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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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Recently, a friend complained that she was “so depressed.” Obviously concerned for her mental wellbeing, I chatted with her about what she was going through, and luckily, in a short half hour, she was feeling better and back to her…...

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When our physical health suffers, we go to the doctor for a physical checkup. But what about our minds? When was the last time you got a checkup for your mental health? The World Health Organization defines mental health as…...

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Over the last couple of years, I’ve written numerous articles and posts on difficult people, personalities and relationships: Everything from Manipulative Marys to Bullies in the workplace to people who break boundaries to toxic relationships.  Let’s face it:  In life,…...

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One of my biggest philosophies is “Small changes for big impact.” I really believe in this mantra.  When it comes to creating change in our lives, even positive change, it can be really hard.  Let’s be honest: The older we…...

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Ever since I can remember, I was always goal setting.  Whether it was competing for first chair in the high school band or getting into the college of my choice or raising funds for a thesis in a third world…...

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The past couple of times I’ve spoken at Spa Industry conferences, I’ve heard industry experts describe the consumers’ perception of a spa as “a place to get fluffed and buffed,” implying that spas are purely meant for superficial grooming benefits.  Sure,…...

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I am not a marathon runner…probably never will be…but I do like to run 3 1/2 miles or so a couple of times a week and last night, I took part in the JP Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge in Boston. …...

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Unfortunately, there may be times that smiling can be difficult – when it might not be easy and might feel virtually impossible.  Sometimes we get so caught up in the bad things that we forget that smiling is actually an option. …...

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This past April it was announced that a new book is available called ‘My Beautiful Mommy’.  Don’t let the name fool you…this isn’t some testament to how children adore their mothers.  It isn’t about children thinking their mothers are the most beautiful…...

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