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Life is funny! If you had told me when we married that we would have four children in about four years with twins in the middle, I would have laughed. If you had told me that I would eventually spend 10,000 plus hours serving families of twins, triplets, and quads, I would have laughed even…

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5 Steps to Successfully Reach Your Goals

Whether you want success for business or your personal life, the strategies are the same. Your success is ultimately determined by your daily decisions and habits. Use these 5 steps to develop successful habits toward achieving your goals. Set Clear, Specific Goals First consider what is important to you, what you want to achieve and…

By Rachel Graham |
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How to Find the Best Substance Use Treatment Program and Clinical Team in Texas

It comes down to knowledge, types of treatment programs, and that clinical and medical team —that’s what makes the best residential substance use treatment center in Texas. Once you know these, you can start weeding out substance abuse treatment programs that don’t meet your standards. A Substance Abuse Treatment Program in Texas Needs a Secluded…

By Rachel Graham |
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Village

I was living in London, 3500 miles away from family and friends when I was pregnant with my first child. With no immediate support structure, I asked my midwives for their advice about the transition into motherhood. They recommended my husband and I enroll in National Childbirth Trust (NCT) classes to prepare us for parenthood….

By Karen Shopoff Rooff |
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Full Hearts, Empty Arms

As I prepared to celebrate Mother’s Day this year, I couldn’t help but think about all of the mothers I have served over the years that still have full hearts of longing, but empty arms. Whether as a doula, childbirth educator, lactation consultant, or nurse, my service has been replete with grieving mothers, mothers who…

By Cindy Carter |

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Mindset: Substance Use Disorder and Compulsive Behavior

“You cannot solve a problem using the same level of thinking that created that problem.”- Albert Einstein The pain that comes from trauma and abuse is so agonizing it’s no wonder that one seeks relief from it. Self-medicating with substance abuse is a common way to numb these excruciating feelings. When the emotional pain is…

By Rachel Graham |
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Mindset

This very article is as good an example as any. Mind over situation is making a difference with small ordinary things like just getting this article done. Yes, people let you down. Yes, there are disappointments. Yes, it is quite lonely and difficult at the top. Still I set my mind in the determined direction…

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Mind Over Diet

As we head into “almost summer,” a season of changes, it’s a perfect time to talk about changing your mindset! Your mind might be saying, “Holy crap, it’s already shorts season!” Or you may be on a different dietary path. Maybe you just found out you have high cholesterol, diabetes, or even better, you’re pregnant!…

By Bridget Swinney, MS RD |
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Give Yourself a Mindset Makeover

Using mindset as a tool to keep you moving forward is a ninja trick of contented people. Your thoughts are a choice. Do you hold on to them and ruminate, or do you let them go without ever really hearing them? A healthy mindset operates somewhere in the middle. When you realize that your outlook…

By Karen Shopoff Rooff |