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When Your Life Isn’t a Hallmark Channel Movie: Dealing with the Holiday Blues

Since the day after Halloween, Christmas commercials have been airing, decorations have been springing up, and everywhere one seems to turn there’s a reminder that “it’s the most wonderful time of the year.”   Except when it’s not.   This time of year can be hard for many reasons: You may be grieving for someone, …

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Ten Strategies for Making a Successful Transition to College

As a college student, you have no doubt heard, “College is the best time of your life!” What is seldom mentioned, is that during the transition period to your new college life, it is normal to feel stressed out, insecure, overwhelmed, and uncertain. After all, going to college presents a lot of changes and firsts: …

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