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How to Deal with the Holiday Induced Blues

When I was younger the winter holidays were my absolute favorite time of the year. There always seemed to be a sense of cheer that mingled perfectly with the crisp air. The festive red and green decorations gracing every store the day after Halloween made me feel like all was right in the world. I was just so excited. 

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Topics: Modern Woman's Guide, Mind & Body, health, holidays, money, heal

How to Stay Connected to Your Partner During the Holidays

I always anticipate holidays as though they are going to be reminiscent of the most tear-jerking romantic comedy. My mind plays out nights of sipping hot chocolate by a roaring fire, my partner surprising me with thoughtful gestures that make me remember why we fell in love, and romantic holiday shopping trips, followed by picking out the perfect tree. Every year, I have this picture of holiday romance in my head and every year, I’m jolted back to reality as all of my rom-com fantasies are taken down a notch.

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Topics: better marriage, couples, improving your marriage, relationship, Mind & Body, marriage, Sex & Relationships, holidays, mindfulness, love

Jump Start Summer

Memorial Day is here and thank goodness—we’re ready to reboot our minds and bodies for the summer season. No doubt, we are big fans of the traditional Memorial Day cookouts and family get-togethers, but we also think this symbolic ramp-up to summer’s lazy, hazy days is the perfect time to shake off our winter mindsets and indulge in a little pre-summer self-care.

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Topics: Mind & Body, holidays

Ring in the New Year With Achievable Resolutions

It’s that time of year again, when we many of us resolve to change our lives for the better. January 2nd (let’s be honest, no one really starts on the 1st) is when many women press the proverbial "reset button" on their lives and make the following, very popular resolutions to go on a diet, eat healthier, and exercise more. If you’re like me, you have been setting this same goal for yourself for the past 20 years. It’s usually around Thanksgiving that I start to fantasize about an extreme makeover.

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Topics: Mind & Body, health, nutrition, holidays, Fiera Experts

Holiday Time Out

Kids know what “time-out” means—sit down, take a deep breath and get ahold of yourself. Unfortunately, a lot of grownups can’t or won’t follow their own good advice. The frenetic pace of the holidays, in particular, tends to send us off the deep-end, which is a shame, since it’s the sweetest, most sentimental time of the year.

This year, why not resolve to slow down and spend some quality time with your romantic partner? Begin by taking a deep breath and a good look at a few of our grownup time-out tips below.

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Topics: couples, Mind & Body, holidays, mindfulness

Feeling Bah Humbug, or It's a Wonderful Life?

If you live anywhere in the U.S during the holiday season, you can’t escape the constant reminders to feel joyous, cheerful and celebratory. But what happens when you don’t? For most of us, the holiday season cheer is also accompanied by some degree of stress and fatigure. But for others, the holidays bring downright sadness, irritability and even depression.

Why can the holidays bring about mood changes, and what can we do about it?

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Topics: Mind & Body, nutrition, holidays, Fiera Experts

Spicing up Your Holiday Gift List

Slightly Spicy Gift Guide

It happens to the best of us—you’ve been with your partner for a long time and suddenly all you can come up with by way of holiday gifts is socks. Maybe a new sweater he doesn’t need or a novelty beer-bottle opener if you’re feeling clever. This year why not try to up the ante with some romantic, even slightly suggestive gifts that will let him know you’re ready to stoke up the fire in your relationship?

We’ve gathered a few ideas to get you started thinking outside the box this year.

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Topics: romance, Sex & Relationships, Maintaining the Spark, holidays, gifts
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