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March 14, 2016 Quote of the Day

3/7 Quote of the Day: Face Your Own Shadows

“Unless you learn to face your own shadows, you will continue to see them in others, because the world outside you is only a reflection of the world inside you.” – Author Unknown

February 29, 2016 quote of the day

2/29 Quote of the Day: Love Yourself Fiercely

“Perhaps, we should love ourselves so fiercely, that when others see us they know exactly how it should be done.” – Rudy Francisco

2/15 Quote of the Day: The Path Isn’t a Straight Line

“The path isn’t a straight line, it’s a spiral. You continually come back to things you thought you understood and see deeper truths.” – Author Unknown

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Anger: 3 Beliefs to Reassess When Clashing With Your Partner

Anger is an emotion that usually gets a bad rap. It is often the most misunderstood of all the emotions and one of the major complaints most couples have preventing them from communicating effectively. In a recent study, 50-60 percent of couples that present for marital counseling have had an episode of violence. On intake, […]

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How to Talk to Teens about Illegal Drugs: 3 Things You Need to Say

How to Talk to Teens about Illegal Drugs: 3 Things You Need to Say   I talk with parents all the time about their children’s well-being. We work on how to make little Johnny more responsible, to stop lying, show more respect, and stop constantly using his phone. Yes, all of these things are important. […]

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What is Binge Eating? Symptoms and Treatments

Binge Eating   Monica Seles’s professional career began at age 16 when she won the French open. Before she turned age 20, she won 8 gran slams. Seles is the winningest teenager in the history of the game. What you may not know is that the tennis pro had lived with a dark secret for […]

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Body Image, Self-Acceptance, and Finding Your Awesomeness

Body Image, Self-Acceptance, and Finding Your Awesomeness     When people have high self-esteem, they usually feel better. However, increasing self-esteem is a temporary solution because it perpetuates the underlying problem of self-rating. How does one accept himself/herself when they have lost their awesomeness? What is self-acceptance?   The mental health profession spends much of […]

What is Anger? An Emotion with a Bad Reputation

You may be familiar with his legendary temper, which in 2004 won him a seventy-three game suspension, the longest suspension for an on-court incident in NBA history. In addition to his anger on the court, Ron was arrested twice for violence against his wife. What you may not know is that this impulsive celebrity is […]