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Summer fitness, marriage tips and wardrobe woes


The weekly roundup of recommended reads about money, health, family, working life and retirement:

The secret to reaching your goals
Just wanting something to happen isn’t enough, especially when you have limited resources. Give Me Back My Five Bucks offers up a bracing dose of reality, in the form of priority-setting.
You can have anything you want, but not everything
Health Canadian summer: A limited-time offer
Before summer fades away, Belly Bootcamp urges us to get outside and get active. Biking, walking, playing on the beach – even joining your kids at the playground – it’s time to make hay while the sun shines!
Top 5 summer activities to keep you fit
Family I’m mad as heck and I’m helping our marriage
Maybe “forgive and forget” isn’t such good advice. Chatelaine cites research showing it can be better for your marriage to let your partner know you’re ticked off, rather than simply keep calm and carry on.
Forgiveness: Why too much is bad for your relationship
Working life The curse of the boring closet
Are you sick to death of your career clothes? Toronto Teacher Mom is dreading going back to work because her work wardrobe is ho-hum and she doesn’t really know how to give it some oomph. Sound familiar?
A working mom’s fashion woes
Retirement How do you feel about retiring?
Now that hanging up our skates at 65 is optional for most of us, the question is: Are you ready for retirement? Maybe you love your job too much to leave. Maybe you can’t afford it. Maybe, suggests Retire Happy Blog, you don’t know what to do next.
Retirement: ready or not?

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torontoteachermom on

Thanks for sharing! I seriously need to reconsider verbalizing my anger towards my husband when he ticks me off. And then afterwards, I will enjoy some chocolate because it’s good for my brain.

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