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How to Prepare for the Loss of a Pet

Nothing will dull the pain of losing a pet, but these tips on how to prepare for the loss of a pet will help you cope when you lose your dog, cat, or other beloved animal companion.

Reclaiming Your Personal Identity or Self-Identity – Sarah Ban Breathnach

The easiest way to reclaim your personal self-identity is to not lose your sense of self in the first place! But, it’s almost inevitable that women lose themselves in the hustle and bustle of family, work, and life. Here are a few thoughts on keeping your personal identity, based on inspiration from Sarah Ban Breathnach. “One of the most important milestones we’ll hit along the way is the moment when we finally own our own unique point of view and realize how

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How Energy Healing Balances Your Body’s Energies : The Passion Seeker

Learn how healing energy increases health and wellness, and balances your body’s physical, spiritual, and emotional energies. It’s about the flow of your chakras, about cleansing, reducing stress, and relaxing. Transformational coach and energy healer Gini Grey – my blog partner on the former Quips and Tips for Spiritual Seekers – describes why balancing your body’s energies can help your physical, emotional, and spiritual health. “Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity.”

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Wedding Officiant Job Description – Marriage Ministers

In this wedding officiant job description, an ordained marriage minister describes what she does, and shares the best and worst parts of performing marriage ceremonies for “nonconformist” couples. Here’s one of the best parts of working as a wedding officiant: “I never encounter Bridezillas!” says Minnesota-based ordained minister Sid Korpi. “By definition, nonconformists shun the over-the-top trappings of a conventional wedding. These couples seek wedding ceremonies that are customized to them, that reflect their history together, and that reveal their personalities and

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Online Copywriter Job Description – Writing SEO Content

In this online copywriter job description, a professional freelancer describes her work writing SEO (search engine optimized) content. Susan Greene is a successful self-employed writer. Here, she describes her job and offers a bit o’ career advice for aspiring freelancers. “Learn to write content for websites and blogs,” says Orlando-based Greene. “SEO copywriting is where the work is. Writing books, magazine articles, even printed brochures is not lucrative these days, especially for beginning writers. But, the demand for online content is growing, particularly if

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Who Gets Custody of the Children After Divorce?

Legal custody arrangements are different in every province and state, but there are some similarities. Here’s a brief summary of who often gets custody of the children after divorce and how the “best interests of the child” affect a judge’s decision. This is part of a paper I wrote for one of my social work classes (I’m working on my Master’s of Social Work at the University of British Columbia). The paper was called Equal Parenting Presumption: An

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5 Tips for Overcoming Adult Dyslexia at Work

Dyslexia is one of the most common learning disabilities, and it doesn’t just affect children. Here are five tips for overcoming adult dyslexia, plus a list of resources for adults with dyslexia.

Interstitial Cystitis – How Val Survives Chronic Bladder Inflammation : The Passion Seeker

The symptoms of Interstitial Cystitis are painful, but finding the right treatment helps immensely. Here’s how Val copes with this chronic bladder inflammation, plus her tips for women living with Interstitial Cystitis. “More than 3 million American women have Interstitial Cystitis but it is sort of an under the radar disease,” says this writer and women’s chronic pain advocate. “I didn’t even know what kind of doctor to go to or what questions to ask. It was only after joining

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Famous People Who Are Introverts

This list of people who are famous and introverted begins with a description of introverts' personality traits. The actors who are introverts will surprise you!

New Beginnings

Whoops! You didn’t expect this page – this is my New Beginnings blog. You were probably looking for one of my Quips and Tips articles, right?

5 Ways to Cope With Toxic Female Friendships

Toxic female friendships will drag you under and keep you down. These ways to cope with toxic friendships are inspired by quotes from Joan Baez, who knows how hard one-on-one relationships can be.

What to Wear to Work – Tips for Female Counselors

Knowing what to wear to work is never easy, especially if you’re a female counselor. Here’s what I learned in my counseling practice - I’m working as an alcohol and drug addictions counselor in a residential treatment program for men.