Black and white photo of two hands holding onto the other - It is okay to realize some friendships only suit you in certain seasons of your life - here are the steps you can take to let go of a friendship.

How to Let Go of a Friendship

Breakups can be hard. But some would say that breaking up with a friend is even harder. It can be hard to tell when it is time to let go of a friendship. Today’s culture throws the word “toxic” around constantly, but what does that really mean? While there are those friends that will be a constant in your life, it is okay to realize some friendships only suit you in certain seasons of your life. Here are the steps you can take when deciding to let go of a friendship.

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Guilt isn’t exactly the greatest emotion to feel - here are a few ways you can start letting go of guilt this holiday season.

Letting Go of Guilt This Holiday

Guilt isn’t exactly the greatest emotion to feel. That feeling of wishing we could go back in time and change an action or something that was said in the heat of the moment can be a heavy one to sit with. But did you know that guilt is crucial for our development? Guilt is extremely important for our relationships. That’s because guilt can cultivate empathy and even act as a reminder when faced with a difficult choice. Feeling too much guilt, however, isn’t a good thing. And it seems as though many of us are holding onto a lot of guilt that we simply shouldn’t. Here are a few ways you can start letting go of guilt this holiday season.

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When your home is also your office, actually ending your workday can be hard - here's how you can achieve work-life balance as an independent contractor!

The Independent Contractor’s Guide to Work-Life Balance

If you’re a freelancer or independent contractor, more likely than not, your work is always at the forefront of your mind. For many, acting in this position can be more stressful than those in “regular role” positions. That’s because when your home is also your office and your regular computer is your work computer, switching off at the end of the day can feel almost impossible. Here are a few ways you can achieve work-life balance as an independent contractor and avoid dreaded burnout!

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If you identify as an introvert or are a bit anti-social, here are some ways you can cope and find solace during the most social time of the year.

Being Anti-Social During the Most Social Time of the Year

If you identify as an introvert, you might be starting to feel a bit burnt out. While, Halloween may be over, next come two of the most popular and social holidays. Just thinking about Friendsgiving’s, family gatherings, office parties, and running into old acquaintances may be enough to make you want to curl under a blanket and hibernate until after new year’s. If you’re a bit anti-social, here are some ways you can cope and find solace during the most social time of the year.

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More and more fathers are getting more involved in homemaking than ever before - here are some ways you can help break the stay-at-home dad stigma.

Breaking the Stay-at-Home Dad Stigma

How often (and most likely tired) are you of hearing that women should be the primary caregiver in the family? We’re approaching a new decade, and you would think that as times continue to change, so would our view on stay-at-home dads. But it seems as though evolving gender roles are continually being met with friction. Corporate culture can put pressure on fathers to miss big parts of their kid’s lives for the sake of their careers. Plus, stay-at-home dads often get scoffed at for not being the breadwinner in the family. As many of these men would tell you they have felt disapproval from others. But the good news is that more fathers are getting more involved in homemaking than ever before. Here are some ways you can help facilitate the breaking of the stay-at-home dad stigma.

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Being a roommate can help a person expand their patience and increase cooperation. Here are our four biggest tips to help you cope with your roommate.

Coping with a Roommate

Having a roommate can be a wonderful experience for some, but we’ve all heard an anecdotal tale about a terrible roommate. As we reach the middle of the semester, you may be feeling emotionally and physically exhausted with both classes and dorm life. But learning to grow and adapt to communicate efficiently with others is just as important as growing in the classroom. Being a roommate can help a person expand their patience, increase cooperation and generosity. It means learning active listening, effective communication, and compromise. Here are our four biggest tips to help you get through the semester and cope with your roommate.

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Gaining an hour during daylight savings has a lot of perks - here are a few ways you can take care of yourself during this changing time.

Taking Care of Yourself During Daylight Savings

It’s almost time to wind back the clock. The second installment of daylight savings will occur Saturday, November 2nd. Gaining an hour has a lot of perks. It’s an extra hour to be productive and get housework done. Some use it as an extra hour for relaxation and sleep. While an hour isn’t necessarily a large amount of time (relatively speaking), those 60 minutes can mess with both your physical and mental health. Here are a few ways you can take care of yourself during daylight savings.

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High levels of over-achieving are leading to even higher levels of school stress, not just among high school students but grade-schoolers as well.

Helping Your Child Cope with School Stress

If you’re a parent, you full well know that the school system has changed since you last had to go to homeroom. What once was a place of peer socialization and inquisitive curiosity, has now morphed into priorities of test scores, GPA’s, and college acceptance letters. High levels of perfectionism and over-achieving are leading to even higher levels of anxiety and depression among high school and college students. But it isn’t just older teens that are feeling the pressure of academic success. Due to standardized tests, increasing amounts of homework, and a complete rework of curriculum, kids as young as first grade are showing symptoms of school stress. With the framework of No Child Left Behind, we want to help you help your kids cope with school stress.

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Animal-assisted therapy (AAT) provides the benefits that animals can have in the rehabilitation of those with acute or chronic, physical, & mental diseases.

Treatment 101: Animal-Assisted Therapy

Emotional support animals are quite popular in today’s world. Some days if feels like you can’t go anywhere without seeing one. They’re at the airport, shopping centers, and even some restaurants. With the rise in animal support popularity, we wanted to take a moment to discuss the original animal-based therapy, animal-assisted therapy (AAT), and the benefits animals can have in the rehabilitation of those with acute or chronic, physical and mental diseases.

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If you're stressed at work, it's most likely affecting your attitude and performance. Here are a few ways you can create a stress-free office space!

Setting Up a Stress-Free Office Space

Does your office stress you out? And not just in the sense of insensitive superiors, deadlines, and nosey co-workers. What about your actual physical work environment? Are there days you can’t see your desk due to the amount of paper and clutter? Does it feel like someone is always checking your work over your shoulder? What about Linda two cubes over who won’t stop loudly complaining about her daily woes? No matter what’s getting you down, it’s still getting you down. And therefore, most likely affecting both your attitude and performance at work. Here are a few ways you can set yourself up for success by creating a stress-free office space!

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