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What Are You Thankful For?

In Health, Lifestyle, Uncategorized by Sarah Hink

Although Thanksgiving is in the rearview mirror, it is never too late to reflect. This has been a turbulent year. No matter what side of the political spectrum you fall, no one can dispute that deep ideological divisions have been exposed in this country. To make matters worse, it feels like the national dialogue is deteriorating to the point that people seem unwilling to work toward unity or constructive conversation. While negative forces and events seem to grab and keep our attention, it is important for our mental health not to lose sight of the positive. We need a chance to reflect on the good in our lives and now is a great opportunity to do so. Please heed the following advice when celebrating this holiday season. Make a list …

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Giving Thanks Amidst Divorced

In Separation & Divorce by Sarah Hink

Like many, Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday of the year. It is a day out of the hustle and bustle of normal fast-paced life to be with family and give thanks for everything you have, and in some cases, give thanks to what has come to an end – like an unhealthy marriage. However, even if you are happy to be divorced or recently separated this year, Thanksgiving and other holidays may still be a difficult and emotionally challenging time. Traditions that were made as a family are tender reminders of what once was, and for those with children, an even more challenging time. If you are dealing with divorce or separation, here are a few ways that can help you stay thankful and enjoy this year’s Thanksgiving. Start Anew …

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Don’t Gobble ‘Til You Wobble

In Lifestyle by Mary Trybuskiewicz

The goal during the holidays is to enjoy a warm, fun-filled celebration with family, but sometimes it morphs into a frantic fiasco. If you’re currently going through a separation or are recently divorced, you may be feeling extra stressed if your cooking traditions have changed or if your family dynamics are different from previous years. Here are a few dietary tips to counter the stress of holiday gatherings. My goal, as a Nutritionist, is to offer a few remedies to decrease some of the “food stress” involved in the celebration.   Let’s start with cooking. My rule is don’t make anything for the holidays that you haven’t made at least once already. This isn’t the time to try a new super dish because sometimes they turn into kitchen disasters, and …