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6 Wise Ways To Financially Survive A Breakup

The ending of a short-term relationship won’t likely hit your finances much. However, a breakup from a serious long-term one or marriage could be devastating. …

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6 Important Facts About Anxiety

First, anxiety is a mental illness that affects millions of people all over the world. In fact, in the US alone, there are more than …

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7 Ways To Live Well When You Have Long-Term Injury

When our body works as it should, it can be easy to take it for granted. We just assume it’s going to be that way …

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 5 Secrets To Life-Fulfillment And Success During Adversity

We all know that life can be challenging at times. Though we can’t control some things, we can change how we react to adversity. And, …

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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 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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