Changing Emotional Habits

What we choose to focus on determines in large part the meaning of our lives. We know neurologically that mental focus amplifies and magnifies, that is, makes the object of focus more important than what we don't focus on. Due to the brain’s proclivity to form habits,...

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Domestic Violence and Abuse

When people think of domestic abuse, they often focus on domestic violence. But domestic abuse includes any attempt by one person in an intimate relationship or marriage to dominate and control the other. Domestic violence and abuse are used for one purpose and one...

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How to Heal from Grief and Loss

The loss of a loved one is life's most stressful event and can cause a major emotional crisis. After the death of someone you love, you experience bereavement, which literally means "to be deprived by death." When a death takes place, you may experience a wide range...

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Suicide in Children and Teens

Suicides among young people continue to be a serious problem. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for children, adolescents, and young adults age 15-to-24-year-olds. The majority of children and adolescents who attempt suicide have a significant mental health...

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Body Image and Self-Esteem

Body image and self-esteem start in the mind, not in the mirror. They can change the way you understand your value and worth. Healthy body image and self-esteem are a big part of well-being. Body image is mental and emotional: it’s both the mental picture that you...

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7 Ways Schools Can Prevent Bullying

Bullying is always in the news. Most recently there was a story about a mom who hit a child on a school bus because he was bullying her daughter. Taking matters into her own  hands was certainly the wrong thing to do. Unfortunately, many parents feel alone with the...

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How to Ease Back-to-School Stress

The start of a school year can be a challenging time for kids and parents with transitions from one grade to another, new teachers, bullying, social pressure and much more. With a little preparation and the right attitude, shifting from a laid-back summer to the...

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