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  • Marketing Plans
    by Peggy McHale
    August 28, 2010

    Who Needs a Marketing Plan? The simple answer is every business owner needs a marketing plan. (Job hunters should also take note, a pla...

  • Biz Buzz
    by Peggy McHale
    August 28, 2010

    Since this is my first appearance on The Alternative Press, I thought I would share a bit about my background and the focus of the column...

  • Moms Reentering the Workforce: Making the Right Choice
    by Diane Lang
    August 28, 2010

    As a therapist and life coach, I've seen firsthand how hard women are on themselves. Mothers are constantly asking themselves impossible ...

  • Mental Health Minutes
    by Diane Lang
    August 28, 2010

    I have gathered up some easy to follow "Mental Health Minutes" that you can add into your daily life. It's easier to take babys steps and...

  • The Myths of Happiness
    by Diane Lang
    August 28, 2010

    In my search for what truly makes us happy, I have stumbled on what doesn't make us happy. There are a lot of myths on happiness out ther...

  • Is it Ok to be Sad?
    by Diane Lang
    August 28, 2010

    During the week I realized I was sad or anxious and sometimes even ready to snap. As a Therapist and educator, I had to do some deep thi...

  • The New Year - Starting It Off Right
    by Diane Lang
    August 28, 2010

    Tips for a Great New Year We all want to start the New Year off right. We think to ourselves, this will be the year: I lose weight, sta...

  • Tips for Living an Optimistic Lifestyle
    by Diane Lang
    August 28, 2010

    We all want to be happy and live life to the fullest. Unfortunately, that is not always the easiest task. The good news: We are supposed ...

  • Stress Free for the Holidays
    by Diane Lang
    August 28, 2010

    It's the beginning of the Holiday season and with the holidays comes stress. Each year we feel a mix of joy and anxiety when we approach ...

  • The Benefits of Being a Volunteer
    by Diane Lang
    August 28, 2010

    All you hear about is the recession. Every time you turn on the news, you hear bad news. Unemployment is at its highest in years, too man...

  • Moms Reentering the Workforce
    by Diane Lang
    August 28, 2010

    Making the Decision Why do you want to go back to work? It seems like a simple question but there are a lot of things to consider. Is it...

  • Seasonal Affective Disorder - Help for the Winter Blues
    by Diane Lang
    August 28, 2010

    It's that time of year again -- cold weather, snow, ice, clouds and days with less sunlight. For parents, winter is a tough time --&...

  • Simplicity - A Way to an Easier and Happier Life
    by Diane Lang
    August 28, 2010

    Simplicity: For anyone to change or to keep motivated we need it to be easy. We are a society of: "The easier the better". We are a socie...

  • The Fun Facts about Turning 40
    by Diane Lang
    August 28, 2010

    Being that this is column is dedicated to happiness and living an optimistic lifestyle, I figured I would look on the bright side of life...

  • What My Daughter Taught Me
    by Diane Lang
    August 28, 2010

    I have come to realize the power of children. I always knew that children were special but until I had my daughter, I could only imagine ...

  • Living a Positive Life Style
    by Diane Lang
    August 28, 2010

    There are many factors that lead us to living a happy, well-balanced life style. In the next few columns, I want to share some of the fac...

  • Creating a Work-life Balance
    by Diane Lang
    August 28, 2010

    A person addicted to work is like any other addiction. They feel they "have to work". They might not even feel any enjoyment in their wor...

  • Tips For Busy Moms - Preparing for the New School Year!
    by Diane Lang
    August 28, 2010

    It's back to school time again and as a busy mom, it's always a struggle to get myself and my kids ready for school. Here are some tips t...

  • Parents - Build a Positive Relationship with Your Children
    by Diane Lang
    August 28, 2010

    1. To build a positive relationship with your child, you need to invest quality time in and provide attention to your child 2. Understan...

  • Adults Returning to College
    by Diane Lang
    August 28, 2010

    Adults Returning to College: Question: As a returning adult to college, I'm really nervous about returning to college and being a studen...

  • Time Management and Note Taking Skills
    by Diane Lang
    August 28, 2010

    Back to school time is slowly approaching. One of the biggest complaints I hear from my students is "how do I take good notes and then f...

  • Dealing with Procrastination
    by Diane Lang
    August 28, 2010

    Procrastination: We are all guilty of it at one time or another but if you realize that you are procrastinating more often than you are g...

  • Top Ten Questions All Parents Should Ask Themselves
    by Diane Lang
    August 28, 2010

    Being a Positive Parent: The Top Ten Questions to Ask Yourself 1. What type of parent are you currently? Rate yourself. If you could sco...

  • Making the World a Better Place
    by Diane Lang
    August 28, 2010

    What did you do today to make the world a better place? Everyday we have a chance to do something special for someone else. To make a di...

  • Stress Management: Dealing with Stress
    by Diane Lang
    August 28, 2010

    Every morning, I follow the same routine. I wake up, drink my coffee and put on the morning news. It's a ritual I have grown to despise. ...