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5 Tips for Financial Fitness in 2017

(Family Features) If a commitment to improving finances is among your resolutions for 2017, you’re not alone. A survey from the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) shows that more than two-thirds of U.S. adults will make a financial resolution this year. However, one out of three Americans said their financial quality of life is worse than they expect, as saving money and debt concerns … Continue reading 5 Tips for Financial Fitness in 2017

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Divorce Wargames and the Search for Peace

Last Friday evening I attended my brother’s 35th birthday. All of my siblings and their families and my parents were there. I’d like to say all of my children were there, but, unfortunately, only my oldest (15 yr. old) who has chosen to live with me full-time now, came. My younger two sons were prevented from attending by their father. Does this hurt me? Of … Continue reading Divorce Wargames and the Search for Peace

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7 Types of Friends Every Woman Needs

By Jennifer Christy In her book, “Shape your life,” Barbara Harris writes that every woman should have at least 7 types of friends (and we can be to others). The Whip-cracker. She’s the tough-love friend who pushes you into action. The Mentor. She’s the one you turn to when you have big questions about life, the world and everything else. The Younger Friend. Whether she’s … Continue reading 7 Types of Friends Every Woman Needs

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SOLO Life Interview with Lance Allred

SOLO crew Jennifer Christy and photographer, Eric Harker, caught up with Lance Allred, the NBA’s first deaf basketball player and we asked him what life as a celebrity single was like for him.  After being married for only two years, the professional basketball life took its toll on his marriage.  Now, a single dad of a young son, Lance opens up about being single. SOLO:  … Continue reading SOLO Life Interview with Lance Allred

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Son, I Love You this Much

By John Hansen Any Man who professes to love his kid(s) but disrespects his wife or former spouse and continues abusive behavior even past a divorce…. DOES NOT love his kids. If he really did love his kids, he would see this woman, the other parent, the MOM….as a team member, an asset to the success of HIS child and seek to maximize her happiness … Continue reading Son, I Love You this Much

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Reflections on Love

By Sarah Marshall We need to talk about an element of our health that is vital and most critical for success: Love!  Now you may start to wonder what love has to do with fitness and nutrition, well let’s explore this. We are not talking about that twitter patted feeling or eye googling love struck kind of love, nor the vain or egocentric kind of love.  We … Continue reading Reflections on Love

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These 12 Foods Can Help Fight Stress

When it comes to stress, how you respond to it will determine how you survive it.  I’m going to discuss what you should be eating when your world is falling apart, whether it’s due to the ending of a romantic relationship, a death of a loved one, unemployment, etc. Our bodies were designed for survival since the days of our hunter-gatherer ancestors.  But because we … Continue reading These 12 Foods Can Help Fight Stress

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Healing Through Grief

By Jennifer Christy A few Sundays ago, I was approached by a distraught woman, who, after listening to my brief talk about having faith in God after a divorce, asked me for some advice for her daughter who had just finalized a divorce. This elderly mother was obviously very concerned about her daughter and wanted to help her, but in describing her daughters behavior to … Continue reading Healing Through Grief

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5 Easy Ways to Say “I Love You”

(Family Features) If gift-giving isn’t your strong suit, occasions like Valentine’s Day are likely to bring on stress and worry, but procrastinating will only serve to elevate your unease. Follow these steps to simplify your shopping, and while you may not come to love the task of finding the perfect gift, your loved one will undoubtedly appreciate your effort. Browse for ideas online. Many retailers … Continue reading 5 Easy Ways to Say “I Love You”

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The Power of the Subconscious Mind and Prayer

By Jennifer Christy The power of the subconscious mind is incredible. It is an amazing machine that not only records everything that you have ever experienced in your life, from life events, to sounds, smells, feelings, visuals, etc, it also manages your day-to-day needs in keeping you alive – heartbeat, digestion and more. It also plays an important role in your belief system and how … Continue reading The Power of the Subconscious Mind and Prayer