Jul 192013
 
How to Meet People When Travelling Alone

Meeting people has never been a problem for me when I travel alone, so when one of my readers asked for tips, I jumped at the chance to write this article! I enjoy travelling with friends and family, but there’s something about travelling alone that perks me up in a special sorta way. I love

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Jul 172013
 
How to Become an Independent Teenager

Here’s a list of ways to stop your parents from being overprotective so you can become more independent. I wrote this for a teenager who asked for help with her mother. Here’s what she said: “I am 14 years old and my mother in particular is very controlling. I have to live with her, and

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Jul 152013
 
How to Find Health Information for Refugees in Vancouver

A Vancouver-based website provides health information for refugees from other countries, to make it easier to get medical care in British Columbia. “Refugees already have so many barriers. There’s the barrier of language, cultural barriers, living below the poverty level,” says Dr Martina Scholtens, who created RefugeeHealth.ca. “Refugees generally come from a huge background of

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Jul 062013
 
How to Ask for Help When You’re Depressed

Asking for help for depression can be difficult, but it’s the best way to move past your helpless, hopeless mood. Here’s how to reach out and get the help you need. How do you know if you’re depressed? If your feelings of lethargy, sadness, isolation, and hopelessness don’t go away. “Grief comes and goes, but

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Jul 062013
 
Treat Depression Naturally With These Foods for Depression

Certain foods fight depression by increasing the brain chemicals serotonin and dopamine. These six foods are a natural treatment for depression for some people – but not everyone. What you eat has a direct effect on your mood – and certain foods can even treat depressed feelings. Depression can be caused by low serotonin and

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Jul 032013
 
Signs of a Burnout at Work

The longer it takes to recognize a burnout at work, the harder it’ll be to bounce back. These signs of work burn out will help you recognize what you need to do to take care of yourself. Your emotions, relationships, cognitive abilities, and physical health will tell you what you need to know. Those four

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May 212013
 
5 Ways to Help Kids Cope With Homesickness at Summer Camp

Feeling homesick is normal for kids at summer camp, but it’s more fun if you can overcome it! These five ways to overcome homesickness will help kids, parents, and camp counselors. I went to Camp Timberline last weekend, and remembered the homesickness I felt as a kid at camp in the summer. I went to

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May 202013
 
How to Teach Your Kids to be Independent

At what age can you start teaching your children independence? Find out here – these parenting tips are from Angela England, founder of Untrained Housewife and author of Backyard Farming on an Acre (More or Less). “Our children are tough, resilient, and creative because we encourage them to try new things,” says Angela. “My husband

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May 132013
 
How to Help Your Kids Cope With Stress

What is stressing your kids out? Here are three common sources of stress, plus practical tips parents can use to help kids cope with stress. These tips are from Sandra Blackard of the Language of Listening®. “I believe the top three sources of stress for children of any age are external pressure to perform, too little

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May 112013
 
3 Ways to Stop Being Paralyzed by Self-Doubt at Work

If you’re reading this, you’re probably a woman who doubts herself at work. Women are more likely to be paralyzed by self-doubt on the job, self-criticism even when colleagues praise them, and fear that they’re not good enough at work. Here’s what Lisa Bloom writes in Think: Straight Talk for Women to Stay Smart in

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