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Two Simple Tips for Dismissing the Negative Self Talk

Two Simple Tips for Dismissing the Negative Self-Talk

-Mayah Taylor, MA  Many individuals, including myself, have experienced negative self talk. That voice inside your head that criticizes you, doubts you, and tells you that you are not good enough. It says negative hurtful things to you-things that you would never say to anyone else. I can’t believe I ate that whole pie; I […]

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Mindful Eating: Controlling the Binge

by Mayah Taylor, MA When we talk about binge eating, a key characteristic is frequently eating large quantities of food and feeling unable to stop eating. Other characteristics of binge eating are the sense of lack of control over eating during a binge episode, eating even when not full or hungry, and eating rapidly during […]

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10-15-17 Quote of the day: to the outsiders.

I like messy people.  People who don’t fit in a box or stay between the lines. But who’s integrity is greater than any rule book and who’s loyalty is stronger than blood.

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Suicide Prevention and Questioning Your Thoughts

Is this Normal? My two residents, Anne Moss Rogers, and I went on a road trip last Friday to speak to 77 soldiers, at Fort Lee Army Base, about Suicide Prevention. We were a motley crew on a mission to end stigma-easy, right?! The latest study from the Department of Defense states, 22 soldiers die […]

5 Myths about drug addiction that are completely wrong

5 Myths About Drug Addiction that are Completely Wrong

Substance Abuse: Unveiling the Myths About Drug Addiction By, Mayah Taylor, MA Myths about drug addiction remain an issue among Americans today. In case you didn’t know September is National Recovery Month. It is important that we spend the time to educate ourselves on substance use treatment and mental health services. People need to know […]

Support Groups in the Community. Do they Really Help?

By Mayah Taylor, M.A. The Relationship Between Community Support Groups and Anger How do support groups or more specifically community support help people with anger management? Who needs it? Why? What does it do for you? These are the questions we tend to ask ourselves when we hear the word “support.” Most if not all […]

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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 […]