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Hydration in the Heat

Nutrients don’t only come in the form of food; water is the most important, and often most forgotten, nutrient. You can go a rather long time without food, but only days without water. Your lean body mass contains about 70­ to 75% water, with fat containing much less: about 10­ to 40% water. Because of

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Picking the Right Therapist

Often times we hear that the most difficult part of starting therapy was finding the right therapist, or even knowing how to find the right therapist.  Many times, this is such a personal issue that it can become overwhelming searching to find the right fit. Sometimes it happens just by luck and the first person

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What is Self-Care All About?

Self-care is simply that, the act of caring for yourself. During the times we need it the most, or high stress times in our life, is when we do it the least. These self-care acts do not have to be complicated or long, but can be if that is what you need. When you become

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What is an Eating Disorder?

WHAT IS AN EATING DISORDER?   According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, Fifth Edition, the following are a list of symptoms that warrant a clinical diagnosis of an eating disorder.   Anorexia Nervosa: Restriction of energy intake relative to requirements leading to a significantly low body weight in the context of age, sex, developmental

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LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, AND TRANSGENDER HEALTH

As a clinic, The LodeStone Center endorses and follows the guidelines set forth by the American Psychological Association to expand psychology’s role in advancing health and in decreasing health disparities for the LGBT community.   Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning populations experience unique health disparities. Rather than lumping all of the need of these

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What Will You Gain In Your Life This Year?

We have all done it. January 1st comes around and we make resolutions to conquer those things that have been pestering us or that we have been putting off…only to be broken a few months later. Well, we are not alone. According to the University of Scranton, only 46% of people maintain their resolutions for

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Navigating Stress Through the Holidays

The staff at The LodeStone Center offers some suggestions and insights on managing stress through the Holidays. Gathering with friends and family can bring great joy, though can also add on pressure and at times re-kinde old conflicts. Think through your strategies this year, and draw all the warmth and cheer you can from this

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Halloween Fun for Kids With Food Allergies

With more awareness and prevalence of food allergies, many kids are not getting to experience the fun of Halloween. I know, personally, we have so many close friends whose children have been able to dress up and go trick-or-treating, only to have to give away most or all of the candy they receive.

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The Power of Validation in Marriage

If I could get one message across to every couple I come in contact with, it would be “validation always wins“. Get good at saying “you’re right”, or “you have a point”, and avoiding the tendency to simply debate, and your life at home will get radically better. Validation, as a communication tool, refers to acknowledging the

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Silver Linings Playbook: A Therapist’s Review

Silver Linings Playbook; an example of how when life can’t seemingly get any worse, it really can get better. The two main characters of this movie face a number of personal turmoil. Pat Solantano (Bradley Cooper) and Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence) face a number of life’s challenges. Pat lost everything; his house, his job, his marriage

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