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Be Your Own Hero & Overcome Your Addiction


As an addict (of sex, alcohol, drugs, or really anything), you’ve probably told yourself into thinking that you are your own problem – but a key to recovery is realizing that you are your own solution. Sometimes you have to be your own warrior; picking yourself up, carrying on and continuing to fight without ever backing down.  If you’re struggling with…

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12 Signs That You Should Find A New Job


Some time ago, you reached the exciting next step on your career ladder. Within the first week on the job, you learned everything you could about the company, remembered everyone’s names, knocked your first few assignments out of the park and set your goals high, knowing you were determined to go above and beyond the call of…

7 Reasons Father-Daughter Relationships Need To Be Strong


Not every little child is lucky enough to grow up with positive parental relationships. Maybe you were one of those children, as an effect, you want to be the best parent you can be for your child. You want your children to grow up having phenomenal, loving and close relationships with you and your spouse.…

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4 Effective Parenting Techniques Defined


Like many parents you’re passionate about finding the best ways to interact with your children. You’ve done your research, taken advice, and put your parental instinct into action to create a strong bond,  to support positive behaviour and react to any issues your child experiences. Finding your parenting techniques take time and patience, growing and…

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5 Ways To Make Family Time Fun


Those moments where everyone in the family is grinning ear to ear are what Pat Tanner Nelson, professor of Human Development & Family Studies at University of Delaware, calls “family glue”. It goes without saying that memorable moments are what build healthy, strong relationships that deeply connect you with the rest of your family members for…

8 Ways To Ensure A Happy Marriage


After the stomach butterflies have fluttered and the warm, hazy, puppy-love stage fades, many relationships hit a rough patch. Relationship struggles don’t come with a warning, and even after years of companionship, issues can surface.  Just because the honeymoon phase has ended, doesn’t mean a happy marriage is impossible; it means it’s time to learn and…

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5 Ways Happy Families Spend Their Holidays


Snow is falling, the tree top is glistening, and thick, down outerwear has made its annual debut. Although it has been a particularly warm start to the season, Winter is here and the most festive of holidays is just around the corner. While of course you’re appreciative of wintertime for bringing the family together, you might be…

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12 Secrets To Raising Happy, Successful Children


The second we become parents, our goals in life dramatically change. From birth, we do everything we can to make certain they go places in life; our goal is to do everything in our power to make sure they are the happiest and most successful people they can possibly be. As parents, we want to…

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12 Vital Questions You Need To Ask Your Partner Before Marriage


Marriage is a big deal. It’s messy, confusing, and complex. It’s two people who have decided to smash their lives together. For better or for worse. Which is why getting to know your partner as much as possible before getting married is a really good idea. Consider it, doing your research, your due diligence even.…

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8 Types Of Toxic People Who Aren’t Worth Your Time


The people you spend time with have a profound effect on the person you are. Surrounding yourself with positive influences, support, and strength will go a long way to becoming the person you strive everyday to be. When you surround yourself with strong role models, coworkers you respect, and friends you admire you will be…