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Coping With Grief During a Pandemic

The world we’ve known has changed. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought many changes to our daily life and that can come with many types of loss. Whether these losses include the missing out on many traditions, such as graduations or weddings, or losses of closeness in relationships, or the very real threat of losing a…

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How to Navigate Social Connections During COVID-19

Humans are social creatures, and we thrive on face-to-face contact. In the last few months, though, we’ve had to severely cut down on social activity due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the necessity of social distancing. Still, our need for social connection remains strong. So how can you stay connected during the pandemic? How can…

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Coping With Physical Symptoms of Anxiety

Anxiety can manifest itself in a variety of ways. Join us as Suzanne Kamfar, anxiety, mind-body specialist, and former ER physician, discusses the physical symptoms of anxiety and what’s really happening in our bodies whenever we experience anxiety and stress. Watch the interview below or read the summary that follows. What are the physical symptoms…

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How to Set Healthy Relationship Boundaries

Do you have a hard time standing up for yourself? Do you agree to things you don’t want to do? Do you take things personally that might not be personal? You may benefit from learning how to set personal boundaries in relationships. Learning how to set healthy relationship boundaries can also help you increase your self-esteem…

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How Naming Emotions Helps Children Tame Them

The inimitable Fred Rogers often stated: “Anything that is mentionable can be more manageable.” This simple sentiment on the importance of naming emotions has become an important aspect of helping children develop healthfully, productively and creatively. In fact, renowned neuropsychiatrist Dr. Dan Siegel calls it “mindsight.” What Our Children Need According to Siegel, some basic childhood needs…

Use these ways to set boundaries to get what you need from life.

9 Ways to Set Boundaries with People, Food & Tim...

There are many ways to set boundaries. Often, the tricky part is enforcing them. The boundaries we choose to set and how we implement them say a lot about who we are. What Are Boundaries and How Do We Set Them? While “boundaries” has become trendy as a word, especially in big cities such as…

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DBT Emotion Regulation: How to Manage Emotional React...

I’m Alexandra Marshall, a DBT trained Therapist in Houston. I help people develop skills to manage emotional reactions better and to start building healthy and connected relationships. I find that frequently, people come to me saying they want to stop overreacting when they get emotional. Or they want to start feeling heard and feeling more…

Pet, Emotional Support and Service Dogs Explained

Companion Animals: Pet, Emotional Support and Service...

Written by freelance writer: Brandon Butler There is a reason you call dogs man’s best friend. Their companionship can help us become calmer, happier people. Some research (and plenty of anecdotal evidence) suggests that companion animals greatly improve our mental and physical health.  Formally trained therapy dogs, registered emotional service animals, personal pets, and even other…

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How Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Can Help You

What are you living with? Anxiety? Depression? Something that you can’t name but feel deeply every day? Does it keep you from resting well at night? Has it been a long time? Are you ready for a change? You don’t have to “cheer up”, “get over it,” or” shake off” your pain for others. You…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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? What…


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