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Six Ways To Enhance Your Mental Health

Posted on: May 25, 2022

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Most everyone knows the fundamental rules for healthy living. Eat a balanced diet with lots of fruits and vegetables. Exercise regularly. Get enough sleep. Don’t smoke and drink alcohol moderately if at all.

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Signs A Conversation Hog Is Really A Narcissist

Posted on: May 13, 2022

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Can’t Forget Your Ex? This May Be Why.

Posted on: May 11, 2022

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Looking for a long-term relationship? If so, then it’s almost inevitable that you will experience breakups as you search for someone to settle down with. Although emotionally painful, a breakup is generally something people deal with, healing and growing in the process.

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Signs You’re On Your Way To A Flaming Burnout

Posted on: May 7, 2022

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Take an informal poll of your friends and see what the number one answer is to the typical greeting, How’re you doing? You may or may not be surprised to find so many people answer, Busy!

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Turning Dreams Into Reality

Posted on: April 27, 2022

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“Ambition” is such a wonderfully complex concept. It begins with something like desire. You imagine or see something you’d like to be, at the same time developing a desire to be that way, then add in a commitment to take action. Ambitious people have the ability to take that final step consistently and to good effect.

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Essential Reading For Success

Posted on: April 18, 2022

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Some books stand the test of time. Take the bestseller Think and Grow Rich, by Napoleon Hill. He spent 20 years researching 40 millionaires, trying to find commonalities that would in essence reveal a formula for success. In 1937, Hill published the result of his work, and for nearly a century now budding entrepreneurs and professionals have turned to Think and Grow Rich for inspiration and motivation. During that time, the book has sold over 100 million copies. Yes, you read that right — 100 million copies.

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The Perfect Is The Enemy Of The Good

Posted on: April 15, 2022

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Striving to do the best you can at every job you undertake seems like a good thing, at least on the surface. After all, the old aphorism seems to be true: Any job worth doing is worth doing right. But when does striving to do your best turn into an unhealthy quest for perfection? And if you’re in an introspective state of mind, you may also ask yourself what drives you in that quest.

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Two Essential Qualities of Enterprising People

Posted on: April 13, 2022

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Motivational speakers come from a variety of backgrounds and offer a variety of visions. None, though, is more renowned than Jim Rohn, who began working as a stock clerk in Sears and rose to become one of America’s foremost business philosophers. While he was recognized for mentoring young and upcoming speakers — one of his proteges, Tony Robbins, went on to a pretty successful career of his own — Jim really stood out for his simple wisdom. His quotes were succinct and memorable: “Learn how to be happy with what you have while you pursue all that you want.”

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How To Banish Mindsets That Increase Anxiety

Posted on: April 11, 2022

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A quick look at the headlines in the news can be a little shocking these days. Inflation. War. The never-ending pandemic. A sane person might be tempted to say — if you’re not filled with anxiety then you don’t understand what’s going on. As the old joke goes, even paranoid people have enemies.

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Practicing The Fine Art Of Listening

Posted on: April 9, 2022

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From the time we learn to talk, many people find the opposite ability hard to do: listen. It soon becomes apparent, though, that listening is crucial to our development. In school, we need to listen in order learn. Our parents incessantly demand that we listen. By the time we reach adulthood, we’ve settled into our behavior — being either a “good listener” or maybe not-so-good listener (and we may have a partner who often reminds us of our tendency).

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Harnessing The Power Of Relational Intelligence

Posted on: April 6, 2022

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Making The Pitch To Work From Home

Posted on: March 30, 2022

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After two years of scrambling to keep up with changing corporate policy, office workers may have discovered something: You like working from home! If that’s the case, now may be the time to make a pitch for permanent work-from-home status.

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Overcoming Trauma Through The Miracle of Neuroplasticity

Posted on: March 26, 2022

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Psychologists and psychiatrists have long understood that people have fairly predictable responses to events and situations that cause deep suffering. Whether it is something seemingly avoidable such as spousal abuse or something ultimately unavoidable such as the death of a loved one, people react with observable emotional patterns. In recent years and even decades, increasingly sophisticated scientific study of the brain is identifying the neurological causes of our human reactions.

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Just Say No To The Amygdala

Posted on: March 19, 2022

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In our everyday life we usually go merrily along, making mundane decisions about shopping or taking the kids to school or getting ready for work with hardly a second thought. All along we think we’re freely making our choices based on what’s best for the moment. But “free will” is more than just a topic for philosophy courses in college. In reality, we are often driven by forces we rarely think about.

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Burned Out At Work? This May Help.

Posted on: March 2, 2022

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For ambitious and motivated people, work and career can be an enormous source of satisfaction — and stress. Over the last two years that simple fact has become even more evident as the lines between work and personal life have been blurred for many people. Striving to advance your career while learning how to navigate online meetings and generally coping with the pandemic has taken a toll.

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Can’t Get Away From Your Email?

Posted on: February 22, 2022

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Do you have a love-hate relationship with email? Is the “love” part of the relationship sadly diminishing? Take heart — you’re not alone. Inboxes overflowing with half-read emails can stress anybody out. The problem is, most of us still need email. Deciding not to use email at work is not a choice we get to make. Creating a personal email account helps keep you organized, but even your personal email inbox is probably loaded with news and sales pitches you don’t care about along with, ugh, spam.

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Easy Not-So-Typical Mental Health Habits

Posted on: February 12, 2022

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Once again, there is light at the end of the tunnel. This time, though, it looks like it might be the real thing, and not another version of the pandemic locomotive coming at us. Virtually anyone (except for those under five years old) who wants to be vaccinated can be, free of charge. What’s more, the Omicron variant is in rapid decline, and — cross your fingers — there’s no new variant on the horizon. So, with almost all of 2022 still ahead of us, now may be the perfect time to really commit to making this a wonderful, productive year.

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Suffering From Covid Shame?

Posted on: February 5, 2022

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As if coming down with Covid weren’t bad enough, a lot of people are feeling something else along with their physical ailments — shame. Especially for people who felt like they were being responsible — getting vaccinated and boosted — contracting a “breakthrough” case comes along with a feeling that somehow they just weren’t careful enough.

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How To Keep Pandemic News From Overwhelming You

Posted on: January 28, 2022

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It’s easy if also painful to measure one aspect of the misery that the pandemic has spread across America over the last two years: by counting the number of lives lost. But there’s another aspect to the misery that’s much harder to quantify: the toll on our collective mental health. Medical doctors and psychologists report everything from alcohol abuse to depression is on the rise. And that doesn’t even begin to touch on the ill effects children are enduring.

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Don’t Worry, Be Happy. Really?

Posted on: January 25, 2022

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When things aren’t looking so peachy, many people respond with what may seem like helpful advice. Look on the bright side. Count your blessings. Keep a positive thought. But is that really good advice?

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Can You Spot An Emotionally Intelligent Person?

Posted on: January 21, 2022

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In the wonderful Disney film, Inside Out, the plot revolves around five emotions running the minds of the people they inhabit. The emotions are joy, sadness, anger, fear and disgust, and the movie provides parents with abundant material to get conversations going with their children about identifying their own emotions.

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Breaking Bad Habits — Creating Good Ones

Posted on: January 18, 2022

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It’s mid-January and statistics say that by now nearly half of us have broken our New Year’s resolutions. Really? What went wrong? Although many people might think it’s a matter of will power — or, more precisely, a lack of will power — the answer might be a bit more complicated than that. Writing for Healthline, Stacey McLachlan says that the problem is we’re not practicing self-directed neuroplasticity. Although the term sounds like a mouthful, it’s really based on common sense. “Self-directed neuroplasticity is when you intentionally rewire your brain to create positive habits,” says McLachlan. “People do this primarily through active reflection.”

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Have You Heard Of CBT?

Posted on: January 14, 2022

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CBT is “cognitive behavioral therapy.” Recent studies indicate that it just may be the most effective form of psychotherapy currently in practice. Writing for Healthline, Crystal Raypole says that “CBT aims to help you identify and explore the ways your emotions and thoughts can affect your actions. Once you notice these patterns, you can begin learning to reframe your thoughts in a more positive and helpful way. Unlike many other therapy approaches, CBT doesn’t focus much on talking about your past.”

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Beat The Holiday Blues

Posted on: December 21, 2021

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The holidays are a wonderful time of year. Whether you celebrate Hanukkah, Christmas or Kwanzaa, and however you celebrate the coming of the New Year, December is a joyous time to celebrate with family and friends. Joyous, that is, unless it’s not.

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The Best Career Advice of 2021

Posted on: December 17, 2021

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One thing we’ve all had to be over the last couple of years is “adaptable.” Whether you’ve had to figure out how to breathe properly through a mask while you work out in the gym, or juggle simultaneous online school sessions for two kids, the more creative and adaptable you’ve been, the better.

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Coping With The Reality Of Racial Trauma

Posted on: December 10, 2021

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All people have an infinite number of things in common. One thing in particular everyone shares is an array of feelings caused by stress. Differences between people, however, arise in regard to the cause of their stress. People of color, for example, can feel stress based on how they perceive people reacting to them simply because of their color. The situation is exacerbated when someone is the victim of verbal abuse or even physical violence because of their color.

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The Year’s Best Books For Your Mental Health

Posted on: December 3, 2021

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From Healthline to Psychology Today, publications that delve into the wonder and mystery of the human mind are as numerous as they are insightful. Count in an array of YouTube videos from renowned psychologists and the resources we have to research every aspect of human relationships are truly astounding. But wait — I haven’t mentioned full-length books that take up shelf after shelf in bookstores and libraries. The selection is not only impressive, but can be overwhelming.

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Taking The Stress Out Of The Holidays

Posted on: November 30, 2021

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Hanukkah is here and Christmas is coming. So… how’re you doing with your shopping? Unfortunately, shopping for presents for family and friends can turn a wonderful holiday season into a stress-filled scramble to find gifts for one and all. Throw in the added burden of wondering whether that Espresso machine you ordered online is stuck on a ship sitting in the harbor, and you can feel your blood pressure rising every passing moment.

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What To Do If You Dread The Upcoming Day

Posted on: November 24, 2021

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Everyone wakes up with the realization that the day ahead is going to be filled with challenges — once in a while. But if you find yourself waking up filled with anxiety on a regular basis, that’s a red flag. There’s no recognized condition known as morning anxiety, but if it’s a pattern of behavior then you may need to reflect on the root cause.

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The Negative Effects Of Sleeping Poorly

Posted on: November 19, 2021

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Ah, what can be nicer than waking up completely refreshed after a good night’s sleep? Unfortunately, in our fast-paced world, sleeping soundly is often a luxury we rarely indulge. We’re bombarded with things — often our own habits — that infringe on our ability to sleep well.

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To Be Or Not To Be

Posted on: November 12, 2021

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From Hamlet asking To be or not to be, to Burt Bacharach composing What’s It All About, Alfie?, people have pondered the meaning of life. At certain points in our life, turning 40 or 50 years of age, for example, we’re more prone to find ourselves asking the fundamental questions. Other events can also prompt deep self-reflection, the death of a loved one, perhaps, or a traumatic event such as divorce.

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Friendships and Happiness

Posted on: November 9, 2021

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How important are friendships? Very important, according to experienced psychologists, numerous research studies… and common sense. A good friend can provide emotional support, be a salve for loneliness and simply improve the quality of your life. Writing for Healthline.com, Jillian Goltzman says “Friendship is an essential part of the human experience… Some studies even refer to it as a proverbial ‘vaccine’ for improved health.”

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Understanding Mental Responses To Physical Ailments

Posted on: October 7, 2021

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Virtually everyone knows someone who has battled cancer. If there once was a stigma about revealing a cancer diagnosis, that stigma is, thankfully, gone.

There may be another stigma, though, associated with the diagnosis of a life-threatening disease: mental-health issues that are a by-product of dealing with the disease. It’s an inextricably related issue. Someone contracts a disease and all treatment and attention are on the physical ailment. But simultaneously, the person must deal with a variety of feelings that are a natural reaction to the diagnosis: depression, despair, loneliness.

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Depression… Described

Posted on: September 21, 2021

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Clearly conveying what you’re thinking or feeling is hard enough under the best of circumstances. But what happens when you’re feeling something you can’t explain, or even identify? That’s a problem central to mental health. Artists and creative individuals in particular struggle with the issue.

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How And Why To Rein In Your Emotions

Posted on: September 2, 2021

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News flash: these are emotional times. From dealing with differing views on the pandemic to incompatible political views, a lot of people are finding it hard to have a civil conversation without letting their emotions get the best of them. Writing for Healthline.com, Crystal Raypole says, “While emotions can have a helpful role in your daily life, they can take a toll on your emotional health and interpersonal relationships when they start to feel out of control.”

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How To Replace A Bad Habit With A Good One

Posted on: August 20, 2021

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It’s just possible, to understate the case mildly, that you may have picked up some bad habits over the last 18 months. Aside from taking some comfort in recognizing that you are far from alone, it is also comforting to know that it is possible to change some of those habits. But where to begin?

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How — And Why — To Relax

Posted on: August 17, 2021

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As if 18 months of a pandemic has not been bad enough, now it seems like the news is filled with one grim headline after another. How to cope? One natural and surprisingly effective way is to simply… relax. Sound easy? Maybe — but it can actually take a concerted effort when the world is conspiring to keep you on edge.

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Overcoming The Fear That’s Holding You Back

Posted on: August 13, 2021

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Some of the oldest and wisest advice in the world comes in a remarkably simple command: Fear not. Unfortunately, what sounds so simple is also maddeningly difficult. Fear can not only hold us back, it can manifest itself in a variety of ways. Aisha Beau has explored this topic extensively, including a deep dive into Do It Scared: Finding the Courage to Face Your Fears, Overcome Obstacles, and Create a Life You Love. This fascinating book’s thesis is that there are seven fear archetypes, and most people are in the grip — to a lesser or greater extent — of one or more types. The result is that people often do not act, held back by a fear they may not even recognize.

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Social Anxiety? This May Help.

Posted on: August 10, 2021

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Do you feel like your social skills have gotten a bit rusty over the last 18 months? You’re not alone. Anecdotally, therapists are noting a marked uptick in people seeking counseling for social anxiety. A growing amount of research is backing up that observation.

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Nine Tips To Overcome Social Anxiety

Posted on: July 27, 2021

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People suffer from social anxiety for a variety of reasons, and they have done so for ages. Unfortunately, returning to socializing as the pandemic eases is no easy task even for people who do not experience extreme anxiety. No matter what level of anxiety you feel in social settings, though, and whether or not you experienced such anxiety pre-pandemic, there are ways to manage.

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Drinking Too Much? This May Help.

Posted on: July 20, 2021

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As if the pandemic hasn’t been bad enough by itself, for many people its side effects add an additional layer of trouble. Aside from flippant references to the “Covid 15” weight gain (which is sadly real), the data on increased alcohol consumption is also frightening.

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The Value And Strength Of ‘Character’

Posted on: July 13, 2021

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Have you ever wondered what “character” really is? The word “character” traces its roots to a Greek word that means to engrave. From the ancient Greek and then into Latin this led to the idea that, according to Aristotle, how we act over and over again engraves in our soul what becomes known as character. That’s why, when someone does something that people would not expect, they say they’re acting “out of character.”

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“Burnout” In 2021

Posted on: July 7, 2021

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Back in the good old pre-pandemic days, when we worked too hard or were simply juggling too many balls in the air, we might tell a friend we were “burned out.” Now, after a year and half of lockdowns, social distancing, online schooling and all the rest, “burnout” may not adequately capture our state of mind. Instead, psychologists are using a helpful phrase called “emotional exhaustion.”

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How To Overcome Negative Thoughts And Emotions

Posted on: July 1, 2021

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Books have been written about the power of positive thinking.  But the flip side of that, unfortunately, is also true in its own way: negative thinking can be powerful in its own destructive fashion. It can draw up unwanted memories and distressing flashbacks as well as generate a variety of upsetting emotions.

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The Power Of Positive Affirmations

Posted on: May 28, 2021

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No matter your education, income, social standing or any other metric you care to name, the simple fact is that life can be tough. Dealing with that reality can at times cause anxiety. Add in the fact that we’re just coming to grips with a once-in-a-lifetime (we hope) pandemic, and it’s no wonder that record numbers of people are reporting feeling anxious or depressed.

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You’re Invited: Online Townhall – Mental Health In Focus

Posted on: May 25, 2021

Almost twenty percent of all adults in the U.S. live with a mental health condition. Unfortunately, the situation is only getting worse – especially after the year everyone has just lived through. Mental health issues include a wide variety of conditions. If you, a friend or family member deals with a mental health condition, please know — you are not alone.

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Pandemic-Induced Boozing: No Laughing Matter

Posted on: May 4, 2021

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There’s been a lot of dark humor expressed over the last year. It’s only natural — “gallows humor” is a hallmark of people in every culture in every age. You’ve probably seen it in something as fairly benign as people talking about the “Covid 15” — the 15 pounds that so many people have added as they’ve exercised less and eaten more while locked down.

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Change Is Inevitable – Seize The Opportunity

Posted on: April 30, 2021

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There has been much written about the challenges we’ve faced over the last year. With vaccines available to all adults in America, though, and life beginning to return to a semblance of normality, now may be the time to look beyond the challenges. Now may be the time to look for any opportunities inherent in the inevitable process of life’s transitions.

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Is There Such A Thing As Pandemic PTSD?

Posted on: April 23, 2021

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Everyone has their own personal story about life during the pandemic. Emotional and psychological reactions run the gamut. For some people life wasn’t greatly disturbed. For others, their lives were turned upside down. That latter group may think it’s nice that everyday routines are returning to normal. But they may also be bothered by not being able to shake a terrible sense of anxiety. What is that all about?

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Has Loneliness Become A Problem?

Posted on: April 16, 2021

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It’s been over a year since governmental officials reacted to the pandemic by imposing lockdowns and encouraging many forms of social distancing. Most people cooperated and developed new patterns of work and social life. Combining work- and school-from-home routines with social activities such as Zoom happy hours, people coped. There was, however, a predictable side effect: loneliness. No matter how much people interacted online, the lack of actual physical interaction took its toll.

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Conquering Anxiety

Posted on: April 9, 2021

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Almost everyone suffers from some level of anxiety at one time or another. That’s normal because anxiety is the body’s natural reaction to stress or threats. An anxiety disorder, however, is another matter. It can actually become chronic and affect daily life.

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Leaving Loneliness Behind

Posted on: April 6, 2021

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As more and more people are vaccinated, lockdowns ease and our social life begins to return to normal, many people are confronted by a feeling they may not have fully acknowledged: loneliness. But there are nuances to loneliness that are valuable to understand in order to ease the transition back to normal social interaction and regain the sheer joy of living.

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How To Flourish Despite Adversity

Posted on: March 30, 2021

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If there’s one thing we’ve learned in the past year, it’s that adversity tests our resilience. The pandemic affected people very differently. While some people lost their jobs or even their businesses, other people simply shifted to working from home. On the other hand, everyone felt the pain of social isolation to some extent. But while some suffered anxiety, others took it all in stride. The question then arises — why are some people so resilient and others less so?

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How Grieving Leads To Healing

Posted on: March 26, 2021

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There is quite a bit of wisdom in the observation that love and grief are two sides of the same coin. If you love someone, you will eventually grieve their loss (or they will grieve you), because no one lives forever. The flip side is that you cannot grieve if you do not love.

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Do Your Friends Like Your Dating Partner?

Posted on: March 10, 2021

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If you’re dating, odds are your initial dates are a two-person event — you and your date out for dinner or some other activity. As time goes on, though, you probably have a very reasonable desire to introduce your partner to your friends or family. After all, socializing in a larger group is a lot of fun! Whether you know it consciously or not, you’re probably also sensitive to how your friends react to someone you’re dating. Basically, do they like him or her?

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Do You Have Mental Health Questions About The Pandemic?

Posted on: March 4, 2021

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What a year 2020 was. We may not have wanted to live through a historic event, but that’s exactly what we all did together. Have you felt the strain of dealing with the repercussions of the pandemic? If so, you’re not alone. Sarah Bourassa, writing for HuffPost.com, says “March 11 marks one year since the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak a global pandemic. For many people, this has been one of the most difficult years of their lives. Therapists have seen that mental health issues are magnified because of it. Social distancing has led to loneliness and isolation. The uncertainty of the future has triggered stress and anxiety. And many have grieved the loss of normalcy, and the loss of loved ones.”

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Tips For Women To Manage Work-Life Balance

Posted on: February 16, 2021

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Depending upon where you live in the state, your local schools may or may not be readmitting kids back for in-person learning soon. As we’ve learned over the past year, this very may well place more of a burden on the woman of the household, especially if she is trying to juggle her own work responsibilities.

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Five Ways To Cope With Economic Stress

Posted on: February 9, 2021

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There’s a good reason that the new Biden administration and congress have made an economic relief package a top priority. It’s due to the simple fact that the economic impact from the pandemic and the resultant lockdowns has been huge and, unfortunately, affected some people far more than others. For many people that means an incredible amount of economic stress added to the initial burdens of dealing with social isolation, home schooling, disrupted exercise routines and, of course, possible health consequences of contracting Covid-19.

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Do You Have Any ‘Harmless Habits?’

Posted on: February 5, 2021

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If you browse through a book store or search online for advice on achieving success in business or enhancing your personal relationships, you’ll be overwhelmed with titles. Most of them focus on things you can proactively do to work more efficiently or live a better life. That’s a very helpful way to make changes in your life. But there’s another way to think about improving both your business performance and your personal relationships — identify habits that may appear to be harmless but are actually a hindrance.

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Feeling Post-Election Stress? Here Are Ways To Cope.

Posted on: January 26, 2021

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An election, and dealing with the results of an election, is — as they say in a catch phrase of our times — complicated. But there’s more than a little truth in this simple statement. Cathy Casata, writing for Healthline.com, touches on some of the complications. “Post-election anxiety can be particularly difficult for people when the candidate they supported doesn’t win. In fact, they may face even more strain on their mental health if they live in a state that supported their candidate.”

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