Giving Thanks – The Personal Side

  • By Yolanda Brailey
  • 08 Nov, 2012
It happened sometime during my childhood, though I don’t remember exactly when. Our family had been through a particularly trying time and I realized I had begun to be a pessimist. Even as a child I recognized that my negativity was destructive to my...
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Giving Thanks – The Practical Side

  • By Yolanda Brailey
  • 01 Nov, 2012
The power of positive thinking. Most likely you have heard this catch phrase sometime during your life.  There are countless books on the subject and research has been done to test the power of positive thinking. For example, years ago studies were conducted to...
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Divorce – The Personal Side

  • By Yolanda Brailey
  • 15 Oct, 2012
I have been in many romantic relationships throughout my lifetime, some of them even long term. I have been heartbroken and I have experienced conflict in relationships. BUT, I have never been divorced. When it came time for me to write this piece I...
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Divorce – The Practical Side

  • By Yolanda Brailey
  • 01 Oct, 2012
If you are or have ever been married, think back to your wedding day. Picture the moment right before the ceremony began. Whether you were waiting at the alter or getting ready to walk down the aisle, you probably were not thinking, “I am...
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Back to School – The Parent

  • By Yolanda Brailey
  • 15 Sep, 2012
Buying supplies, clothes shopping, meeting the teacher, setting up carpools and finding after school care are just some of the things parents have to do before school starts. The back to school season can raise parents’ stress levels for many reasons. 
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Back to School – The Child

  • By Yolanda Brailey
  • 01 Sep, 2012
One definition of stress is, “a physical, chemical, or emotional factor that causes bodily or mental tension and may be a factor in disease causation” (Merriam-Webster). Stress can be good (planning a wedding) or bad (losing a loved one), but stress of any kind...
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