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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There’s No Place Like Church For the Holidays

Churches tend to see their ranks swell up during the holidays, and for good reason: this time of year tends to make people think about their faith and family a bit more, which leads many back to worship services. If you’ve been wondering whether or not you should start attending church services again, let this […]

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How to Cope When You’re Not Feeling the Holiday Cheer

The holidays are a lot of fun, but for many, they aren’t all silver bells and caroling. In fact, lots of people report experiencing worsening symptoms of depression and anxiety during the holiday season. If you’re one of them, this article is here to help. There’s no reason for you to spend the merriest time […]

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Chicken Soup for the Sole: Eric LeGrand

Football is a dangerous sport, and nobody knows that fact better than former Rutgers star Eric LeGrand. After suffering a serious spinal cord injury during a game, doctors gave LeGrand less than a 5% chance of ever walking again. However, Eric LeGrand refused to let the grim diagnosis stop him from making a comeback that […]

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Creative Lesson-Planning Tips For Homeschooling Parents

As all homeschooling parents know, homeschooling has numerous benefits. However, coming up with creative and effective ideas to bolster your curriculum is a definite challenge. Nobody wants their kids to be bored or disengaged in class, but since you have the ability to control their lessons, they don’t have to be. Here are some creative […]

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This Little Light of Mine: Ways To Reignite Your Faith

Everybody knows the old song “This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine.” We all try to live the message of that song and be the best Christians we can be, but from time to time we all experience lapses in our faith and fervor. Although the reasons for this could be as […]

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