I’m Not Leaving the House This Winter and Neither Should You

Winter is the worst season. The days are nasty, brutish, and short. Not to mention cold. I say this every year, but this time I mean it: I don’t want to leave my house this winter. I mean, I have to go to work, but other than that I…

The Best Mother's Day Gift: No More Guilt

Flowers, dinner, even a trip to the spa. These are all mighty popular gifts when it comes to Mother's Day. But as a single, working mother of two, what I want isn't so tangible; I desire something far more elusive. As a mom, I want a life…
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USANA Personal Development: Taking Time and Giving Thanks

This week is Thanksgiving here in the United States, which, as my kids have gotten older, has become a greater focus in our home. We have been working all month on our Thankful Cards: Orange cards where we write down something we are thankful…

A Healthy Balance: Tips to Combat Negativity

Managing relationships is hard work. Whether it’s keeping the family together, being there for close friends, or dealing with coworkers, there are bound to be times where negativity can creep in and get the best of you. Sometimes you can…

A Healthy Balance: Redefining Self Image

Let’s face it, we all have our insecurities, and no matter what size, shape, color or age, it’s become an all-too-common pastime to self criticize and scrutinize our outward appearances. Blame it on whatever you will — the media, pop…

A Healthy Balance: Life’s Daily Pressures

For this month’s edition of A Healthy Balance, I want to discuss dealing with life’s daily pressures. In order to do this, I need to start by giving you a glimpse into the Collins home. I’m the mother of two headstrong children. My…