Know What You Control

You can’t change some things in life—like the number of hours in a day. However, you can control many others—like how you use those hours. Is a situation making you feel powerful or powerless? Do a quick calculation to learn your locus of control. First, choose a habit or behavior. You can assess locus of control for just about anything—from …

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Sweating the Small Stuff?

“What’s the big deal?” You’ve likely heard this after describing a problem to someone. And you probably felt that person wasn’t being supportive. But while not the most tactful response, there’s actually some truth to it. Many sources of personal stress are considered “small stuff” by others. That doesn’t make them any less important, of course. (After all, they are …

Child at the Doctor with his Mother

Communication is Key

It is not unusual for questions, confusion, and uncertainty to arise when it comes to the treatment of children, especially concerning the use of medications. When potential issues or difficulties come up, it is very important that they are dealt with in a clear manner so that treatment can be as successful as possible. As in many aspects of life, …

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Break the Chain in the New Year

Have you resolved to make a change in the New Year? You should! Research shows that people who explicitly make resolutions are 10 times more likely to attain their goals than those who don’t. So if you feel shackled to a troublesome habit, 2016 can be the year that you break the chain—literally. A “behavior chain” is a series of …