Eight Ways to Explore Your Pride During Pride Month

June is pride month for the LGBTQ+ community which honors the 1969 Stonewall Riots in New York City.  The riots, lead by trans-women of color, served as a tipping point in the Gay Liberation Movement. One enduring symbol of the LGBTQ+ community is the rainbow flag, crafted by Gilbert Baker in the late 1970’s. Baker …Read the rest…

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ADHD and Exercise: How Physical Activity Can Improve ...

Your child has ADHD. I’m sure you understand that treatment is important. Perhaps you’re already handling symptoms with prescription medication, dietary supplements, or child therapy. Yet, you wonder if you can personally do more for your child to help them manage their moods and attention. Something low-cost that you can implement easily and regularly at …Read the rest…

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Parenting Tips and Resources for Substance Use Preven...

The Surgeon General recently announced that more people suffer from substance abuse than cancer. That is definitely a problem. But, the most productive thing we can do is continue to educate ourselves so we can fight the good fight in substance abuse prevention. Listed below are 8 resources that give tips on recognizing, preventing, and dealing …Read the rest…

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Family Conflicts: 7 Ways to Keep the Peace in Your Ho...

It seems like the most intense conflicts always happen at home and with the people closest to us. Family conflicts can take various forms, like: a shouting match with your teenager over the type of clothes they want to wear for their school’s prom a disagreement with your in-laws over where you will spend the …Read the rest…

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The Five Most Common Relationship Problems and What Y...

Unless you’re a recluse, your life will include relationships with other people. From your parents to your significant other, children, friends, co-workers, and much more. Naturally, relationship problems happen. After all, we’re individuals with our own personalities and quirks. Keeping interpersonal connections strong and smooth isn’t always easy. Problems at times abound. What are some …Read the rest…

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Coping with Co-Occurring Disorders: ​Anxiety and De...

An individual may have two chronic disorders or illnesses at once, a situation known as comorbidity. The interactions between the illnesses frequently impact the way one or the other affects the individual and certainly makes them even more challenging to heal. In many cases, comorbidity happens with someone who has a mental illness and a …Read the rest…

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Enjoy Some Relationship Fun: Have an “I Love You”...

Some time back, in an article on relationship counseling, it was suggested that a regular date night helps keep your relationship fun and close. Initially, you may have embraced that idea wholeheartedly. But lately, you might be thinking that, while you tremendously enjoy spending time with your partner, doing basically the same things over and over …Read the rest…

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Understanding and Coping with Night Eating Syndrome

What is night eating syndrome? Night eating syndrome (NES) is not very well known, even among people who have it! Many therapists and dietitians have patients come to them, describing NES symptoms, without knowing that NES is an eating disorder. Patients speak about how hard it is to lose weight, how they never feel hungry …Read the rest…

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Are You ALWAYS Tired? 5 Things That May Be Draining Y...

Did you know that fatigue is the most common issue women bring up with their doctors? Of course, no matter what your gender, it always seems like there’s too much to do and not enough hours in the day to do it all! Although there’s no way to magically get more time, there are things …Read the rest…

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5 Ways Family Counseling Can Improve Your Relationshi...

Being the parent of a teen can be challenging. Your teen is struggling to develop an identity separate from yours and to move toward adulthood. Butting heads on occasion is a normal part of the territory. But sometimes the situation is a little more intense than that. Your teen seems out of control, flying into …Read the rest…

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7 Ways Negative Family Communication Contributes to M...

The list of factors that can potentially cause mom burnout is long. Very long. Up near the top is negative family communication. Mom is almost always the nerve center of family activities and emotions. That alone is enough to cause burnout. When communication has turned sour—or stopped completely—all bets are off. 7 Ways Negative Family …Read the rest…

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7 Ways to Tell the Difference between a Moody Teen an...

  The Battlefield Houston arcade and laser tag facility has always been a favorite of your teenager. But today, their half-hearted participation and utter lack of enjoyment catch your attention. It seems lately you have seen them in this mode more and more often. Are they just being a typical moody teen, or do you have more …Read the rest…

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Anxiety in Children: How to Help Your Child Cope with...

Unable to move, she stood as if frozen. Her heart pounded in her chest, clenching her whole body – her will – in an unrelenting grip. Her head began to spin. The dizzy feeling slowly but steadily increased as her surroundings seemed to close in on her. What she perceived with her senses was surreal, …Read the rest…


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