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Depression Lies

As in my previous blog on anxiety, there are also common thoughts that arise from a state of depression. These thoughts, simply put, are lies. It is important to know that it's a lie, because when they arise, one can consciously question the validity or at least have...

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Anxiety Lies

When a person gets anxious, there are a few common thoughts that occur. I have broken them down into the most common. There are many ways we think these things, and I have picked a somewhat dramatic approach to help emphasize the point. 1. Everything is an...

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Societal “Norms”

I see a lot of teenagers and young adults who are telling me the same thing. Many feel badly about themselves, because they don’t feel passionate or interested in the direction that society pushes them. These people don’t want to be slaves to the 9 to 5, and they...

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Signs of a Narcissist

It seems like people like to throw out the diagnosis of Narcissism, but they do so without knowing exactly what they are saying. Below are 18 symptoms that a person in your life may be a narcissist 1. Makes everything about them 2. Cares very much about presenting...

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Sleep

The research indicates that quality of sleep and intensity of stress are linked; therefore, it seems to me that sleep is a key factor in our overall mental health. We all know that adults are recommended for 8 hours of sleep a night, but the research indicates that...

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Body Image and Self Esteem

Recently I have been talking to a lot of clients with body image issues, which of course is related to self esteem in general. The first thing I tell my clients is this: There is a difference between the way other people see you and the way you see yourself. When you...

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Not a trend

I recently made a post on my FaceBook that seems to have offended a lot of people. It inspired me to make a new blog to explain myself. In my work, I have been told that people trying to express themselves get blown off by loved ones, saying "This is just a trend."...

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Understanding Addiction

There is a new trend in research leading people to believe that there is no genetic or biological factors to addiction, and that the issue is mostly social for addicts. One study sites the Vietnam war, pointing out that many soldiers used heroine when they were...

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Marijuana as treatment

Now that marijuana is legal for treatment purposes in FL, and legal for recreation lots of other places, MANY clients are telling me that marijuana is their treatment of choice for their mental struggles. It's ironic to me though, because if marijuana were working...

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Anxious Thinking

We tell ourselves a lot of stories even within a day. We often believe that our stories are true, and generally we really want to believe that our stories are true. In fact there are times that we as humans have gone to great lengths to prove that our stories are...

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