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Person to Person: Steps to keep your mood up when facing tough issues

Life Advice / Helping Yourself /

Do you feel tired and unable to push toward your goals? Do you feel like a robot that needs new batteries?

All of us can reach the point of forcing ourselves to function. But if we look at what's behind this, we may see that a bad mood or depression is contributing to the tiredness.

What we say to ourselves is a powerful driving force. So, we ...Read more

Person to Person: Understanding how frustration leads to violence

Life Advice / Helping Yourself /

Do you ever wonder why our society is getting more violent? We see violence frequently reported in our local news, national news and in internet stories.

To understand why violence is escalating, it helps to know the steps that lead up to it. Knowing more can help all of us stay vigilant about what preventative things we can do.

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Person to Person: Tips for raising emotionally healthy children

Life Advice / Helping Yourself /

Do you realize the role parents play in helping kids develop good mental health?

How you think, act and react will impact your offspring in a big way.

While other adults, such as teachers and neighbors, have lots of influence, it's parents that serve as chief role models.

For example, if you teach your kids to laugh and stay upbeat, you'll ...Read more

Person to Person: Strategies for improving any marriage

Life Advice / Helping Yourself /

Does your marriage feel like it's standing on shaky ground? Do you worry it may not last?

Stress of any kind can put a lot of pressure on a love relationship. Everything from in-law problems to money issues to health concerns can weigh heavily on your marriage.

Maybe you've tried reading books on marriage, or you've been to counseling. But ...Read more

Person to Person: How to offer emotional supports without getting drained

Life Advice / Helping Yourself /

Are your co-workers, close relatives and good pals telling you all of their problems?

Just listening to everybody's madness may have you avoiding the phone or live contact.

For example, one group of senior citizens told us they've stopped having their weekly coffee klatsch. Why? Because it was turning into a stressful "therapy session."

This ...Read more

Person to Person: Tempted to have an affair? Beware a cascade of complications

Life Advice / Helping Yourself /

Are you facing the temptation to cross the line and have an affair? Maybe a voice inside your head tells you it will be worth it, and furthermore, no one has to find out.

Most likely, though, you'll be wrong on both counts. While plenty of people escape a shaky marriage or bad relationship by engaging with a lover on the side, many married ...Read more

Person to Person: Expecting the unexpected the only way for parents

Life Advice / Helping Yourself /

Years ago, when my baby was learning to sleep through the night and her older brother was starting preschool, when my husband was searching for a post-grad-school job and I was changing mine, I remember thinking "I can't wait for things to get back to normal."

And then my baby was starting preschool. Her brother was starting big-boy school. My ...Read more

Person to Person: Bringing out the best in others is real power

Life Advice / Helping Yourself /

Have you ever watched a war film, a cowboy movie or a science fiction episode where somebody was trying to conquer somebody else's world? The drama was quite engaging, wasn't it?

In these situations, somebody has to win, and somebody has to lose. It's over when the loser is really hurt or put out of commission totally.

But in real life, the ...Read more

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