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Social Media: A Balanced Approach

Social Media is a great tool for communication and connecting with friends and relatives who you don’t see on a daily basis. However, it can take the place of intimate connection. Here are a few observations I have about social media and its dangers. Continue reading

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Anxiety: A Personal Perspective

I’ve battled anxiety for many years. The emotional and mental distress that I have experienced has kept me from living life fully, and at times has stopped me from making decisions, has crippled my confidence, and even distorted my thinking. It wasn’t until these past couple of years, when my struggles almost paralyzed me, that I learned the most about myself and about managing and overcoming the monster of anxiety and fear. Continue reading

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6 Ways to Help a Depressed Person Cope

So many articles feature how to deal with depression and are written to the person who is depressed. However, I thought I’d write something to the people who have a relationship with a person who is suffering from depression. Continue reading

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How to Make your Marriage Last in an Uncertain Economy

o many Orlando couples are facing uncertainty in their financial security. Secure jobs have been lost, benefits and health care are hard to find and those who have jobs are being overworked and underpaid. This hardship is affecting marriages all over the state. How can couples get along with less money and less freedom to spend money on leisure activities?[…] Continue reading

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How to Care for People Who are Depressed

Seven tips to help you cope with a person who is depressed. Listen and don’t tell them they should just think positive.  If a depressed person could think positive they would.  They don’t have the ability to change the way … Continue reading

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Parenting Adult Children

As a parent of two adult children, I’ve experienced the need to change my parenting style from an “authoritarian” approach to a mentor approach. My children no longer need my authority but my encouragement. That was a difficult transition for me as I’ve done it one way for so long. However, in order to foster a good relationship with both my kids I knew I had to change. […] Continue reading

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