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Balancing The Emotional Systems - Emotion Regulation

Anger is an all-consuming emotion at times, even more so now as we deal with new situations. If you don't get a grip on it, it can affect your quality of life. Anger will damage your relationships and raise...

4 Ways to Manage Anger

Anger is an all-consuming emotion at times, even more so now as we deal with new situations. If you don't get a grip on it, it can affect your quality of life. Anger will damage your relationships and raise...

How You Can Help Your Child Develop a Growth Mindset

Do you want your child to do well in life? Do you want them to develop as a person, to be honest, to build on their strengths and work on their weaknesses? Of course you do: being a parent...

The Top Ten Signs You Are Being Emotionally Abused by Your Partner

The behavior of emotionally abusive partners is extremely painful to endure. This is how you might feel in your marriage or relationship. People who are emotionally abused often feel belittled, worthless, vulnerable and trapped. However, in spite of the...

Decreasing Screen Time for Teens

Research shows that depression among teenagers is becoming more and more prevalent. One study conducted at the University of Montreal followed thousands of kids between the ages of 12 and 16 for four years. The purpose of the study...

How to Strengthen Your Marriage to Survive the Coronavirus Pandemic

A friend of mine was talking with me the other day about how remarkable it was to cook with her husband now.  That might seem like a simple thing, and yet for years, it was a running joke among...

5 Techniques to Cope with Anxiety

I love my morning ritual, my sliver of peace and quiet as the world around me sits still and the sun rises while I drink my first sip of coffee. I prefer to start every day like this and...

Five Lies You Believe When You're Depressed - And How to Challenge Them

When you're depressed you don't always see things accurately. Depression can feel like being smothered in a blanket: cut off from the rest of the world, disoriented and alone. When you're depressed it's easy to start believing things that...

COVID-19 & Counseling

During this trying time, social distancing is being encouraged by society. But, what is not is social isolation. What isn't discussed are the effects of it. Social Isolation is a great concern and it's important you stay aware of...

Can Mindfulness Make Me Happier?

At times, can you hear a judgmental voice when you don’t live up to your own expectations? Do you hear yourself judging others as well? We all struggle with judgments at times. We may think that we will inevitably...

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