Starting your day with positive thoughts and affirmations can help you have a good day. And, let’s face it, we could all use an extra dose of positive vibes right now. If you’re like most people, you have a lot going on in your life. Between all the responsibilities and external stressors most of us…

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There’s nothing like getting a good night’s sleep, waking up refreshed and energized, and feeling ready to start the day. It can make a huge difference in your life. You will be more mentally alert, more relaxed, and little things won’t set you off. Not being able to sleep, well, that’s another story. It’s horribly frustrating…

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Do you say the words, “I love you,” to the people you love and care about? I grew up in a household where we told each other how we felt and said the words, “I love you” multiple times in a day. Whenever I left the house, I would tell my family I loved them…

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It’s important to cultivate a hobby. No one can tell you what your hobby should be, and there aren’t any rules. Cultivating a hobby is a great way to relieve stress, and have something to help you relax. It’s a fun way to grow your interests, expose yourself to learning something different, and even develop…

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Someone said to me recently, “Dara, you’re always so happy. Aren’t you ever in a bad mood?” “I have you fooled,” I responded, “Of course, I get into bad moods. I get grumpy and tired just like everyone else.” Just ask my kids and my husband if I’m ever in a bad mood. They’ll be thrilled…

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Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a secret to old age? A secret to making it past the age of ninety and living a long and healthy life? At a restaurant recently, and older woman walked in with her friend. When she entered the small restaurant, she started waving and saying “hi” to everyone…

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If you’re feeling a little down after the holiday season, don’t worry, you aren’t alone. In fact, the post-holiday blues are actually fairly common. As people head back to work in January and settle back into “normal” daily life, melancholy feelings can come up. There are a variety of reasons that can trigger this. Sadness…

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I absolutely adore the month of January. Maybe, it’s because I love a new beginning. The thought of getting a fresh start and having a clean slate excites me. It’s an opportunity to start a new beginning, release what isn’t working, and intentionally make space for new endeavors. Even though I love my life, I recognize…

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When the calendar moves from October to November, I automatically shift into gratitude mode. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday because I love what it stands for: taking the time to count your blessings. In this season of giving thanks, we have a super fun and meaningful way you can lean in and let the people…

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There’s a lot of uncertainty in the world right now, and many of us are feeling a heightened sense of fear because of the Coronavirus.  When we think about how much our lives have changed over the past few weeks, and pay attention to the news, the amount of fear many of us are feeling…

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