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7 Ways to Stop Panicking

By Tina Tessina, DivineCaroline There is always something in the news or on TV to scare us. Hysterical articles in the media sell papers and attract eyeballs to websites, but are usually exaggera…

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Think You Can’t Afford It?

I can't afford it... These words are quite complex and they've been popping up  a great deal lately - both for the women I work with and in my own head. I've noticed that we are quick to claim "I …

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No: Asking For What You Need, Part Two

"I think that step one should be to check if your "needs" are to control everyone around you, and if so, get sane before making demands." - Bob It was bound to happen, right? Every time I write an …

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9 Assists When Asking For What You Need

Rule Two: Ask for what you need. While I received some resistance to each of the 5 Rules For Holidays That Don't Suck, the second one seems to have cultivated the most emotional response. You woul…

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10 Ways To Begin To Find Yourself Again (Codependency)

"I've been reading your articles about codependency. You're right, I don't know myself anymore. I eat what my husband wants to eat. I go where my kids want or need to go. I even do a job I don't love …

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5 Rules For Holidays That Don’t Suck

Rule One: Protect yourself from mean people. If going home for the holidays means not being yourself, love yourself enough to not go home. When push comes to shove, you–the real you–is all that …

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Why Do You Keep Saying Yes?

The holidays are like a bottle of vodka. The further into it we go, the more of our truth we show. I've never been much of a fan of drunken stupors personally but I do sometimes enjoy the little nu…

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Codependency-Free Holidays (Rule Two)

I learned two very, very important life lessons in my first marriage. The first is that when you're in the path of a tornado and the voice in your head tells you to get out of the car, do not--unde…

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Codependency-Free Holidays (Rule One)

The holidays are upon us, and the reaction seems much like all the years before. For some, it's all joy and love and peace. They are excited, truly and deeply, about whatever series of experience…

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Sick of Being Stuck And Sugared Up

I've been lost, truly missing in action, for some length of time that I honestly can't identify. It's been somewhere between a week and a month since I last remember feeling like myself. I've wande…

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