was sure I was safe. The bathroom light switch had to be flicked on and…

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Wisdom Wednesday: She Let Go

I saw this poem on Facebook, and wanted to share it with you. I thought it was so simple, yet so profound. Read it until the end.   She let go. She let go. Without a thought or a word, she let go. She let go of the fear. She let go of the judgments. She let go of the confluence…

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The Confidence Bible

By Guest Blogger Jane Durst Pulkys Stop for a second and ask yourself, how are you feeling? If you were to finish the following statement, what would you say? “I am ____.” What word did you use? Happy? Anxious? Over-worked? Calm? When I do this exercise with clients, I usually get negative statements. For a lot of us, we let our…

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Living Vicariously Through Our Kids

Grab a coffee (or tea), this one's gonna be a longy. I'm gonna put something out there today which may sound like common sense, but I don't think really is. Hello, and Happy Monday! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Our weekend ended on a high when this guy finally wrote his high school entrance exam yesterday morning. BOOM,…

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October Is #BreastCancerAwareness Month: Karen’s Choice

By Guest Blogger Karen Malkin Lazarovitz I was diagnosed with a BRCA2 gene mutation (breast and ovarian cancer gene) in December 2008. My lifetime risk of developing breast cancer was 87%, my risk of ovarian cancer; 45%. Now, I ask you, if you knew your chance of winning the lotto was 87%, how often would you buy a ticket? Or if…

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The 5 Stages of Grief

Happy Monday, girls! We're back in the groove today. The kids finally went back to school after last week's Jewish holidays, and I went back to the gym (five pounds heavier due to endless chopped liver, brisket and gefilte fish). You might recall one of my favorite guest bloggers on this site, Janet Tarasofsky. Her post titled 525,600 Minutes to Single…

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Robin Williams and The Stigma of Depression

In light of yesterday's tragedy, I wanted to republish an older post on crushing the stigma of depression. I read online, "Maybe Robin Williams' legacy won't only be the humor he gave us. Maybe it will be that he brought depression to the forefront." It feels today as though a bright light has gone out. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="540"] Photo…

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22 Ways To Stress-Free Living and Uncluttering Your Mind

It's just about that time - the evenings are getting darker, earlier, the kids are prepping for back to school, summer feels like it's going by in the blink of an eye, and we're getting ready to put away our white skinnies. It's for this reason that I decided back in May, that this summer, I would come from a…

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The Power of Risk Taking and How To Get Off The Fence

It’s easy to stay in our comfort zones - to sit perched on our fences. The familiar far too often keeps us stuck right where we are and prevents us from experiencing personal growth, happiness and manifesting our dreams. But, venturing out into the unknown can seem terrifying and virtually impossible to achieve. But what if taking the risk, taking…

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