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Better Life Magazine - You are on your way to taking better care of yourself
October 2016

The Marriage Minute 

Movie Or TV Show Night!  Do you have a favorite movie or TV show as a couple? Read more...

Family Fun Ideas

Make A Movie – Spend an afternoon or evening making a movie.  Talk about story lines with the entire family and develop yours.  Read more...

Subduing Workplace Stress

Jonathan Buckeley, CEO of "BarnesandNoble.com," recently gave his board of directors a copy of what he called "his favorite business book"- Harold And The Purple Crayon. Read more...

Just For Grins

Notable Never-isms
• Never try to tell everything you know. It may take too short a time. —Norman Ford
• Never be in a 
hurry to terminate a marriage. You 
may need this person to finish a sentence. —Erma Bombeck
• Never keep up with the Joneses. Drag them down to your level; it’s cheaper. —Quentin 
Crisp

Coming Speaking/Teaching Events for Dr. David and Dr. Debbie McFadden

  • November Talks On Effective Communication and Family Values in Morris, IL
Read more...

12 Things Everyone NEEDS To Hear To Have A Happy Marriage

We all live busy lives, and, for most of us, there isn't enough time to do everything that we need to do. Marriages suffer for many couples because the relationship takes a hit in order to cover the rest of the bases.  Learn more...

“Hot or Not?”

If Facebook, Twitter, The Vine, UTube and Instagram were not enough, here we go again with yet another free downloaded application. Learn more...

How To Listen To Your Wife Without Distractions 

How often do you think to yourself, “I am trying to talk to my husband about something that is important to me, and he just doesn’t really listen? He may nod his head, but he really doesn’t hear me.” Learn more...

How To Refer Someone To A Therapist

There was a time when, in some peoples’ minds, there was a stigma attached to the concept of seeking help from a therapist.  Those days are in the past. Learn more...

Easy Beef Stew

Layer in 9x13 pan:
2 lb. Stew meat                                      
2 Medium onions, quartered
6 Carrots, cut up                                 
Potatoes (if desired)
3 Stalks celery, cut up
 
Blend:
2 tsp. Salt       
1 tbsp. Sugar
2 tbsp. Minute tapioca
Sprinkle on top. Pour (drizzle)  ¾ cup tomato juice over all. Cover tightly with foil. Bake 41/2 hours at 250.

Cooking tip for the day: Potatoes soaked in salt water for 20 minutes before baking will bake more rapidly.
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