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Habits: What You Need to Know

-Mayah Taylor, MA As human beings we tend to be creatures of habit. Habits are rituals and behaviors that we do automatically, allowing us to carry out important activities like brushing our teeth, taking a shower, how we eat and sleep and talk to our kids and how we unthinkingly spend our money and time. […]

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How to Cope with Holiday Events Sober

-Mayah Taylor, MA One of the hardest challenges to overcome for an individual recovering from addiction is navigating through social situations while maintaining their sobriety. For the newly sober individual, navigating through social situations is especially challenging. The holidays present a unique challenge for those who are trying to protect their sobriety as often during […]

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The Best of 2018 Blogs

2018 is almost over and I can’t believe it!  I’ve seen individuals ask for and receive support for the first time, quit a 20 plus year smoking habit, give up drinking, and face their fears-oh did my peeps face their fears! So over the top happy and proud that you committed to achieving your goals, […]

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Holiday Blues: Top 3 Ways to Cope When You Are Lonely

-Mayah Taylor, MA Holidays can be a time filled with much joy and happiness. It is a time centered around togetherness and being with your family and friends. For some people the holiday season  means that their social calendar is bursting with family reunions, holiday parties, and other holiday related social events. The holiday season […]

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5 Ways to Deal with Grief During The Holidays

-Mayah Taylor, MA The holidays can be some of the most challenging times of year for anyone who has suffered a loss whether it be a loved one or cherished pet. People often seek help, in the form of therapy, right around the Thanksgiving season.  Festive decorations, music, holiday parties are all a painful reminder […]

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What is Hypnosis? A Treatment with A Bad Rap

  Hypnosis. It has a bad rap.  Hypnosis (we will use hypnotherapy going forward) is one of the most widely misunderstood and controversial treatments out there. The myths and misconceptions widely stem from people’s ideas about stage hypnotism. I get it. I too was once in an audience where individuals were hypnotized to quack like […]

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Tip of The Day: What do you have to congratulate yourself on?

Reflect. -On the ways you’ve grown through heartache or personal struggle. Take a moment to congratulate yourself on the personal work that you’ve done.

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Grief vs. Depression: Do you know the difference?

-Mayah Taylor Grief and depression are two terms that often get confused to mean the same thing. They are often used interchangeably which is also incorrect. It’s important to know the difference between the two as grief is generally what’s considered a normal reaction to a major loss, and depression is generally what indicates the […]


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