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Past Family Trauma Is Genetically Expressed

Everyone knows about DNA, but did you know that the trauma of your ancestors can determine how y...

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Cooking With My Avah: Creating A Bond With Food

When you live far away from your relatives, it can be especially hard to form close bonds with t...

Holidays
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Finding Gratitude Wherever You Are 

Thanksgiving, 2001.  It is my first winter in New York. It’s just a little over two months af...

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On Thanking Inward: Practicing Gratitude For Yourself

No matter where I end up on Thanksgiving — which relatives populate the table, which side dish...

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5 Ways To Holistically Balance Through the Holidays

Holidays are stressful for many of us. The entire family crammed in a small house together, spen...

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Staying Connected: How Technology Can Make (or Break) a...

Staying connected with your loved ones as you move through different phases of life remains a to...

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Why the Holidays are Sweeter This Year: Your 2021 Holid...

After more than a year in quarantine away from friends and family, the holidays just feel … mo...

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Passing On Family Legacies As an Expat

Most of my family traditions from my grandparents — from recipes for Christmas dinner to bedti...

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This Thanksgiving, I'm Not Leaving The Table

My favorite spot to eat dinner as a kid was always on the couch. I used to follow my dad there,...

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How I Got Through My First Thanksgiving Post-Divorce

In 2020, I got a pandemic divorce from my husband of 12 years. In our divorce agreement, when it...

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How I Rediscovered My Financial Freedom

Talking about money is something that we’re taught as children to never do. This notion, thoug...

Parenting
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How To Stay Connected With Your Long-Distance Family

If COVID-19 has taught us anything, it's that seeing long-distance family members is imperative...

Inspire
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The Demon That Haunts My Family

No one liked that bedroom. No one. Perched on the second floor of an old 1900s farmhouse in Wino...

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How to Say "I Care About You" to Someone Who's Struggling

It can be difficult to tell someone who is struggling that we care about them and want to help....

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5 Filipino Traditions and Beliefs Surrounding Wakes and...

Filipino culture has many customs and superstitions surrounding death, but it was only when my l...

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What a Trip To Witchtown, USA Looks Like In 2021

Around Halloween each year, I share a tradition with the women most closely tied to my spirit ?...

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One Woman’s Journey of Addiction and Recovery With a...

My younger sister Jackie always enjoyed wine. She couldn’t always distinguish between fine wine...

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Boppy Recalls Millions Of Infant Loungers After 8 Babie...

Parents of newborns will want to be aware that the Boppy Company recalled more than 3 million lo...

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Simple Ways to Thank Your Loved Ones Based on Their Lov...

Everyone has their own love language or way of experiencing and receiving affection, and it exte...

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Celebrate National Grandparents Day By Saying "Thanks"...

If you are lucky enough to still have your grandparents around, make sure to give them some extr...

Recipes
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My Grandma’s Finger-Lickin' Dal Makhani Recipe

Dal Makhani (ma-kha-nee) is one of the most popular lentil recipes from North India. A much-love...

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Olivia Munn Is Having a Baby With John Mulaney

Comedian John Mulaney opened up this week about some pretty big news: he's having a baby with ac...

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Here's Why Condolences Were Such An Impactful Part Of M...

Grief is a nuanced and mysterious thing. There have been many studies on grief over the years, a...

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Tim McGraw Says Faith Hill Is Why He Could Get Sober

Tim McGraw opened up about the role his wife — fellow country music star Faith Hill — played...

Parenting
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3 Ways Kids Can Make New Friends — Even During a Pand...

When school campuses closed in 2020 due to the pandemic, many kids found it difficult to make&nb...

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Why Grief Goes Hand in Hand With Love

About a month ago, I was driving in a part of town where I don’t normally go. As I was waiting...

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Why Glamping with Friends in Michigan for $200 Was Wort...

I don’t love winters, but come summer, I'm proud to be a Midwest girl. I chose not to schedule...

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Jamie Lynn Spears Is Writing a Memoir

Jamie Lynn Spears is sharing her story with the world. Last week, it was revealed that the Zoey...

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15 Life Lessons My Soldier Dad Has Taught Me

My father is the most magnificent person in my life. He is, and always has been, my biggest supp...

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'In the Heights' Has Me in the Clouds

Thanks to my dad, I have always been an avid lover of the arts, and theatrical performances are...

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Kate Middleton Will Have a Different Title When Charles...

Kate Middleton may not be the Duchess of Cambridge too much longer.  As any Anglophile and/or R...

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How to Talk About Money With Your Significant Other

Talking about money with your significant other is important to do but this doesn’t always mea...

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5 Tips on How to Co-Parent with a High-Conflict Ex

Parenting on the best of days with two parents is hard, but when you add a divorce and conflict...

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Remembering My Mother, the Queen of Empanadas

I don’t have a childhood memory in which my mother wasn’t in the kitchen. It was her realm,...

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This Mom's Reaction to Her Son Passing the Bar Exam Is...

If you need something purely joyful to smile about, we're here to help: A viral video making th...

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Honoring My Most Important Essential Worker

Our country couldn’t have made it through this lethal marathon of 2020 without all the essenti...

Parenting
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7 Ways to Survive the Holidays with Kids

Getting through the past 10 months has been a marathon. And things are going to be a bit tougher...

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6 Easy Ways to Break the Ice with In-laws

Of all the relationship-related situations a woman will ever face in her life, there is nothing...

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Love and Identity with Minda Harts

Minda Harts, author of The Memo and the founder of The Memo LLC — a career-development compan...

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'The Parent Trap' Cast Reunited and It's Like 1998 All...

Millennials, prepare yourselves: The cast of The Parent Trap reunited for the first time since...

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How I Found Community After My Son’s Autism Diagnosis

When my youngest son was diagnosed with autism at the age of 2 and a half, it was not a surprise...

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Bringing Peace and Comfort to the Dying

Although Marne Lucas isn’t religious in the traditional sense, she’s come to understand the...

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How Social Distance Made Us Closer

They say you don’t know what you have until it’s gone. In the blink of an eye, we all lost...

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Celebrating a Social-Distanced Birthday

Birthdays are special. They’re a chance to reflect on the last year, plan for the next, and, o...

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Honoring My Grandfather’s Legacy

To honor American independence and July 4, CircleAround is collaborating all month long with NAW...

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People Help People Without Fixing Their Problems

What to say: "I can hear you struggling with this" "That sounds difficult for you" "How have you...

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Freedom of Choice — Just Like Great-Grandma Had

To honor American independence and July 4, CircleAround is collaborating all month long with N...

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Ignoring Glass Ceilings

Freedom has allowed me to ignore glass ceilings and unconscious biases to build a successful weal...

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How This National Security Analyst Protects Her Home an...

In terms of everyday chaos, 2020 has shown no signs of slowing down. It’s no wonder that  Jul...

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Carolina Dreaming

Facing uncertainty can be a challenge that’s hard to accept. Leaping with faith may be the rem...

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Honoring My Grandparents' Triumph

As an immigrant, I understand the hardships of learning a new language and the challenges of assi...

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How I’m Staying Connected to My Grandparents Overseas

One of the hardest things I’ve had to come to terms with during this pandemic is not being in...

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How Videos Are Helping Us Make International Connections

My husband and I live in New England, but his whole side of the family resides across Canada. No...

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How Intentionality Is Strengthening Relationships in Qu...

On an early morning walk — while social-distancing measures and stay-at-home orders were in ef...

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