7 Steps For Managing Your Holiday Stress

From shopping and entertaining to budgeting and attending parties and celebrations, the holiday season is usually filled with stress and chaos.  You want everything to be perfect — and memorable — filled with comfort and joy.  But the truth is that your to-do list can seem never-ending, crowds and long …

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The 5 Friends Every Woman Needs In Her Life

Buddies, chums, mates, pals, maybe even confidante? No matter what you call them, friends are the cherry on the sundae of life. Here are five great friends that every woman needs in her life – and a list of movies to watch with them. Because girlfriends and good movies go …

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Celebrating the Holidays with a Loved One with Dementia

Celebrating the Holidays with a Loved One with Dementia: A Guide for Family Caregivers

When you are a caregiver for a family member with dementia, the holidays are a mixture of many things: practical organizing and preparations, as well as a jumble of feelings and emotions. It is not uncommon for family caregivers to feel overwhelmed, anxious, or sad, as they look forward to …

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Do You Have the “Holiday Stress” Personality?

The holidays can be stressful for many people, but women tend to get the brunt of it. A 2013 study by the American Psychological Association (APA) found that women experienced a much more dramatic spike in stress levels over the holidays than men did. Researchers noted that women were much …

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How to Deal with the Mixed Emotions of Motherhood This Holiday Season

Being a parent around the holidays can be beautiful… or beastly.  Finding time to spending with your children with everything else going on, buying presents, building snowmen, drinking hot cocoa, or relaxing with the family fireside, being a mother during this merry season can give you mixed emotions and mess …

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Table Talk: 5 Strategies for Surviving Thanksgiving Get-Togethers

November has been a month of opposites. Many of us have been alternately pleased by the mild weather and consumed with the recent political election. No matter which side of the issues you find yourself on – there is one thing on which we can all agree – we can’t agree …

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12 Ways to Cultivate Gratitude

With the holiday season starting to get in to full swing (don’t even get me started on Christmas music before Thanksgiving), we thought it would be good to kick off November with a good look at gratitude. Sure, you may say it’s not an original topic given the season and Thanksgiving …

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Why the Holidays Hurt Our Health

Can you believe it’s November? I feel like this happens every year, the spring and summer are a blur, then it comes time for the holiday season, and now I just so desperately want time to slow down. I want more time to enjoy the dramatic shift in seasons, to …

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The Long-Term Effect of Weight Teasing on Girls

Jennifer Leslie was always the tallest kid in her class, but also the heaviest. She was never an unhealthy eater, but was constantly ridiculed for her size. Once puberty hit, Leslie grew more height-wise and thinned out, but was still larger than many kids her age, so the teasing didn’t …

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BRCA Gene Testing for Women with Ovarian Cancer

A recent study out of McGill University Health Centre suggests that all women with ovarian cancer should be tested for the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, regardless of family history. But this study confirms what is already known and practiced in the U.S. It wouldn’t change current guidelines here in the …

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