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The Freshman Binge Drinking Culture and How to Manage It

Freshman binge drinking has been a long-time college culture notion. Entering college life can be a high time for teens. Stepping up to a new stage in life can be both exciting and nerve-racking for these teens. There are many  factors that affect why students start to drink and some of these may be quite […]

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Can Eating Disorders be Caused by Fear of the Freshman 15?

By now, you’ve heard the warnings about “freshman 15.” But is it just a myth?  Many students are likely to gain weight-but it may not be the full freshman 15 and it may not happen during freshman year. Good news, right? College offers temptations and requires many adjustments for the incoming Freshman. There are many […]

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Anger Management With Group Therapy Will Help Lessen Your Anxiety: 3 Reasons Why

By, Mayah Taylor, M.A. In both anger management and group therapy: what do people say? The thought of group therapy can often fill people with anxiety. Why? For one thing, you are in a room with strangers encouraging you to share your anger, your feelings, and things that may be personal to you. Scary, right? […]

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The Challenges of Being a Freshman

Peer pressure, stress, anxiety, and homesickness are some of the challenges that freshmen face in their new life in college. Stepping foot in a new school is definitely one for the books for many teens. Teenagers think that by being in college and away from home, they can be free to do whatever they want. […]

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3 Ways to Defeat Anxiety

3 Ways to Defeat Anxiety By, Bunny Young, MA, QMPH Anxiety can be disabling to individuals who do not have the coping skills set into place. It manifests into not only an emotional reaction, but also a physical reaction in the body, all from something as simple as a thought sometimes. Your options are to […]

How to Manage the Holiday of Expectations

By Bunny Young, MA, QMHP ‘Tis the season for giving, right? In this time of giving how can we manage our expectations, lower our stress level, and set some healthy limits on how much we are willing to give of anything including ourselves. Expectations generally start with the word, “should.” For instance, “I should make […]

5 Ways to Beat the Kitchen Stress

By: Bunny Young, MA, QMHP Holidays can be a time for celebration, community, fellowship, and family. But when you spend all day laboring in the kitchen to prepare a meal and then eat for maybe 30 minutes only to spend half the night cleaning up the kitchen, it can feel a little overwhelming. Here are […]

5 Ways to Stay Sane This Holiday Season

Five Ways to Stay Sane this Holiday Season

Every year between Halloween and Christmas we vow to make the holiday season full of merriment and joy. This is the year all of our shopping will be completed early. We won’t overindulge. We won’t overdo it. Then, without warning, all of our best intentions get swept away with the chocolate mocha lattes, gingerbread houses […]

Kick off the Fall Stress Free at Life Cycles Counseling

Stress-Busting Sessions

This fall we will be hosting our “Kick Off the Fall Stress Free” Open House on October 20th from 6-7:30pm. This event will feature several ways you can overcome stress in your daily life. These breakout sessions will include yoga, animal assisted therapy and art intervention. Here’s a little bit more information about what each […]

3 Ways to Beat Back to School Stress

3 Ways to Beat Back to School Stress

By: Bunny Young, MA, QMHP September brings children back to school, signifies the end of summer vacation, and a return to routine and the daily grind for many adults. This time of transition can be stressful for everyone involved. The week following Labor Day reminds people that the seasons are changing, the year is coming […]