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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 : 68 comments   14,730 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 : 46 comments   26,708 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   18,385 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 : 39 comments   17,917 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   20,769 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 : 123 comments   17,473 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 : 100 comments   15,596 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   24,102 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   20,621 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 : 256 comments   16,256 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   42,602 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   14,443 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 : 328 comments   66,163 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   16,064 views
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Overweight and Stressed? Watch Out!

Are you stressed out because you're always being pulled in a million different directions? If you're overweight and stressed, you could be more likely to gain weight.
Posted 7/14/2009  5:56:55 AM By: Jen Mueller : 77 comments   17,264 views
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