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When I think of summer, I dream of booking a retreat, some place secluded, serene and life changing. If there was a season that could inspire change, summer would be it. Its carefree breezes, temperate conditions and longer days invite hope and possibility.

You may be like me and dream of a summer getaway, but your finances, work, kids, or your life in general, prevents you from doing so. Here’s the thing. You can give your life a makeover no matter where you are. Use every situation, circumstance and moment as an opportunity to do something different.

You may not be lounging around poolside sipping on a tropical drink or working on your problems with a celebrity coach at a fancy schmancy retreat, but you can still do something good for yourself. Use this time to reflect on your current life and what you want to accomplish at this age, as a parent, with the special circumstances, obstacles and personality that you have. Then make a decision to say, “Yes” to all the things that will bring you closer to what you truly want. That’s how you transform an ordinary summer into an extraordinary one.

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Understanding The Avoidant Personality
(Caregivers, Family & Friends) – You desire close relationships, but avoid engaging with others. You’re sensitive to rejection and criticism. And you’re often consumed with thoughts of inadequacy or being ridiculed. If this sounds like you, you could have avoidant personality disorder.

3 Surprising (and Dangerous) Truths About Opiate Addiction
(Addiction Under 30) – Unfortunately, there are dangerous myths surrounding opiate addiction. Read these shocking facts about prescription drug abuse and you could save someone you love.

Acceptance and Mindful Parenting: What Does It Really Look Like?
(Mindful Parenting) – If you’ve given up on mindful parenting because you assumed it was all about accepting (good and bad behavior), then you need to read this. As this blogger teaches us, acceptance is just one step on the path toward mindfulness.

Top 5 Dangers Of Being A Perfectionist
(Therapy Soup) – Are you a perfectionist? Here’s why striving for perfection can actually hurt you.

10 Things Mid-Lifers Must Do To Find Happiness
(NLP Discoveries) – Does the things that used to make you happy now make you feel hopeless and frustrated? It could be the current stage of life you’re in. If you’re at midlife, here’s what will truly bring you happiness.



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    Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 19 Jun 2014
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Uyemura, B. (2014). Best of Our Blogs: June 20, 2014. Psych Central. Retrieved on March 22, 2015, from


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