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April 11, 2016 Quote of the Day

4/11 Quote of the Day: Slay Your Dragons

“Guess What? You have a whole new week ahead to slay dragons, achieve goals, sweat more, grip less and ditch the fear!” – Adina Silvestri Save

April 4, 2016 Quote of the Day

4/4 Quote of the Day: The Key to Life

“When I was 5 years old, my mother always hold me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down “happy.” They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.” […]

5 Ways to Stay Sober When Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s day is a wonderful way to spring out of your winter hibernation, celebrate your Irish heritage and let your hair down. It is also a time when people feel the need to drink.  If you prefer to stay sober and pass on the green beer, you will find plenty of options to help […]

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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 […]

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Conquering Shame with the 100 Dreams

Conquering Shame with the 100 Dreams Journal In my office, trauma and shame go hand in hand. However, I recently attended a training in DC that highlighted something so true: the emotion of shame takes center stage.   We as clinicians want to develop great treatment and relapse prevention plans, but where we fall short […]

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Timeline: The History of Counseling

Written by Megan Dottermusch In recent years, counseling has become a popular mental health profession among those interested in preventing and treating different forms of mental, emotional, and behavioral issues. Timeline: The History of Counseling features information about industry pioneers like Sigmund Freud, details government involvement through legislation, particularly in dealing with the fallout from […]

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Foods and Moods: The Reality of the Binge

Foods and Moods: The Reality of The Binge I sit across the room from a 20-something telling me her reality of not being able to control her emotional eating, and I think, “We’ve all been there.” More and more like her walk into my office begging the answer to a similar question: “How do I […]