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Languor: The Dominant Emotion of 2021

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Languor: The Dominant Emotion of 2021 That discomfort you feel is called languor and it is the dominant emotion of 2020 and 2021. It is described as a feeling of stagnation and emptiness.  Symptoms of languor include: mental exhaustion, lack of motivation, and numbness. Many of us have been feeling trapped, in a kind of limbo. Life seems to us…

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America Has a Pandemic-Related Drinking Problem

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America Has a Pandemic-Related Drinking Problem Having a glass of wine, a brewski or a couple of shots sometimes helps take the edge off from a tense workday, we all get it. The problem is that maybe one day someone will have two beers, or maybe some other day in the future, the same person, after drinking alone for so…

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Digital Detox

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Digital Detox The days were very long during confinement and we missed a lot of people. We also wanted to keep our heads busy. And where do we find comfort, avoidance and that ‘contact’ with our loved ones that we so longed for? What allowed us to move forward, teleworking, buying ‘online’ or informing ourselves of the evolution of the…

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Learning to Forgive

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Learning to Forgive When I remember the people who have hurt me, I give myself the task of wishing them all kinds of calamities, justified in the pain or the affectation they caused me. Immediately, I am filled with negative thoughts and feelings that are activated within, becoming once again, a victim of what they did, all this, without any…

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Hitting Rock Bottom

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Hitting Rock Bottom It is very common for people with chemical dependency in the recovery process to refer to "hitting rock bottom" when they speak of the moment of greatest pain and therefore of conscience to request help and recognize that alcoholism or drug use is a problem in their life. How deep is this bottom? hitting rock bottom when...
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What are Sneakerheads running away from?

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How many pairs of sneakers are enough? I used to think only two.  One pair for the gym and the other for hanging out with my friends. “What’s with all those sneakerheads?” – I used to think. But then, the coronavirus outbreak changed everything.  How so? Well, I used to get on the subway, the tram and public transportation in general for…

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How to heal from a broken heart

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How to heal from a broken heart Breakups can be devastating and painful. They can interfere with sleep hours, appetite, and self-esteem. At first, accepting pain is the best way to forget the person who has broken your heart. Take the time to allow yourself to cry without judgment. Then do constructive activities that help you understand what happened and…

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Living with a drug addict

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Living with a drug addict If you are living with a relative or loved one who is addicted to drugs, you must be prepared to face any type of situation that may occur along the way. Drug addiction is unbearable and harmful not only for the addicted person, but also for the family and friends around them. The emotional and…

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Inpatient vs Outpatient treatments 

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Inpatient vs Outpatient treatments Multiple options regarding the type of rehab individuals offered for drug addiction are available. At the most basic level, the options are inpatient or outpatient treatment programs. The difference is the manner in which these programs allow individuals to receive treatment and then function outside of the treatment location.  It is important to know whether you’re an…

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