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Chances are that during the Thanksgiving weekend you may have had a couple of extra servings of your holiday favorites, a few extra glasses of wine and no chance to get to the gym. No need to beat up on…...

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As we turn the corner into November, the inevitable is looming: the holiday season. Thanksgiving, and then Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanzaa, and then the New Year brings tremendous festivity, yet, can easily be overwhelming, not to mention more stressful than…...

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Developing intimate friendships in childhood is important, given the critical role friendships play in social and personal identity, social support, and physical and psychological well-being. Studies show healthy relationships can suppress levels of cortisol (a stress hormone) during stressful times,…...

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Getting rid of screens for a week opens up our time, our creativity and our ability to bond as a family. In fact, doing a screen detox is one of the strategies we recommend in 52 Small Changes for the…...

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Reasons to Have a Family Bucket List

Studies show that if we are buying things, we might be putting our money in the wrong place. Create a Family Bucket List to live a richer life together....

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Get Creative with Your Family

Getting creative is a super important component of your family’s mental health. And you don’t need to be an artist or musician in order to reap the benefits of regular creative pursuits. Researchers have reviewed studies that used art, writing, music…...

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5 Tips to Be a Better Listener

If you’ve lamented the loss of real conversation in your life, you wouldn’t be alone. Sherry Turkle, MIT communications professor and noted author, reminds us: “The world is more talkative now, but it’s at the expense of real conversation.” Cultivating…...

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Declutter with Decision Flow

Minimizing and organizing: they’re so hot right now. If you’ve been bingeing Marie Kondo and making your thrift store piles, or simply sighing every time you open that junk drawer because who has the time to binge TV right now,…...

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In most parts of the country (especially here in the Northeast), winter isn’t a time that’s synonymous with the best time to get outside and explore. We long for warm summer or brisk fall days when we can enjoy the…...

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Many of us have gotten a whiff of a scent and have been transported back to a memory or moment in time – and the associated emotions. But have you ever thought about how you can create scent in your space that helps improve your mood? …...

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