December 2009 - Have a Stress-Free Holiday Season

by Kristie Leong M.D. It's the most wonderful time of the year and also the most stressful. The holidays may be full of cheer, but they can take a toll on your stress level and your health. From the pressures of shopping to visiting relatives there doesn't seem to be a free moment. Wouldn't it be

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December 2009 - Wilder In Real Life: Remember First Grade?

by Lauren Wilder Two months in Chicago feels like a year, in a good way. When you’re in a new city you run into and meet a lot of fascinating people. Making friends in your early twenties is pretty tough, well really after college; it’s fun, annoying, and even lonely. Sure I have friends from

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December 2009 - Be a Giver

By Karyn L. Beach We’ve all heard that it is more blessed to give than to receive. But we live in a world where many are ruled by their wants and desires. When that adage comes up people think, “Yeah right, I’d much rather receive a flat-screen plasma television set than to give one away.

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December 2009 - Holidays Getting You Down

The holidays are here, Thanksgiving has passed and now you’re getting ready to put up the tree, clean for the next big family gathering, put away all the things that would be in the way of decorations and make a list of all things that have to be done during the holidays. Yes, the holidays are

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December 2009 - Getting Children Involved in the Spirit of Giving

By Kori Rodley Irons Parents often complain that during the holiday season, the focus for their kids seems to be on “getting” - asking and receiving an abundance of gifts and treats. Everywhere they go, people ask them what the “want.” For many parents, all this wanting can get to be too

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December 2009 - Can I Have That Stick You Are Beating Yourself Up With?

By Rev. Diannia Baty You can only attract the people, things, and events that match the quality and intensity of your beliefs about yourself. That’s why being gentle with yourself is a pre-requisite for conscious creators. You can visualize and affirm all you want, but if in your heart you aren

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December 2009 - An Unexpected Gift

by Annika Murray I don’t like the terminology, “unwanted” pregnancy.  An unplanned or unexpected pregnancy is totally different from an unwanted one.  I can’t say that I planned all my pregnancies, but I certainly know that I wanted each one.  I’m enjoying Avary’s beautiful smile

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