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Entries by Arlene Schneider

TRENDS TO UPDATE YOUR LIFE

Most of us receive daily emails from department stores, influencers, and style bloggers with suggestions on how to update our wardrobes, our homes, and our exercis3 routines. We see promises of how a blouse in a trendy seasonal color or a new set of abdominal routines will re-shape our lives and bodies.
Maybe your …

ASK THE COACH!

Dear Coach,
How do I get my teenage son to talk with me? He is a sophomore in high school. He plays a lot of video games, and I don’t think that’s healthy or productive.  We used to be close, but now all he does is grunt at me or hide in his room and …

CREATING PEACE IN YOUR LIFE

Many people complain about the stress that they feel, and it is absolutely true that we are constantly faced with many internal and external stressors. Taxes, traffic, illness, and unexpected accidents are unfortunate realities of the human condition that we simply have to live with. Others, though, are things that we can control and …

HOW PARENTS CAN HELP CHILDREN DEVELOP A POSITIVE MINDSET

1-AVOID JUDGMENT! Be aware of your statements that judge or label other people, situations, or yourself. Things don’t have to be good or bad. They just “are”.
2-Praise your child for effort and hard work, and persistence. Avoid comments such as, “You’re fabulous!” or “You’re the best!” Instead, say “Your hard work really paid …

PARENTING YOUNG ADULTS

“I’m 20-years old! You can’t tell me what to do!”
“I live on my own at school and I do fine. I don’t need restrictions or curfews when I come home for the summer!”
“Uh, mom can I have some cash? I don’t have any money left in my account.”
“Dad, I got arrested and I’m in …

THE BLESSINGS OF AN INFECTED CAT BITE

Those of you who follow me on social media may be aware of my recent experiences with my cat Tyrann. To make a long story short, Tyrann was triggered by seeing my older cat. Tyrann attacked me and bit my right hand at 7:15 am when I was getting ready for a networking breakfast. …

SPRING RENEWAL SEASON!

Are you living your life with intention and passion? Are you feeling gratitude and zest for each day as you open your eyes? Sometimes it is most definitely difficult to see our possibilities with everyday distractions, stressors, and a huge TTD list.
For many Christians, Lent is a time when people take inventory of their …

COLLEGE ADMISSIONS MONTH!

In last month’s newsletter, I mentioned that I would address college admissions notifications in this edition. A condensed version of this article would simply read like this:
“Be happy for your child and others. Release judgment, be kind, and ensure your child makes the choice which he feels is a good fit.”
Seriously, that’s it!  If …

THE DATING GAME

It’s almost February! The month filled with hearts and cupids, love and chocolate. How exciting! But wait, Is it?
For many people it is just another day, watching Netflix and maybe eating chocolate, but alone. Indeed, the dating scene can be both frustrating and confusing, but it doesn’t have to be this way.
Several …

A NEW YEAR, A NEW YOU!

Every year about this time, many of us begin thinking about New Year’s Resolutions. We also think about past years and the fact that we abandoned our resolutions by the end of January. Many times, we felt like a failure and could not understand why we were unable to follow through and reach the …