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The challenges of being a freshman

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. They think that by being in college and away from home, they can be free to do whatever they want. […]

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Over 100 Showed Up to Learn the Truth About Anger

Over 100 Showed Up to Learn the Truth About Anger   One week has passed since my Virginia Summer Institute on Addiction Studies presentation on, “How to deal with Anger Sober” and I am reminded of the human experience-how as one person I can accomplish so little but as a collective, we can accomplish so […]

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Top Ways to Cope on Mother’s Day

Top Ways to Cope with Grief on Mother’s Day Mother’s Day, for many, is a time of celebration with one of your biggest supporters, Mom. For the rest of us, this holiday can leave us feeling the blues; especially when Mom (or our maternal support) is no longer with us. Your lack of Mother’s Day […]

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5-8-17 Quote of the day: Hero

And if I could tell you one thing, it would be: You are never as broken as you think you are. Sure, you have a couple of scars and a couple of bad memories, but then again, all great heroes do. -ltn

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One Police Captain Speaks Out about the Opioid Epidemic

Michael Zohab will be speaking at our Substance Abuse Support Group on May 1, 2017.   The opioid epidemic is reaching massive proportions. Nationally, 78 people die of an opioid overdose. In Virginia, 3 people die every day from an overdose. Too many families in Virginia and nationally, are dealing with heartbreak and loss as […]

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The Season of Lent: Six Weeks for Improving Yourself

Image: Stephen Smith / OpenBible.info   The Season of Lent: Six Weeks for Improving Yourself   This may have happened to you. You are out with your friends, and suddenly one of them trades in their favorite beverage for a lemonade. And then it occurs to you: Lent!   Giving up something for Lent is […]

How to Have Anger the Right Way

  Brain Control “I’m actually pretty aware when I’m getting angry-when my face starts getting hot and I can’t catch my breath. The problem is I can’t seem to stop it.” Sound familiar? For many of us, anger soars out of control because we don’t notice the physiological signs of arousal before it’s too late. […]

One mother speaks out about her son’s tragic addiction and suicide

Anne Moss will be speaking at our March Substance Abuse Support group on March 6, 2017. Sometimes finding YOUR tribe can take work. You have to “try on” a few groups to find the one that matches your needs and fits where you are on the journey to healing. Anne Moss has made it her […]

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How Therapy Can Destroy Your Relationship

By: Bunny Young, MA, QMHP Therapy can have some serious consequences on your relationships when you fully lean in to the therapeutic process. What can therapy do for my relationships, you ask? When you invest in working with a therapy team, like the one here at Life Cycles Counseling, you can discover and cultivate who […]