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How to Handle Your Anger - Fire

“Why am I so quick to get angry?” — “Why can’t the person in front of me drive faster?” — “Why do my parents say ‘no’ to everything?” — “Why do I feel like no one is listening to me?” Anger is a normal response to questions like these, but can we change our response? How do we become less angry and react differently? For many, that is not an easy question to answer.…

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Look Up in 2017 - Change your outlook

Does life ever feel like a puzzle with pieces that don’t fit together? When people feel like this, it’s easy for them to fall into a discouragement syndrome. With this mind-set, every aspect of the day tends to take on unpleasant overtones – at work, at home, in dealing with others. Nothing seems right, and there seems to be little prospect of any positive change. … When life is perceived as being heavy and complex, it becomes seemingly impossible to see beyond the narrow confines of the present negative circumstances.

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The Greatest Gift to You - Free Christian Counseling

The holidays are supposed to be a joyful time of year, full of parties, celebrations and time with family and friends. The New Year comes full of promise, happiness, love and fulfillment. Every television show, song, commercial and store tell us we are supposed to be joyful during the holidays. But, for many, it’s a hard time of year. It’s like being on the outside of a snow globe looking in at everyone else having a great time and not being able to reach them.

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Grieving during the holidays

When we think of the holidays, we think of spending time with family and our loved ones. These relationships bring meaning to our lives, and the holidays remind us of that. But what do we do during the holidays after a loved one has died?

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The holidays are here, and the familiar tune tells us it’s the most wonderful time of the year. But for separated or divorced families, it can also be one of the most challenging times of the year. Whether together or separated, one thing most parents can agree on is that they want their children to have the best holiday possible. Successfully co-parenting during the holidays may not be easy; however, the following tips can help you make the holidays less stressful for you and your children.

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