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How to Deal With Anger in a Healthy Way

BY COLLEEN STINCHCOMBE Jan 18, 2019 Step 1: Respect this feeling for what it is. Everyone has something that grinds their gears. Maybe it's how nobody in your whole city can drive. Or your boss never gives you the credit you're due. Or maybe you've just been seething lately, for no reason you can particularly identify, but always ready to strike...
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How to Deal With Loneliness and Feelings of Isolation

BY COLLEEN STINCHCOMBE Jan 11, 2019   Maybe you're new to a city and struggling to make friends. Or the people you love seem to be in a different phase of their lives than you. Or you've got all the friends you could possibly want, but you still don't feel connected. At one time or another, everyone has felt lonely. "It's...
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Make Valentine’s Day Hot Instead of Hallmark

Valentine’s Day can be a polarizing holiday. For some, it’s a fun excuse to plan a date with their partner or date, while others find it corny or even dread the day designated to love. Valentine’s Day may be a time to celebrate romance, but ideally, we are making time for romance, intention and play with romantic partners and/or with...
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Codependency

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Do you expend all of your energy in meeting your partner’s needs? Perhaps you feel trapped in your marriage, or maybe you feel as though you are the one making all of the sacrifices for your relationship. When a relationship is one-sided, where one person relies on the other for all of their emotional needs, or when the partnership itself...
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The Gift of Self-Care and Compassion: Managing Regression and Triggers During the Holidays

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“It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” Unfortunately, not everyone can relate to the popular holiday carol. For some, the holiday season is a jovial time to get together with family and friends, unwind and relax, and enjoy indulging in comforting foods and maybe an extra glass of wine or two. While the winter holidays can be joyous for...
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Speaking to the Survivor: Why People Abuse, Types of Abuse, and Safely Leaving

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The image of domestic violence is often painted as a woman clad with bruises; an image that depicts the physical pain her partner put her through. Visuals of women with black eyes and black and blue limbs are jarring and mostly empathized with more than hidden forms of abuse. Physical violence is a horrifying, real experience that many women and...
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The Sex Addict

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While no single behavioral pattern constitutes a sexual addiction, a prevailing characteristic of sexual dependency is its ability to dominate one’s life. The sex addict places sex above all, including family, friends and career. In an effort to preserve and continue their compulsive behavior, an addict will sacrifice meaningful relationships and opportunities, giving more and more power to their obsession....
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Poor Body Image and the Link To Eating Disorders

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Perhaps the most prominent clinical feature associated with an eating disorder, poor body image is multidimensional. Thus, it’s not only about one’s dissatisfaction with size, shape or weight. It includes a person’s attitudes and perceptions. Providing an enlightening approach to eating disorders, Hilde Bruch’s observations note the link between body image disturbances and core features such as poor interceptive awareness...
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September is Sexual Health Awareness Month

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There are a plethora of ways in which we are told to help maintain positive physical, mental, and emotional health. The one area of our health that is less frequently discussed, but equally important is our sexual health. As a culture, we see sexuality broadcasted across multi-media platforms in our everyday lives, but practicing a healthy sex life involves more...
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