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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

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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

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

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 …