Shed Your End-of-Summer Blues

September 5, 2014 12:24 PM

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Shed Your End-of-Summer Blues

It's easy to wax nostalgic at the close of summer: A brisk chill in the air, a longer shadow, a surfboard relegated to the garage once again. Kids swinging book bags instead of beach bags, and the distant hint of a long, cold season beginning its inevitable approach. This is a rough transition, for children and adults alike (though no small amount of relief for parents whose kids are back in the swing of school again).

It can be jarring, though -- particularly as the return to hectic schedules raises expectations -- and stress levels. Though as I've said before, and will say again, a little stress isn't a bad thing. I believe that reframing this shift is key -- because along with that stress, and on the heels of v...

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