Monthly Archives: August 2014

Parenting from a distance

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Young people packing boxesYou’ve survived parenting through the teen years and now it’s supposed to get easier, right?!   Well, not so fast! Parenting children entering adulthood is a brand new period for both parents and children…with new challenges and new celebrations for the whole family. Parenting young adults often involves parenting from a distance whether leaving the nest means travelling around the world or around the block!

Parenting from a distance can be a welcome change   (I can have “me time” in my own home, finally!) and anxiety-provoking (I’ve called my daughter two days in a row and no answer –what’s going on with her?!). Parents experience both the relief and apprehension that comes when adult children leave home and …

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Binge-watching

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woman watching televisionThere’s a new term in town: “binge-watching”. It’s when you watch 3 or more television shows one after the other in one sitting. According to International Business Times, some of the most popular shows being binge-watched are ‘Breaking Bad’, ‘The Game of Thrones’, and ‘Orange is the New Black’, to name but a few. To some extent, this new phenomenon seems to have existed since the market introduced DVDs, but it`s happening more now that we can stream TV shows on platforms such as Netflix, Hulu, and/or TiVo. More and more people are now binge-watching TV shows so that they can catch up to where friends or colleagues are in popular series, or because serial watching has become an …

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How to form beneficial habits

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Writing out a planForming beneficial habits can be a long and difficult process, but sticking to it is well worth it. Once something is a habit, you barely even have to think about doing it. In fact, you will want to do it.

Can you imagine if it was second nature to floss your teeth, go for a jog, tidy up a little, or get yourself to sit down at your desk and write, even if you are not in the mood? The great thing is that it is completely possible to turn these and other activities into habits.

Here are four tricks to try:

1. Never accept the “I’ll do it tomorrow” excuse

Oftentimes, when people want to create a habit, especially …

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