What is a Drinking Problem?

Ever have a fight about whether or not you have a drinking problem? If you have, that should be your […]

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Stages of Change: What stage are you in?

Therapists, psychologists, social workers, counselors, and others who study human behavior (parents, for example) actually know a great deal about how people move through major life changes. We move in stages. What is a major life change? We’re not talking deciding between the raspberry torte or bananas foster here.

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Life: the greatest gift we never asked for

I have no memory of longing to be alive. I don’t remember asking anyone or anything for the opportunity to […]

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Why Change is so Difficult

Change is not always about the brute force of the human will. If it were, dieting would be much simpler process. Want to lose weight? Eat less, exercise more. End of story. If it doesn’t work, it must be because you didn’t really want to lose the weight, or weren’t willing to do the work required.

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You are beautiful now.

Beauty is an open and fearless heart. Beauty is the courage to accept yourself, love yourself. Many people think like this: I’ll be beautiful if I lose 30 pounds. I’ll be beautiful if I get that promotion, those shoes, that haircut. I’ll be beautiful if my children are perfect.

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Secret to Happiness? Be a good friend.

A recently published book,The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work, takes a look at what research tells us about the characteristics of the happiest 10% among us. Are they all rich? Good looking? Famous? Live in comfortable climates? […more]

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Grief

The present moment always feels to us the most vital, the most important, and the most essential. This is the nature of time. It is our nature. We will all experience great joy and great sadness […more]

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Prescription Painkillers Drive 91% Increase in Teen Poisoning Deaths

A new report released by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) provides a chilling statistic driven by teenage prescription drug […]

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Therapy: the natural cure

Doctors are very quick these days to prescribe psychotropic medications to relieve the symptoms of anxiety or depression. A psychotropic medication is a drug that acts on the chemistry of the brain to change a persons perceptions, moods, consciousness, cognition, or behavior. […more]

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