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December 30, 2019

Bounce Back: Developing Emotional Resilience

Developing emotional resilience is often challenged by a variety of obstacles including major life disruptions. These major disruptions are a “gotcha” we all experience at one time or another in our lives. We get fired, laid off or passed over; a loved one dies, leaves or gets in trouble; a project stalls or gets cancelled.…

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November 9, 2019

Top 10 Ways to Reduce Holiday Stress

Top 10 ways to reduce holiday stress: For more information on this topic, please visit Why Worry? Top 10 Ways to Reduce Holiday Stress From Halloween until Super Bowl Sunday, the holidays create more opportunities for anxiety to get a foothold than a tile roof makes for Santa’s reindeer. Here are 10 ideas to help…

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September 4, 2019

Setting Limits: How to Say Yes to Yourself and No to Others

Setting Limits: How to Say Yes to Yourself and No to Others Setting Limits – Read any magazine article or book about parenting and the author will advise the necessity of setting limits for children. “Set limits and stick to them,” parents are counseled. Limits create the structure and discipline that every child needs for…

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May 13, 2019

Self-Care: Becoming Your Own Best Friend

Self-Care: Becoming Your Own Best Friend Self-Care: Becoming Your Own Best Friend.  Need someone to work extra days? Ask me. Someone who’ll clean up the place because we’ve scheduled an open house? Sure. I’ll even bring the cleaning supplies. Need someone to baby-sit your kids while you go away for a weekend? I’ll do it.…

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March 11, 2019

Internet Addiction: Real Life vs. Net Life

Internet Addiction: Every day, millions of people come home from work or school, boot up their computers and enter a world we wouldn’t have dreamed of twenty years ago. They “talk” with anonymous strangers in chat rooms and news groups; “visit” museums and African plains; “kiss,” “hug” and “have sex” by typing into a computer;…

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February 7, 2019

How Well Do You Handle Fear?

Quiz: How Well Do You Handle Fear At its best, fear is an instinctive, natural ability to help us survive. At its worst, it’s that nagging voice inside our heads that heralds doom and disaster even before we get started on something. Fear keeps us from taking risks that might enrich our life or holds…

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December 15, 2018

Personality Disorders and Violence: What’s the Link?

Despite a well-documented association between personality disorders (PDs) and violence, the relationship between them is complicated by the high comorbidity of mental disorders, the heterogeneity of violence (particularly in regard to its motivation), and differing views regarding the way PDs are conceptualised and measured. In particular, it remains unclear whether there is a causal relationship…

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December 14, 2018

Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Violence and Disasters

Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Violence and Disasters: What Parents Can Do Each year, children experience violence and disaster and face other traumas. Young people are injured, they see others harmed by violence, they suffer sexual abuse, and they lose loved ones or witness other tragic and shocking events. Parents and caregivers can help…

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November 2, 2018

Inner Strength- Associated with Reduced Prevalence of Depression Among Older Women

Inner Strength- Associated with Reduced Prevalence of Depression Among Older Women Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide, and it is a major contributor to the global burden of disease (World Health Organization, 2012). It is known that late-life depressions are common, underdiagnosed, and inadequately treated (Alexopoulos, 2005; Djernes, 2006; Petersson et al., 2014). Depression can worsen the…

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October 15, 2018

Self-Esteem Building Strategies and Techniques

Most people feel bad about themselves from time to time. Feelings of low self-esteem may be triggered by being treated poorly by someone else recently or in the past, or by a person’s own judgments of him or herself. This is normal. However, low self-esteem is a constant companion for too many people, especially those…

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