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5 Ways to Learn to Like Yourself Better

Quick question: Do you like yourself?When asked this question, most people respond by saying something like, “Of course I like myself.” While their words say they like themselves, what do their actions say?Are you someone who’s comfortable in their own skin? Are you happy with your appearance, or are you constantly comparing yourself to others, wishing you could be more...[ read more ]

How To Stop Beating Yourself Up

When was the last time you heard from your inner critic? You know, that voice in your head that constantly judges you, puts you down and compares you to others. The one that tells you you’re not good enough or smart enough and says things you would never dream of saying to another person.Now you may think this inner critic, while annoying,...[ read more ]

How to Help a Loved One Suffering from Depression

Watching a loved one suffer from depression is incredibly difficult. All you want to do is help them feel better. But when it becomes obvious you can’t take their pain away, you can become frustrated.As a friend or family member of someone suffering from depression, it’s important to remember that your loved one is dealing with a real medical condition...[ read more ]

Why Most People Misunderstand Depression

Of all the words in the English language, depression must be one of the most misunderstood. Why does this term seem to confuse so many people? Why is its real meaning so hard to grasp? It is because the term has two starkly contrasting meanings, depending on who is using it.Among clinicians, the term depression is used to describe a...[ read more ]

Afraid of Failure? Here’s Advice on Coping with Failure

Fear of failure causes us to put the brakes on our life. When we’re so afraid of failing at something, we either don’t try at all, or we subconsciously undermine or own efforts to avoid an even bigger failure. Without question, fear of failure is immobilizing and, when we allow it to dictate our choices and sit on the sidelines, we miss...[ read more ]

Top 5 Ways to Reduce Anxiety

It’s rare that any of us will get through life without experiencing anxiety at some point. But some people have the burden of dealing with anxiety on a daily basis. Whether it’s over something big or insignificant, anxiety stops us from living a normal life full of joy and potential.Here are 5 ways you can begin reducing your anxiety:1. Recognize...[ read more ]

What Addiction Experts Wish Every Parent Knew

Parenting is one of the toughest jobs in the world – if not the toughest. After all, children do not come with manuals or operating instructions. Looking for guidance, many parents turn to their own childhoods to pick up clues on how to raise children the right way, or at the very least, how not to raise them the wrong way.But times change. Childhoods of...[ read more ]

5 Ways to Recognize Addiction Before it Takes Over

Drug and alcohol use in this country is on the rise, with over 23 million Americans addicted. To put that into clearer perspective, that’s one in every ten people in the United States over the age of 12 that are currently struggling with substance abuse.But what is addiction exactly, and how can we recognize the symptoms?Drug addiction, or substance use...[ read more ]

Shedding Your Shame: Opioid Addiction

Shame is the hardest emotion for me as a counselor to see on a clients face.  It always stops me in my tracks. It is a raw painful emotion that shows on some of the most expressionless faces. As a Professional Counselor, this vulnerability is palpable. You can feel the sadness and despair of shame more than any other emotion....[ read more ]

Illegally Blonde: The Not So Great Approach To Stop Heroin Overdose.

I am about to be on the bad side of a whole lot of people. I will most likely spend a lot of money on Starbucks gift cards to personally smooth things over with my Community leaders if they read this blog.. But the truth is that.. I CAN NOT go to another City Town Hall meeting and discuss the...[ read more ]

 

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