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Holiday Stress Management

It’s easy to get stressed out this time of year. Here are my tips for staying sane and not letting the holiday season get the best of you.

  • Don’t neglect routine exercise!
  • Keep balance as balanced as possible. It’s easy to over-indulge this time of year.
  • Make your gift-giving uniform, give everyone the same thing! Try a gift card or perhaps my new book! Our new edition is available for $15.95. Contact us for more information!

Halloween Safety Tips!

Halloween is a fun holiday that children look forward to all year! Please check out these safety tips courtesy of Halloween-Safety.com to help your family practice safe trick-or-treating this October 31st!

  • Never, ever go into a strangers house or even ring their door for treats unless your parents are with you and say that it’s okay. There are some people in life that aren’t very nice to kids and you have to be careful. Always make sure that your mom or dad is within sight when you go out trick-or-treating.
  • Be careful when you cross a street. Make sure to look in both directions and make sure that there are no cars coming. If you have a little brother or sister with you, take their hand and help them get across the street, too. If the street has a stop light, wait until the cross walk light tells you that it’s okay to cross now, but still check before you cross, look both ways.
  • If you are an older kid or young teen, and going out with friends, make sure that your parents know where you are going and who you are going with. This may seem like a pain but they are your parents and they love you. They just want you to be safe.
  • If you can drive and are taking a bunch of friends to a party, make sure that you have enough gas to get there. You don’t want to run out on a dark street, all alone, like a bad horror movie!
  • If you parents give you a curfew, be home when they say. It builds trust between you and them and they are doing it for your own safety. If you are going to be late, call them and let them know.
  • Vandalism is never cool! Throwing eggs at cars and houses is not cool. Someone has to clean it up and it could be you, if you get caught. You can also be arrested and punished as a juvenile. So, don’t think that it’s fun only if you can get away with it. It’s never the right thing to do! Think about how you would feel if someone did that to your house and how bad it would make you feel.
  • Hurting animals is never acceptable behavior! Some people use Halloween as an excuse to hurt cats and that is just wrong! Not only is it illegal in most places to hurt or torture animals and punishable by law, you should never hurt a helpless living thing.


Valentine’s Day 2010

What’s everyone doing for Valentine’s day this year?

¬†I’d be interested to hear your thoughts–especially regarding where you’re taking your sweetie, what you’ll be eating, what you’ll be wearing and what kind of gifts you got! I’ve been telling everybody is to buy your¬†valentine a gift card this year to a store they enjoy instead of chocolates! Let them pick out some new clothes, or a CD instead. Gifts are always better when you get to choose them yourself anyway.


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