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No More Resolutions: Iron-clad Strategies to Conquer Your Goals This Year

In Featured, Lifestyle by Alicia S. Hyatte, MSW, LCSW, CIHC0 Comments

Another year has officially ended and we are now looking forward to the year ahead. Have you thought about what you want to have accomplished in the next year, or quarter? If you’re like the nearly nearly 50% of Americans making a New Year’s resolution, then you may also join the less than 10% of those who actually achieve those …

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Slideshow: How to End the Year on a Happy and Healthy Note

In Lifestyle, Slideshows by Alicia S. Hyatte, MSW, LCSW, CIHC0 Comments

While the holiday season can be exciting, it can also cause a lot of stress and overwhelm. The list of activities from shopping, traveling and parties to entertaining, cooking, and baking can leave most of us feeling drained.  Has the holiday season left you feeling less-than-relaxed? Are you stressed? Here are a few go-to strategies to help reduce the holiday …

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How to Embrace Minimalism to Lower Stress This Holiday Season

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The holiday season can be exciting. It’s a time for giving thanks and creating new memories with family and friends. But this time of year can also trigger tension, overwhelm, and exhaustion. This holiday, embrace a few minimalism strategies to lower stress, enjoy the simple pleasures, and focus on the things that matter most. Embrace Minimalism for Lower Stress This …

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5 Keys to Developing an Effective Family Budget

In Lifestyle by Alicia S. Hyatte, MSW, LCSW, CIHC0 Comments

When you think of budgeting, you might think of phrases like “cutting back” or “trimming the fat.”  Sounds a bit like going on a diet, right? You can’t seem to help feeling like somehow you’re going to be deprived or restricted in some way.  But you move forward anyway because you know that being in control of your finances is …

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3 Post-Thanksgiving Day “Recovery” Tips to Get You Back on Track

In Lifestyle by Alicia S. Hyatte, MSW, LCSW, CIHC0 Comments

Thanksgiving is over.  Yesterday you took in a parade, expressed your gratitude, and perhaps watched a game or two.  And if I had to guess, I’d say you may have overdulged in the traditional holiday “feast” of turkey, dressing, desserts, and drinks.  Your plate probably wasn’t the picture of a “healthy plate.”  You probably ate a bit more (or a …

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7 Stress Busters for the Holiday Season

In Lifestyle by Alicia S. Hyatte, MSW, LCSW, CIHC0 Comments

It happens every year.  The last two months of the year arrive jam packed with holidays.  This time of year can stress out even the most calm among us.  Besides adding a new layer of emotional stress, the holidays can also affect our general health.  But there are ways that you can overcome this.  Try these 7 holiday stress busters …

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8 Healthy Habits to Start Your Day Off Right

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If you’re striving to live a healthier life, starting the day off right can make the difference in achieving your goals for the day. It’s not always easy to live a healthy life, but if you incorporate changes gradually, you’ll affect your lifestyle in positive ways. Starting your day with healthy practices helps establish a healthy mindset for the rest …