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4 Ways To Get Your Life Back After Addiction

It would be difficult to find someone who hasn’t experienced some connection to addiction in their lifetime. Whether it be through personal experience, your friend’s, …

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3 Things To Understand About Women And Alcoholism

The majority of women want families but many are waiting until later in life to even start. Having a successful career has arrived at the …

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3 Light Sources In Dark Times

Going through a rough time in life may produce feelings of loneliness and inadequacy. It can make you feel as though nobody understands your situation …

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6 Ways To Reduce Anxiety Naturally

Everyone’s experience with anxiety is different because everyone’s brains and bodies are different. Unfortunately, this means there isn’t a “one-size-fits-all” solution for it. Medication has …

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4 Necessities For Chronic Illness and Pain Patients

As a woman who has dealt with chronic illness and pain for half of her life, I attest to the fact that it changes you. …

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5 Income-Generating Tips For When You Can’t Work A Conventional Job

There are many reasons why someone might be unable to work a conventional job. This time may also be temporary in nature or be indefinite. Chronic …

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3 Major Ways To Help Elderly Family In Your Care

You never know when an elderly family member might become ill and require extensive care. At that point, you have to make a major decision: You can place him or her in a home where they’ll get the assistance they require or take it on yourself. The latter option is preferable with most families because of emotional reasons and the fear of not finding a good facility. However, you need to understand that it’s a huge commitment. When my mom had cancer (though she wasn't elderly), it was a constant responsibility to meet her needs. Of course, I was willing and loved her dearly, but it didn't stop it from being overwhelming at times. Today, I’m going to discuss some of the things you can do to help elderly family in your care. 

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4 Crucial Ways To Support A Loved One During A Mental Illness Crisis

Seeing someone you love cope with addiction, depression, bipolar disorder or any mental illness can be heart-breaking. There are times when you feel hopeless and …

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3 Highly Effective Ways To Heal From Trauma

  Recovering from an illness, injury, or a traumatic life event can affect us deeply and in many ways. We can choose to allow these …

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Should I Get Back With My Ex?: 4 Questions To Ask Yourself

You did it – you finally broke up with your partner. But, wait a minute, you’re having second thoughts. Oh my god, what if you made a mistake? What if he or she was "The One" after all? Yep, this is how many women feel when they finally sever the cord, especially if it was a long relationship.You have the choice to stubbornly soldier on with the breakup plan or turn around and patch things up. But, sometimes, breaking up isn’t a mistake. The problem is it’s hard to tell when you’ve made a good decision or a bad one. Luckily, there are some simple questions that may help you answer the big one: should I get back with my ex?

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5 Healthful Ways To Move Forward After Trauma

Wouldn’t it be marvelous if we all had a crystal ball to peer into? This goes doubly for after a hard-hitting trauma like divorce, illness, loss of a loved one, or an accident. These times can bring on a fog that lasts for months or even years. Though this isn't necessarily healthy, it's a normal response to things that change your life abruptly. I've been through some pretty horrific events in my life but also understand they contributed to the woman I am today. I do know that it's important to create a safe and healthful environment in order to heal and move on. Here are 5 things you can do to move forward after trauma.

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4 Healthy Ways To Cope With Mental Illness

Anyone who has struggled with mental illness knows it's not easy. It can also be very difficult to talk about because of the stigma and shaming that can often come with it. Most people don't understand what can happen or how their loved ones really feel. That is unless they have experienced it themselves. This is one reason why so many try to hide their affliction and even completely turn away from everyone they love. Obviously, that is not the best course of action for relief and true help. Here are 4 important actions when mental illness strikes.

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4 Major Signs That Your Relationship Is In Big Trouble

No woman enjoys that doubt in the back of her mind that her relationship is falling apart. Unfortunately, this happens a lot and doesn't always mean a breakup. You should know, though, staying in a relationship that isn’t right for you for way too long can be miserable and unproductive. Some women continue to work on their relationship because they believe their partner will change.When these women find out that they ultimately won't, they may feel like they wasted their time. It may be beneficial to know for sure if we are unhappy with who we chose early on in the relationship. This type of awareness helps to make good decisions that serve you at all stages. To get you thinking, here are 4 major signs that your relationship is in big trouble.

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4 Ways To Prepare Your Child For A Hospital Stay

***This post is a collaboration and may contain affiliate links. If your child has to go to the hospital for treatment or tests, you will …

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4 Ways To Get Back Up After Adversity Knocks You Down

Life is never simply a walk in the park. Obstacles and challenges make us duck, dodge, and dance our way through. And, sometimes, despite our effort to avoid adversity, disaster strikes. When it happens, it can create a lack of self-confidence, among other personal problems. Trust me, I understand getting kicked in the teeth and thrown to the ground of life. At times, the only thing you have to hold onto is a thin thread. That said, even a small connection to life and your inner strength can get you through. Remember, being down is never the end as long as you get back up after adversity strikes.

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