Archives for June, 2012

Coping

Be Happy… Today!

Happiness for some may be hard to define, but we all know what it feels like.  On the other hand, many of us also know what unhappiness feels like.  So what do we do when we face those times when we can’t find our happy place?  Here are a few suggestions to get you back on the happy train.

Smile

Everyone knows a smile is contagious.  If you’re feeling down in the dumps, force...
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Dealing with a Chronic Illness

Chronic illness is defined as a condition that lasts for a year or longer.  Examples of chronic illnesses include, but are not limited to:  heart disease, diabetes, kidney disease, autoimmune disorders and multiple sclerosis.  states that more than 125 million Americans have at least one chronic illness and estimates that by the year 2020, 157 million Americans will have a chronic illness.

These illnesses can cause a drastic...
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How a Little Bird Taught Me Gratitude

I’d spent the entire night studying for an 8:00 exam, only to be awakened by my annoying alarm clock at 7:35   Thankful I’d gone to bed in matching pajamas, I washed my face, brushed my teeth and ran six blocks as fast as I could through the morning sunshine.  I made it to class just in time.

As I sat trying to catch my breath, the professor passed the exams...
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