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5 Ways to Deal With Criticism

5 Ways to Deal With Criticism

Do you feel attacked, not good enough or like a bad person when someone criticizes you? Do you get defensive or throw a temper tantrum? If you are like most of us, it can be tough to hear criticism from others especially those close to us.  Most people can react very angrily to what feels […]

Moms Need to Take Care of Themselves Nutritionally Too

Moms Need to Take Care of Themselves Nutritionally Too

Moms Need to Take Care of Themselves Nutritionally Too Juggling a career, play-dates, PTA meetings, soccer practices, and managing a household can be exhausting and because of the hectic schedules, Moms often don’t eat the way they should.  As Moms, we often put our kids and spouses first and  forget that we need the right mix of nutrition so we […]

Take Your Relationship from Good to Great!

Take Your Relationship from Good to Great!

Couples begin by taking the PREPARE/ENRICH online assessment to identify their current strengths and growth areas as a couple.  Janie then provides couples with feedback to help them understand the results as well as teach them important relationship skills. With PREPARE/ENRICH, couples will: Identify strengths as a couple and build new ones Strengthen communication skills […]

5 Tips for Enjoying Your TV Shows While Increasing Your Health

5 Tips for Enjoying Your TV Shows While Increasing Your Health

It’s been a long, stressful day and after dinner all you want to do is put your feet up and catch a laugh or two by watching a few of your favorite TV comedies.  Enjoying a few laughs is great for reducing stress and elevating your mood, but it may not be so good for […]

Eat More Veggies, Fruit and Antioxidants to Beat Depression

Eat More Veggies, Fruit and Antioxidants to Beat Depression

In honor of National Nutrition Month, we though it might be interesting to take a closer look at how eating better can affect our mental health, particularly depression as we age.  According to a study conducted by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), eating more fruits and vegetables each day can help us improve our thinking skills, […]

“A Hot Mess”…Mindy McCready

“A Hot Mess”…Mindy McCready

Recently reported in the news, sadly country singer Mindy McCready took her own life and left her 2 small children behind.  Mindy struggled publically with her personal life, relationships and being a mother.  Despite her success as a country singer, she experienced depression, loss and abuse throughout her life.  Mindy could easily be described in […]

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Get Your V Back!  3 Tips for Embracing Valentine’s Day While Being Single

Get Your V Back! 3 Tips for Embracing Valentine’s Day While Being Single

  Can I get a show of hands, please; does the thought of Valentine’s Day make you feel sad or depressed?  Well, you’re not alone.  Your box of chocolates for one is actually quite a large party.  Match.com surveyed 500 men and woman and found that 32% of them dreaded the day as well.  But, […]

Baby Love

Baby Love

How do you define love?  Is it the pounding of the heart, sweating palms, passionate, or an instant connection?  Being in love and falling in love for some, describes the action of attachment and a long term commitment… the “You Complete Me”. Did you know that the hormones (primarily Oxytocin) that connected you to your […]

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A Cry for Help: 10 Things A Mother Might Post

A Cry for Help: 10 Things A Mother Might Post

Did you know that Facebook and other social media may be paving the way to bring attention to postpartum depression and postpartum psychosis?  We communicate on social networks daily; connect, express our feelings and seek support from others. Sadly, today a news story reported a young mother posted a cry for help on Facebook: she […]

Four Ways to Avoid Emotional Infidelity | Janie Lacy

Four Ways to Avoid Emotional Infidelity | Janie Lacy

Can someone cheat without ever having physical contact? According to recent reports covering the David Petraeus’s affair those close to him during his final tours of battle were not surprised at all. One of the reasons is that most affairs happen long before there is any physical connection, so just how do we avoid going […]

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