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04/20/2020
Activities

Relationship Burnout? Keep the Flame From Scorching You

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Have you found yourself a little too close for comfort with your significant other during this self-isolation period? It might be easy to tell the children to go outside or give you quiet time, but it’s more challenging with your partner. Like every healthy relationship, start with clear, consistent communication. If you haven’t already done so, sit down and establish parameters for cohabitating in a 24-hours-a-day environment. What are the...

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04/18/2020
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Children’s At-Home Art Project

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Supplies Construction paper or thin cardboard Black marker Elmer’s glue Crayons Directions On a sturdy piece of paper (construction or even thin cardboard, like a cereal box cut flat), draw or trace a simple line drawing, such as flowers, boats on the ocean, or a landscape. Go over the lines with a thick black marker. Then, use Elmer’s glue to trace over the lines again. Allow to dry. When dry,...

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04/15/2020
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Lend a Helping Hand When Times are Tough

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Give, and it shall be given unto you. One excellent way to feel better and take the focus off of negative circumstances is to direct your attention to others. Even with self-isolation and social distancing, there are selfless acts that can mean much to others. Neighbors who live alone or are elderly may experience more anxiety or loneliness right now. Surprise a neighbor with a plate of cookies or flowers...

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04/12/2020
Coronavirus

Unity

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We are in challenging times. But we have been gifted with Easter week—focus on the beauty it brings. Spring is a time of growth, rebirth, and RENEWAL. In Christianity, the Easter holiday represents the highest form of rebirth. UNITY Easter reminds us of being TOGETHER—family, friends, church congregations, co-workers. We celebrate the holiday through CONNECTIONS and RELATIONSHIPS. We are fortunate technology allows us to continue COMMUNICATING throughout the pandemic. Whether...

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04/9/2020
Coronavirus

Family

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During these difficult times, this Easter week, we are focusing on the inspiration and encouragement the season brings. FAMILY Has your focus on FAMILY changed over the last month? Maybe it’s not just because we are isolated inside our homes together. In stressful or difficult times, we often turn to our FAMILY. They are our sounding boards and support systems. Now we have this time to mend, improve, or strengthen...

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03/30/2020
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Take Advantage of the Family Time

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There’s a saying that goes: Families who play together, stay together. If there is one thing we have plenty of—due to the coronavirus outbreak—is time spent indoors. Every moment spent with family helps build stronger relationships. This bonding time builds confidence, teaches children about positive interactions, and creates wonderful memories that last a lifetime. Here are a few ways to use the extended family time during the COVID-19 disruption to...

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03/25/2020
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Coronavirus: Dealing with your Children on Extended Break

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Americans around the country are worried about the ramifications of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Thousands of parents also are dealing with having their children at home 24-hours a day. “Even for parents who love hanging with their kids, you can only take so much family time before you start to get stressed,” says Craig A. Knippenberg, a licensed social worker who has provided child and family counseling services in Metro Denver...

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03/23/2020
Coronavirus

Tips For Working From Home During the Coronavirus Pandemic

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As people practice social distancing during the COVID-19 outbreak, many will find themselves in the position of working remotely from home. But this presents new challenges for both managers and members of work teams. Follow these guidelines for a less stressful process that generate normal levels of productivity when working from home. Don’t work from the couch – Create a work-leisure boundary. Your couch is not your office. You can...

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