How To Help Your Differently-Abled Child Reach To The Stars

Being a parent is tough, but being the parent of a differently-abled son or daughter presents a new and distinct series of challenges that can prove to be quite overwhelming, even in the best of times. Parents of differently-abled children are constantly having to balance teaching their children independence with their innate desire to keep […]

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Chicken Soup For the Sole: Tanni Grey-Thompson

There’s no reason that having a physical difference should ever slow you down. It certainly didn’t slow down Tanni Grey-Thompson, who is an 11-time gold medal winning Paralympic wheelchair racer. Despite being born with spina bifida, a condition where the spinal cord isn’t completely contained within the backbone, which can cause a variety of physical […]

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Faith Without Works is Dead, So Show Your Community You Care

In the book of James, we learn that “Faith without works is dead– What does it profit, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but does not have works?” Although this sounds like a scary verse, in reality, it should be all the motivation you need to get out in the community and start […]

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What is Lent, and Why Does it Matter?

Tis the season for Lent! Christians everywhere are giving up something for 40 days, and although this “thing” could be anything from fast food to Facebook, it’s an important part of our religion for a number of reasons. Lent is our chance to strengthen our faith through prayer and rebuild our soul through penance. You […]

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Spring Forward With These Time Management Tips

Spring is upon us! But instead of thinking about ways to clean up your house, let’s discuss some ways that you can clean up your time management skills. Although it seems like a boring thing to think about, people who are good at managing their time not only get more accomplished, but lead healthier, happier […]

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How to Open Life’s Windows When Doors Close

Dealing with disappointment and failure is one of the hardest things a person has to regularly deal with, and unfortunately, everyone has to deal with it at some point. It’s never easy, but sometimes the closing of one door can lead you into an unexpected direction that can help things turn out for the best. […]

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Chicken Soup for the Sole: Ludwig van Beethoven

This month’s Chicken Soup for the Sole is going to detail one of the most enduring classical musicians of all time: Ludwig van Beethoven. Even if you’re not a fan of classical music, you’ve likely heard his music before, whether it’s his haunting Moonlight Sonata or the music-box favorite Fur Elise. His musical legacy is […]

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Improvise, Adapt and Overcome: Life Lessons We Can Learn From the Marines

The United States Marines are about as tough as they come, but you don’t need to wear the Marine Eagle, Globe, and Anchor emblem to learn some valuable lessons from the Corps. Marines are taught to be able to overcome any obstacle, which serves them well in the chaos of combat. This concept is encapsulated […]

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New Year, New You: How to Make Those Resolutions Stick this Year

New Year’s is coming up, which means New Year’s resolutions are coming up too. Lots of people make resolutions, and very few follow through with them for more than a couple months. Sometimes it just feels like the right time to make a change, but other times it takes a lot of effort to set […]

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Tis the Season for Stress-Free Holidays!

The holidays can mean lots of fun, but they can also mean lots of stress, especially if you’ve got lots of family members coming to visit. Unfortunately, preparations for the holidays can result in people putting way too much pressure and stress on themselves in an effort to make things absolutely perfect. Of course, nothing […]

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