fitness

How Exercise Can Impact Your Decision Making

It is scientifically proven and well documented that exercising is beneficial to one’s physical health, mental health, and emotional well-being.  Exercise can help an individual to stay fit, to increase muscle tone,…

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When is it Time to Go for Therapy

Mental health conditions have long been stigmatized in our society.  Individuals have been unfairly blamed for their symptoms, belittled and demeaned, and discriminated against.  Ignorant and uneducated people have wrongly assumed that…

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Cancer Diagnosis: 10 Tips for Coping

A cancer diagnosis is life-changing.  From the moment of diagnosis forward, a person’s life will forever be categorized into two parts—the time before diagnosis and the time afterwards.  Very few things can…

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Runners High and Your Mental Health

Attending a high school or college track meet can be very entertaining.  While cheering on your runner of choice, you can get in some fantastic people watching.  You can take in the…

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3 Ways that Narcissism is Not So Bad

Narcissism is not a term that one wants to be associated with.  Nobody wants to be accused of being a narcissist or even to be affiliated with one.  Narcissistic personality disorder is…

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Signs of Male Postpartum Depression

Whenever people hear the term “post partum depression”, images of tearful women holding newborn infants usually come to mind.  People rarely conjure up images of men with their newborn babies when they…

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What is Atypical Depression

When people hear the word “depression”, they usually assume that a person is sad all of the time, crying excessively, sleeping too much, or eating too little.  They presume that a person…

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Animal Therapy and Mental Health

Dogs have long been touted as “man’s best friend”, and rightfully so.  Dogs, cats, and other animals can show acceptance and offer unconditional love while expecting nothing in return.  Snuggling up on…

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Are You Together But Still Lonely?

Restaurants have always been a prime location for people watching.  You can tell a whole lot about a couple’s relationship by watching them have dinner together.  Does the couple make eye contact,…

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Can Alpha Waves Reduce Depression?

Neurons are brain cells that communicate with each other through electrical signals and are what prompts a person’s thoughts, feelings, and actions.  The electrical signals from the neurons produce various brain waves,…

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Anxiety and Infertility

By the time that most couples arrive at the altar, they usually have a pretty good idea of how they envision their future.  They have discussed individual wishes and dreams along with…

soul mates

How Many Soul Mates Can We Have?

The term “soul mate” can conjure up lots of thoughts, emotions, and feelings.  The intellectuals and philosophers attempt to understand and explain the concept, while the romantics and dreamers desperately yearn to…

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How Can We Help With Back to School Anxiety

Heading back to school can stir up a variety of emotions.  A Staples commercial aired several years ago that showed parents exuberantly riding on shopping carts in front of the school supplies…

Change

What is Adjustment Disorder?

Heraclitus, a Greek philosopher, once said that “change is the only constant in life.”  Isn’t that the truth.  The only thing that you can bet money on is that things will periodically…

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What are Syncronicities?

In life, sometimes we find ourselves exactly where we need to be, even though we do not always plan on being there.  These are the magical moments when we get the guidance…

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What is Christian Counseling?

Christian counseling, also known as biblical counseling, connects faith with psychological principles to enhance a person’s mental and emotional well being.  Christian counseling uses teachings from the Bible and scripture to help…

death

What is Terror Management Theory?

Death is a natural, inevitable part of life.  It is no secret that some individuals are able to cope with death and mortality better than others.  Some people are able to easily…

time

What is Chronophobia?

As a society, we are ruled by time.  The time on the clock dictates what time we get up in the morning, when we arrive at work, and when we leave to…

love

What Are The 7 Types of Love?

The notion of love is actually quite complex.  We can love someone in the romantic sense and go on to marry and make a life with them.  We can love a child…

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Is Fear of Vomiting, Emetophobia, a Thing?

Vomiting is by no means a pleasant experience.  However, it is a normal and natural bodily function that enables the body to get rid of something hazardous.  Emetophobia is a type of…

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What is Histrionic Personality Disorder

A personality disorder is a type of mental health condition that is characterized by inflexible and unhealthy types of thinking, feeling, and behaving.  A person with a personality disorder has trouble with…

success

The Anxiety of Success

The word “success” is most commonly linked to positive feelings and motivation.  Most people strive for success in various aspects of their lives, including academic success, occupational success, social success, relationship success,…

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Can You Cure Aerophobia, the Fear of Flying?

Airports are places of organized chaos and a fantastic location to do some serious people watching.  At any point throughout the day, you will notice businessmen and women moving hurriedly throughout the…

misphonia

Ouch, What is Misphonia?

Most of us can identify at least one or two people in our lives who have an aversion to a common, everyday sound.  It may be an aunt who cannot stand to…

agrophobia

What is Agorophobia?

When most people hear Paula Deen’s name, they associate her with her cooking show on the Food Network or from her lifestyle magazines.  What most people are unaware of is that Paula…

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Do Rage Rooms Cause More Aggression

Anger is a universal, normal human emotion. Everyone experiences anger and frustration at one time or another.  However, what we do with our anger can vary considerably.  We all have different triggers,…

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The Oedipus Complex, Is It Accurate?

Sigmund Freud is best known as the father of psychoanalysis.  Through psychoanalytic theory, Freud attempted to explain behavior, while simultaneously mapping out a way to treat mental illness. Freud believed that one’s…

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PTSD Service Dogs

Post traumatic stress disorder may result from a single encounter with trauma or from a series of traumatic episodes.  PTSD is an anxiety disorder that can greatly impact a person’s quality of…

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How to Identify Stalkers

A stalker is a person who maintains careful awareness and takes excessive interest in another individual.  This close attentiveness may potentially cause a person to become fearful or intimidated.  Stalking is illegal…