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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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Knowledge is Power

We (human beings) often think that life is complicated, but a lot of times it's actually really simple. For example, we all know "breakfast is the most important meal of the day". Yet TONS of people don't eat it. So then they get to work and within a few hours, they...

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Social Rules

In order to understand ourselves fully, we usually have to go back a ways and this time I'm not talking about childhood. I'm not even talking about looking at our genealogy, because that's a whole different story (a relevant one to consider, but not today). I'm...

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How Healing Begins

One of the most helpful classes I took in undergrad was one that I never expected to hit me. It was simply called Motivation. I don't remember all the ins and outs of what I learned, but some things really stood out to me. The biggest take away was that the reason...

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Romantic Relationships

Many many many people struggle within romantic relationships. Generally speaking, these struggles leave individuals feeling insecure, as if there is something wrong with them. I like to help people depersonalize by realizing that whether or not a relationship works...

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