Why are friendships important?
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Why are friendships important?

Why are friendships important?

  • Studies show that people who have friendships live longer and have happier lives.
  • They can be positive support systems.
  • They are sources of satisfaction and joy.
  • They provide companionship.
  • You can share your feelings in good times and bad.

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Do you read to your child?

Parents are the first teachers that a child will encounter. You have a unique opportunity to start your child in the right direction. Many parents turn to early learning as a way to not only enhance their child’s knowledge, but also to build a strong bond early with their baby.

The early years of your child’s life are when they learn to trust you, and to learn that they can rely on mommy and daddy no matter what happens. The act of bonding with your child is one that will probably be the strongest bond you’ll ever have. (more…)

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What are you putting off?

Are you a procrastinator, especially when it comes to things you don’t want to do? If so, do you feel guilty about the things you put off? Do you always seem to have a lot of loose ends? I know I am guilty on all counts.

My wife and I have made the decision to organize our house and downsize the stuff we have. We’ve been living in our home for over thirty years, and we’re collectors of everything! Sometimes just the thought of this project is overwhelming, and I really wish that we had not let this go for so long! Another source of anxiety is the idea of parting with some of our things. Anyone who collects can probably relate to this issue. (more…)

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To go to a Meetup or not go to a Meetup?

Meetup groups serve a very useful purpose to bring together like-minded people who share a common interest. The meetings are normally in person and provide a safe way for people to socialize.

There’s a Meetup group for any kind of interest imaginable. Go to http://www.meetup.com, type in your interest and zip code or country, and you’ll find a group in your immediate area. It’s easy and you don’t have to make a commitment to go to other meetings if it’s not right for you. (more…)

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