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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Nervous Nellie – The Personal Side

  • By Yolanda Brailey
  • 15 Aug, 2012
Anxiety is a thief. It steals your focus and thoughts and therefore your time. I am not talking about anxiety disorders, though the same can be said about them. I am talking about the simplest form of anxiety—worry.  I do not mean worry that...
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Nervous Nellie – The Practical Side

  • By Yolanda Brailey
  • 01 Aug, 2012
Everyone is scared of something, right? Public speaking, heights, death, spiders, snakes—most people can name at least one thing that scares them. While unhealthy fear interferes with our daily functioning, normal or healthy fear has an upside. It keeps us from engaging in risky...
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Letting Go – The Personal Side

  • By Yolanda Brailey
  • 15 Jul, 2012
Have you recently lost a loved one? As someone who has lost people close to me and counseled others who have lost loved ones, here are three things I have learned. First, time does not “heal all wounds,” but things (meaning your thoughts and...
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