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What Does It Take to Bounce Back From Difficulties?

Resilience Can Make All the Difference.

Have you ever noticed how different people react in different ways to changes in their lives? In response to setbacks such as and illness, loss of a loved one, job loss, financial crisis, or other life challenges, some people can be flexible, swaying in the breeze and standing up straight again when the storm passes. Others are rigid and may eventually snap or be totally uprooted under pressure. These people are usually changed in some way after what they’ve been through, but will they be better or worse after the experience? The answer depends on how resilient they are.



Teaching Children to be Good Citizens

Most parents do the best they can to raise responsible children who will become good citizens. Work exhaustion, guilt from parental absenteeism, the increase in single parent households, and changing parental discipline are major influences on that outcome. Fully, 78% of today’s parents feel they face a “much harder” challenge than their own parents faced.



The Power of Powers of Attorney

Make your wishes known.

What if tragedy struck and you couldn’t think for yourself, pay your own bills, get to the post office, or go to the bank due to your incapacity? If you were terminally ill, in a vegetative state, and unable to speak, who would decide what medical treatments you received?  If you haven’t formally designated someone to handle your affairs if you should become incapacitated, NOW is the time to do so. If you don’t designate someone, the court system will do it for you, and it may not turn out the way you hoped.



What is Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)?

Why some feel depressed during winter months.

After the holidays many of us feel a sigh of relief, renewed and invigorated by the dawn of a new year.  Others may feel sluggish and can’t get moving as a result of the changing seasons and “winter blues.”  This might worsen to a form of depression known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). This condition can occur between the months of September and April, and peaking in December, January and February.