Life Cycles Counseling with Dr. Adina Silvestri

Category Archives: Life Coaching

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5-23-2018 Quote of the day: Recovery

You were never created to live depressed, defeated, guilty, condemned, ashamed or unworthy.  You were created to be victorious.

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5-21-2018 Quote of the day: Remaking Ourselves

As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world … as in being able to remake ourselves. -Mahatma Gandhi

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Relationship Check Up: What’s in Your Relationship Toolkit?

-Mayah Taylor, MA Relationships can be complicated. They require a lot of attention and nurturing. Often, we can get caught up in everything that life throws at us and forget to nurture and tend to our relationship. In this blog, we’d like to share with you tips that you can use to check up on […]

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Loneliness: How to Make Connections Count

-Mayah Taylor, MA Loneliness can be defined as a state of solitude or being alone. Humans are social creatures. At our core our need to connect is innate. Our social connections are a key source of our happiness, mental health, and emotional health. Loneliness isn’t limited to internal circumstances such as being a natural introvert […]

What Breakups Leave Behind

What Breakups Leave Behind

-Mayah Taylor, MA Breakups are never easy. There’s so many emotions and feelings associated with a breakup. They can be significantly life altering. But what do breakups leave behind in their wake? How are the parties involved affected by a breakup?   The Art Of Revenge Breakups can often be unpleasant, painful, and sometimes downright […]

Dangers of the Study Drug with College Students

Dangers of the Study Drug with College Students

-Mayah Taylor, MA The life of a college student is a challenging one. Midterms,  finals, quizzes, 10+ page papers, or that big project they’ve worked on the whole semester on. Many students who are faced with this can often feel overwhelmed. In order to excel and not flunk out, students turn to “study drugs.” Study […]

Tips for Talking to Your Healthcare Provider about Addiction to Pain Pills and How You Can Avoid Abuse of Your Pain Medication (2)

Tips for Avoiding Pain Pill Addiction: Talking to Your Doctor is Key

How to Talk to Your Healthcare Provider about Addiction to Pain Pills -Mayah Taylor, MA More than 80% of Americans had contact with a healthcare provider in the last year which places Doctors in the unique position to identify non-medical use of prescription drugs and stop the escalation of non-medical use to a substance use […]

Toxic People and How They Ruin our Recovery

The road to recovery is often described as a tenacious path where you need to surround yourself with people who will help you achieve your goal of building a good life away from substances. A tenacious attitude will also help heal your soul. You cannot afford to be around people who will drain you of […]

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Feelings Are Not the Boss of Me

-Mayah Taylor, MA Have you ever been in a situation or maybe in a conversation where you overreacted? Have you ever reacted in the heat of the moment where you said something you later regretted? Ever responded to a text or email spilling your emotions in the present moment without thinking on the subject, and […]

Mindful Eating

Conversations on Mindful Eating

Life Cycles Counseling is dedicated to raising awareness of Eating Disorders (and other addictions) by eliminating shame and creating a sisterhood in which every BODY is accepted, loved, and cherished at any size. We also love to combat weight-based stereotypes. These stereotypes give way to stigma, prejudice, and discrimination in the workplace, healthcare, interpersonal relationships […]


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