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Holiday Stress: 5 Tips to Manage It This Year

 

It seems like the holiday season starts earlier and earlier every year. Once September hits the aisles throughout stores become an odd mix of decorations for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas all...

Podcast: Coping with Mental Illness Over The Holidays

 

 Turkey. Stuffing. Families sitting down to dinner and…  arguing? For many people, Thanksgiving Day isn’t a day to be thankful, but a day to dread, especially for people with...

Psychotherapy and Medication (and Thrift Shopping) Will Beat My Depression

 

For the last few months, I’ve been depressed, so much so that I haven’t been able to thrift shop. Thrift shopping is my cure-all. This particular kind of retail therapy...

Research Links Sleep Deprivation to Risky Behaviors in Teens

 

It’s a battle that goes on in most households nearly every morning—the alarm goes off, and teens struggle to get out of bed while harried parents try to hurry them...

Do Couples Grow Apart or “Fall Asleep”?

 

You’ve probably heard people explain their divorce by saying, “We grew apart.” I wonder about that. I’ll explain with a personal example that on first glance has nothing to do...

How the President’s Communication Style Is Like That of an Abusive Parent

 

Abuse is defined as, “the improper usage or treatment of an entity, often to unfairly or improperly gain benefit. Abuse can come in many forms, such as: physical or verbal maltreatment, injury, assault, violation, rape,...

How to Make the Most of Constructive Self-Criticism

 

Self-criticism is at the heart of so many mental health issues. When you’re constantly feeding yourself negative messages, it can be hard to find the energy you need to get...

Psychology Around the Net: November 17, 2018

 

Ever wonder if there’s an actual psychology behind our love of the taste of coffee? Why social media can increase loneliness, rather than combat it? If writing your own eulogy...

Could Yoga Improve Your Teen’s Body Image?

 

For the parents of teenagers, these are anxious times. Across the US and UK, it appears that mental health issues are on the rise in young people1, with various modern...

Stop Being the Resented Thanksgiving Guest

 

You know who you are. You’re the person at Thanksgiving who everyone at wishes was not there. They think you are rude or critical. They think you drink and say...

Best of Our Blogs: November 16, 2018

 

Need a healthy escape from those upcoming holiday parties and events? Me too. That’s why I love the library. It gives me the opportunity to read about a myriad of...

6 Ways to Keep Busy During the ‘Winter Blues’

 

I love fall just as much as the next person; the moderate temperatures and delightful winds, the trees transitioning into bright colors, the pumpkin spice galore (though I’m a tea...



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