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How This Type A Planner Spent a Weekend 'Doing Nothing'--and Loving It

This weekend, I chucked my schedule and lived spontaneously. And, surprisingly, I was happier and more productive.
Posted 9/6/2011  6:00:00 PM By: Stepfanie Romine : 37 comments   14,008 views
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Let Go of Your Life Raft--I Promise, You Won't Drown.

Last week was not a good one. I was really stressed out. So what did I do? I deflated my life raft--and I'm doing just fine.
Posted 8/1/2011  2:00:00 PM By: Stepfanie Romine : 69 comments   15,130 views
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How to Prioritize Yourself AND Be More Effective in Your Life

Learning to prioritize yourself and to claim time for your goals is critical for long term success with health and weight loss.
Posted 4/13/2011  6:28:20 PM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 53 comments   27,498 views
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Do You Live (and Love) Your Life 7 Days a Week?

If you're constantly miserable during the week and only living for the weekend, have you ever considered how much life you're missing?
Posted 9/28/2010  1:08:04 PM By: Stepfanie Romine : 76 comments   18,680 views
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Is My Child Destined to be a Worry-Wart Like Me?

My daughter is becoming a worrier like me. For a long time Iíve thought that it was in her genes, but a new study is showing that environment might be a bigger influence.
Posted 8/20/2010  10:21:46 AM By: Jen Mueller : 48 comments   18,315 views
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Perfectionism Leads to Poor Health

In many ways, I consider myself to be a perfectionist. New research is finding that perfectionists tend to be in worse physical health and increase their risk of death.
Posted 7/27/2010  10:14:28 AM By: Jen Mueller : 87 comments   21,208 views
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Who's More Stressful: Your Spouse or Your Boss?

You'd assume a good way to unwind after a tough day might be to go home and spend some time with loved ones. According to a new poll, you might want to rethink that decision.
Posted 7/6/2010  6:00:19 AM By: Jen Mueller : 131 comments   17,912 views
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Life Isnít Always Fair

One of the most common statements we hear from kids is, "that's not fair"; but learning to cope with the obstacles in life allows us to accomplish our goals.
Posted 5/29/2010  11:15:48 AM By: Nancy Howard : 101 comments   15,924 views
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Decreasing Calories Can Increase Stress Level

Dieting can be stressful. New research is showing that it's not only mentally stressful, but can also be physically stressful on the body to restrict calories.
Posted 4/16/2010  3:09:47 PM By: Jen Mueller : 91 comments   24,513 views
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Broken Hearts Can Be Mended

Stress can lead to many health issues, but doctors are now on the lookout for a condition known as broken heart syndrome which can mimic the symptoms of a classic heart attack.
Posted 4/7/2010  2:56:28 PM By: Nancy Howard : 102 comments   21,001 views
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Coping with a Loved Oneís Diagnosis

While we are never fully prepared to face the reality of a loved one's diagnosis, accepting what we cannot change is all part of the journey we call life.
Posted 1/27/2010  5:01:44 PM By: Nancy Howard : 262 comments   16,659 views
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7 Easy Ways to Relax on the Job (without Getting Fired)

So how can you present your most cool, calm and collected self and accomplish all the tasks you have to do today? Take a breather, and try a few minutes of yogic stretching.
Posted 1/25/2010  12:09:24 PM By: Stepfanie Romine : 98 comments   43,306 views
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Is It Time To Relax When It Comes To Your Health?

Have you ever fallen into the trap of feeling like you have to become perfectly healthy and do everything exactly the way the experts tell you to?
Posted 1/19/2010  5:41:03 AM By: Jen Mueller : 110 comments   14,705 views
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Caring for Your Aging Parents: How Do You Cope?

With life expectancy on the rise, the reality is, many of us will be caring for at least one aging parent within our lifetime.
Posted 11/14/2009  6:45:37 PM By: Nancy Howard : 492 comments   69,723 views
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Habits of Healthy People: Stick with It, Especially When Life Gets Stressful

I'm wrapping up one of the biggest months of my life. Instead of scrapping my healthy habits, I stuck with them. Find out how.
Posted 10/7/2009  11:34:49 AM By: Stepfanie Romine : 80 comments   16,453 views
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