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PTSD: Recognize the Signs and Learn How to Overcome I...

What is Trauma? When we undergo something negative, our brains make an adaptive connection to explanatory information to help us turn the experience into something more positive, like a learning experience. This adaptive process is what enables us to“get over” or “work through” our feelings. But when an experience is extremely negative for us, our …Read the rest…

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Is Your Perfectionism Contributing to Your (Mom) Depr...

Today’s society highly values perfection. The internet, TV, magazines, and social media flaunt perfection to such a degree that we’re lead to believe unless everything is perfect we cannot be successful or happy. Our culture’s approach to parenting has not escaped this trend either. There exists the erroneous belief that unless we are perfect moms …Read the rest…

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Learning to Live With a Chronic Illness and Your R...

If you live with a chronic illness, or if you were suddenly and permanently disabled, you’re not alone. Chronic illness and permanent disabilities are a fact of life for millions of people. One of the most important things you can do for yourself is also one of the hardest: accept that things are forever changed. …Read the rest…

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10 Everyday Things You Can Do to Overcome Depression

The moment you open your eyes every day, you engage in a fight. You protect yourself from pervasive, negative thoughts that inundate your mind. That battle rages, draining you of time and energy, until you finally fall back asleep at night. Is this the way your days go? What can help you struggle less? Things …Read the rest…

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What to Do When Your Spouse Scolds You Like a Parent ...

Few things are as humiliating as when your spouse scolds you like a parent would scold a little child. It’s demeaning when your boss criticizes you in an unkind way, but it’s crushing when this sort of treatment comes from the person you love and cherish. Of course, conflict is part of any relationship. At times, …Read the rest…

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Understanding Unresolved Grief: What is It? What are ...

The 2001 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, Hurricane Ike hitting Galveston and Houston in 2008, or the repeated wildfire blazes in California – all examples of devastating events that cost a lot of lives and caused massive grief for many. In today’s world, there are more things aside from old-age that rob people …Read the rest…

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Marriage Counseling: How to Cope When You and Your Pa...

In a perfect world, every couple would be equally matched in their desires. Unfortunately, many couples are out of sync in one or more important ways, no matter how much they love each other. Sex is one of the most common reasons couples argue or get divorced. Fortunately, your relationship doesn’t have to suffer if you and …Read the rest…

time for a mental health tune up

Feeling a Little Bit Off-Kilter? See Your Local Thera...

You take care of your car with regular maintenance and tune-ups. You also take care of your physical health with annual checkups. But many of us don’t think about the fact that we may need a mental health tune-up as well. If you feel like you’ve been out of sorts lately, it’s a good time …Read the rest…

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Let Premarital Counseling Help You Build a Strong Fou...

Marriage can be an intimidating thought even when you’re deeply in love. After all, the oft-cited claim is that 50 percent of marriages end in divorce (though some say the true figure is a bit lower).  This can seem like an even scarier prospect if you have friends or family members whose marriages have ended …Read the rest…

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It’s Not What You Say, It’s How You Say It: 5 Com...

Good communication habits are vital in many situations. Imagine: How disastrous could it be if astronauts in space wouldn’t communicate clearly with the NASA control center in Houston about a problem they’re encountering? What consequences might a patient suffer if the doctor wouldn’t explain the use of a certain medication correctly? Or how frustrated and …Read the rest…


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