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#MotherhoodMondays: It’s OK to Not Be a Supermom

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#MotherhoodMondays: It’s OK to Not Be a Supermom

Lately there’s been an emphasis on pushing women, especially mothers to “do it all”. What started out as support to women has seemingly now turned into putting more pressure on mothers to keep up with the supermom image; an image that is increasingly unrealistic and sets high expectations which in the end cause burnout, resentment…

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Warning Signs You’re Dealing with an Abuser

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Warning Signs You're Dealing with an Abuser

A girl meets her “prince charming” and falls head over heels for him. Then they get married and start a family. She had a dream and believes she has finally found it. Then comes the first poke in the shoulder, slap on the face or punch from her prince. She denies it within herself, blames…

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#MythBusting: The HCG Diet

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#MythBusting: The HCG Diet

Human chorionic gonadotropin, HCG, is a hormone released in women during the very early stages of pregnancy to promote healthy fetal formation. It is thought that the hormone is responsible for the lack of appetite many women experience during early pregnancy stages, which is why HCG products are used to promote weight loss today. But,…

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Shik, Shak, Shok Your Way to Happiness

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Shik, Shak, Shok Your Way to Happiness

How many times have you wished that life came with a manual? You know, a manual that tells you what to do at the times you most need advice and no one seems to be able to help you. I know I have wished for it at least 20 times in the past few months.…

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Foods That Can Help Ease Your Anxiety

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Foods That Can Help Ease Your Anxiety

Feeling anxious is normal in a fast paced world where most of us are racing against time to get our daily chores and trying to juggle our personal life at the same time. Levels of anxiety felt can vary in severity from person to person, and can even reach the height of panic attacks for some.…

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How to Use Mindfulness to Beat Bad Habits

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How to Use Mindfulness to Beat Bad Habits

It’s that inevitable time of year when advertisements begin telling us to “shape up”. Lose weight! Exercise more! Eat better! Love yourself! There is pressure going into the New Year to set resolutions that most likely will not be seen through – other than those first few days of course, when you’re simply feeling guilty…

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4 Simple Ways to Find Your Zen In Any Stressful Situation

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4 Simple Ways to Find Your Zen In Any Stressful Situation

Everyone knows the feeling. Whether you’re sitting in a traffic jam or standing in a cluster (read: failed line) of people trying to finish a simple task, you feel your blood begin to boil and the obscenities on the tip of your tongue are creative, to say the least. The circus that is Cairo can…

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Toxic Relationships Part 2: What to Do with a Toxic Relationship

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Toxic Relationships Part 2: What to Do with a Toxic Relationship

Once a toxic relationship is identified, the best case scenario is to run away, right? Easier said than done. Or in this case, easier given as an advice, than done. Though this advice may be well intentioned, a person emotionally involved or financially dependent on someone may find it hard to leave them. Maybe that…

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The Secret of Happiness in Marriage

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The Secret of Happiness in Marriage

We always ponder upon the status of many marriages around us and what makes some of them successful and what leads others to dissatisfaction. Reading literature on understanding, communication or even intimacy could answer part of the question. However, does it mean that couples with good communication skills and openness are always happy with their…

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