Keeping Your Mental Health a Priority

Mental Health is the state of your psychological well being. The goal is for this to be a positive state without the presence of any mental disorders which is not always possible. The problem is that it is a part of ourselves that tends to get ignored or neglected, lessening even further the chances of…

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College and Managing Stress

College is often talked about as one of the most fun times of a person’s life. It’s the time where you meet life long friends, go to parties, play sports, join a fraternity, and generally that first sense of freedom. The part that is often ignored and that young adults are often unprepared for is…

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How to Help a Child Understand Their Feelings

Emotions are hard enough to understand for us as adults, but for children, it can be nearly impossible. They can appear or change suddenly and for no apparent reason. They can be exaggerated or mild compared to what triggered them. They can lead to unexpected reactions that lead to further emotions. And they can be…

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Lunch Breaks and Leaving Work On Time

These days, people often feel pressure to do more, work more, and struggle to disconnect from their work. It has become rare or a privilege to leave work on time or take a real lunch break. This all leads to great strides in our careers, but unfortunately can have devastating effects on our home lives…

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Dealing With School Anxiety

What happens when your child refuses to go to school? Or when they constantly experience stomach problems or headaches that keep them from going to school? Or when they spend more time at night crying or angry than doing homework? These are some of the most difficult scenarios a parent can deal with because there…

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How to Develop Good Habits

Developing bad habits seems to be one of the easiest things in life to do. You pick something up one day and the next its a habit. You constantly hear people talking about how they can’t quit smoking or biting their nails or eating junk food. All bad habits, all addicting in one way or…

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Becoming an Optimist

It is easy to say there are two types of people out there, pessimists and optimists. The reality is there is so much gray area in between. It is almost never possible to categorize people into just two distinct groups, there will always be some people that are in between. It is therefore easier to…

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When and How to Say No

Knowing when to say no to someone and then how to say no are two of the most difficult things we have to do when interacting with people. By nature, many of us are people pleasers. We want to help people as much as we can and we want to make people happy. This puts…

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Motivating the Unmotivated Child

One of the most frustrating things parents, teachers, or other adults deal with is helping an unmotivated child; seeing the potential or ability of a child that is refusing to use it. This can lead to power struggles, acting out from the child, and frustration or anger from the parent, all of which furthers nothing…

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