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The Sick Day

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By Marguerite Jones |

3:05 AM.  Z woke up an unhappy, sweaty mess.  As I took his temperature, the thermometer formalized what I already knew: my kid was sick.  As my husband slipped into the guest bedroom to get a few more hours of sleep before the workday, I attempted to calm our toddler.  He shuffled for the next…

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3 Signs You Are Living Authentically

The Merrium-Webster Dictionary defines “Authentic” as being true to one’s own personality, spirit or character. I know what you’re thinking; the word “authentic” has been tossed around lately like a bad fruitcake at an overcrowded family holiday party. We use it to describe friends, artwork, restaurants and even our latest handbag purchase on Ebay. Everyone…

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By Janet Bernstein |
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What’s the Difference between Alzheimer’s and Dementia?

One of the most commonly asked questions in memory care is the difference between Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Though they are quite often (and mistakenly) used interchangeably, there are key differences that will help distinguish the two. Since approaches to Alzheimer’s and dementia care can also vary, it’s even more crucial for medical professionals, patients,…

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By Sarah Webb |
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What does being BOLD have to do with it?

What does being BOLD have To Do with It? In a word: everything. Nothing ‘big’ is ever accomplished without courage. Period. When we stretch ourselves to accomplish something new, transformative, strategic, risky, out of our comfort zone,or just plain scary…….we have to be brave and bold. Like so many of the great achievements of the…

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By Kristin Kaufman |
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3 Easy Ways to Lighten Up When Life Weighs You Down

Being an adult can be hard. And if you’re naturally a more serious-type person like me, life can feel real heavy, real quick. When you’re handling an ongoing life challenge, struggling under the weight of it all can start to take its toll physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Maybe you received an unexpected diagnosis, are caring…

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By Kristina Fortune |

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How to Build Your Tribe: Create an Ideal Event Group

I spent more than 17 years in the corporate world. My last title was “Partner & Vice President,” and I considered myself a pro at networking. I attended several meetings per week, from “Early Risers Breakfasts” to “Power Lunches” and more. I mastered the art of the elevator pitch, and can even break it down…

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By Janet Bernstein |
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Sacred Stepfamily Marriage

I am passionate about the education, enlightenment and the empowerment of marriage and family life, especially the more complex and sensitive situations like step and blended marriage and families. It is very close to my heart, because it is part of my story, both past and present. It is also my calling and purpose in…

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Don’t Tell Me to Let it Go, Show Me How to Surrender

If you’ve ever struggled with infertility, you’ve undoubtedly had well-intentioned friends and family members tell you to “relax, just let it go, it’ll happen when you stop trying.” If I hear that one more time I might punch a donkey in the face. (Okay, not really, I love donkeys and abhor violence, but still.) I…

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His Love was Stronger than Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s is a real problem facing real people every day. If you or someone you know has faced it, you understand the emotional toll it takes. When we came across one couple’s journey, it touched us so deeply that we spent two full days capturing their love story to be shared with the world. John…

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