As the holidays arrive, families travel near and far to gather together to celebrate. As much as we may love to see our family and spend the holidays with those we love, it can be a bit stressful. Some of us, no matter how much we love our family, have a hard time being around [...]

We come up with goals more times than we can be bothered to count. Every year we make a resolution that we swear we are going to follow during the year. In the spring we insist on setting a goal to achieve the “Summer Body.” We want to save money for a new car, learn [...]

The Importance of Gratitude

During this time of the year, we are bombarded with positive messages of the season: warmth, joy, family, and the importance of gratitude. It is a common tradition for family members and friends to sit around the table and take turns naming people, things, and events for which they are thankful. However, when you look [...]

Entering preschool can be one of the most frightening transitions for children. And let’s face it, parents sometimes have a hard time, as well. This might be the first time we let our children out of our care and entrust their safety and well-being to a complete stranger. However, as scary as it can be [...]

The leaves are changing colors and falling to the ground. The temperature is dropping, and the days are becoming shorter. School is in full swing, and the holidays are just around the corner. With all of the changes happening during the fall, the urge to stay inside and prepare for an impromptu hibernation session becomes [...]

Halloween is undoubtedly the spookiest time of the year. Witches, monsters, ghosts, and goblins are plastered throughout the town, in yards and on houses. People flock to the local theater to watch some of the most famous and chilling horror movies. For most children, the highlight of every Halloween night is trick or treating. What’s [...]

When you leave for college, you will most likely leave behind the very rigid structure of your high school life. You were likely involved in more activities than you had reasonable time for just to get into college. With so many activities, your daily schedule was likely filled to the point that you didn’t even [...]

Disagreements are bound to happen. Whether they be with a parent, co-worker, or friend, an argument is sure to sour any mood, especially one with a spouse. Disagreements can let others know where you stand on certain issues, and they are perfectly healthy to have. However, the problem arises when you and your partner lack [...]

How many times have you been sitting down, reading a book or watching TV, and all of a sudden a feeling of dread and constant worry overcomes your senses? One minute you are relaxing, and then the next, you feel that something isn’t right. But what is it? You run through everything that it could [...]

There is an old saying that claims nothing is certain except death and taxes. These days, however, another certainty should be added to that saying: stress. There always seems to be something that demands our attention. Stress is constant, and no matter how care-free and relaxed we try to live our lives, stress has a [...]