Holiday Ugh? How To Survive And Thrive During The Holidays

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“If you think you are enlightened, go spend a week with your family.” ~ Ram Dass It’s that time of year again! While many of us can appreciate and enjoy the tradition and festive cheer, not all of the feelings that arise during this season are festive. What is it about the holidays that can […]

Letting Go: How to Live With the Loss of a Loved One

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Note from Leo: This is a guest post from my friend, Suraj Shah, who wrote this post as a favor to me after a reader asked about how to deal with the loss of a loved one. Suraj writes regularly about dealing with loss on his blog, Live With Loss. I’ll hand it over to […]

Healing in Families

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If you let something go and it’s meant to be, it will come back to you is how the saying goes. I recently received a phone call from my sister who’s a few years older than I am and with whom I shared a bedroom for most of my childhood. I know a phone call […]

Living Independently With Love

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(This post was originally published one year ago today. Yet, forever relevant!) Good Morning on this glorious wet and misty Fourth of July 2012 in Michigan. The heavens have been hearing our parched cries for rain – thank goodness! We are beyond blessed to live each day as we choose. To express our power and […]

Celebrating Mother’s Day as a Stepmom

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It’s a new generation, and blended families are the new norm. This realization struck me yesterday, when my stepdaughter, a third-grader, relayed the details of her day at school. Preparing for the upcoming Mother’s Day celebration, her teacher passed out construction paper, scissors and crayons, instructing the children to create an invitation for their mothers […]

Getting Your Family On Board with Life Changes

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‘Men learn while they teach.’ ~Seneca the Younger It is a curious phenomena that when we try to change our habits — simplify our clutter, eat healthier, start exercising — the other people in our life don’t instantly want to be changed in the same way. It’s as if they had their own minds! Horrible […]

Looking Ahead with Lauren: How to Nurture Your Relationships

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Relationships are not always easy. We all have many different types of relationships and people in our lives. We may have parents, grandparents, siblings, extended family, significant other or spouse, friends, best friends, co-workers, etc. I’ve always had an easy time making friends and enjoy the company of lots of different types of people. I […]

We Need Each Other, Don’t Forget That

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I think as people, human beings, we need each other. Sometimes perhaps just for a short time. Once the time is over, when we no longer need each other, something forces you to split ways. I always wonder about relationships. As a firm believer that everything happens for a reason, sometimes I wonder why people […]

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ASKinyourface.com is finally on Pinterest! Follow us for the latest workout videos, inspirational quotes, fun photos, awesome recipes and much, much more! Follow us and we will follow you back! Pinterest is a great place to connect with friends and family, search for great tips/advice/recipes, so why not join us? We want to check out […]

Growing Up With a Fat Dad

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I grew up with a fat dad – 450 pounds at his heaviest. Every week he would rotate to a new fad diet, and my family ended up eating whatever freeze-dried, saccharin-loaded concoction he was trying at that moment. By the time I was 9, I was an expert on Atkins, Pritikin and Weight Watchers, […]