Author: Jennifer E. Landis

How to Determine if Your Loved One is Addicted to Heroin

Heroin use is an epidemic that affects people from all walks of life all around the globe, and its impact is growing faster than ever.  In a 10 year period, between 2002 and 2012, heroin overdose deaths have quadrupled and are continuing to rise. It can be hard to imagine that a friend or family member might be struggling with a heroin addiction, but it can impact anyone.  How can you determine if someone you love is using heroin? Risk Factors While heroin addiction can affect anyone, there are risk factors that make an individual more likely to become...

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What Stress Does to Your Body

Stress is a part of life, and you do your best to deal with before it gets the best of you. It’s a natural emotional, mental and physical response to stimuli, which is both good and bad for your health. Responsibilities to family and work, traumatic events and physical illness all elevate stress levels. Some of these stressors go on far too long and exhaust the body’s resources beyond what is necessary to survive. Short-term stress affects you every day and is manageable with mindfulness. Chronic stress threatens your life in the long term, with adverse affects to your...

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Your School Options for Your Autistic Child

Autism is a spectrum, and each child has different needs, strengths, challenges and abilities within that broad diagnosis. It makes sense, then, that children with autism benefit from different educational programs. The greatest success in schooling will come when you find the right match between your child and their teachers and the school’s educational philosophy. What works for one child with autism won’t necessarily work for another, and crafting an individualized education can take time and resources. Luckily, there are many options to choose from in the United States when it comes to fostering learning in those with differing...

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7 Ways Single Moms Can Get Some Help

You’re a single mom. You deserve accolades for doing it all in order to raise your children. But doing it all by yourself can be a huge source of stress. A happy, functioning mom is the best foundation for healthy, well-adjusted kids. Here are some suggestions on how to get the help you need. Don’t Forget Family and Friends If you have access to family and friends, don’t be shy about relying on them. If you and your children need a place to stay after your split, ask your parents if you can stay with them until you find...

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10 Surprising Options for Moms Returning to the Workforce

The babies are growing and so is your readiness to get back to the workforce. It’s an exciting but nerve-wracking time, as you start to navigate this next stage in your life and that of your family’s. Give yourself plenty of time, grace and extra TLC as you take these steps. Just as with all things that are worth doing, it’s not going to be easy. But with all of the options out there for moms going back to work, there’s no need to stress. Here are 10 surprising options for moms returning to the workforce: 1. Go Part-time...

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