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Why Do I Get High Before Meeting My Family In the Holidays?

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Why Do I Get High Before Meeting My Family In the Holidays? I feel it’s natural to feel nervous on certain occasions, I mean like going on a date or other circumstances make me feel butterflies in my stomach. Still, there are certain moments when I feel apprehensive and self-conscious even shame, and I start imagining what others are thinking…

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Why Is Everyone Obsessed with Being Thin?

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Why Is Everyone Obsessed with Being Thin? I’m a skinny person. I don’t mean to be, and I certainly don’t try to be; I am. It’s a certitude of my life, and it’s something that everyone around me senses the need to comment on. We are a skinny-obsessed civilization, and it is notorious. Individuals make comments about how much weight…

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How a Simple Life is Better

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How a Simple Life is Better   Our world today is a world of consumerism, the message we are constantly hearing is one of “always needing more but never having enough.” Advertisements bombard us making us think and feel that we need to shop more, become more self-indulgent and, to even eat more. For me, this was a very normal…

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Holidays Are Stressful and Difficult When it Comes To Alcohol And Drug Abuse: Here Is Why

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Holidays Are Stressful and Difficult When it Comes To Alcohol And Drug Abuse: Here Is Why.  Holidays are not invariably cheerful and encouraging and, inconveniently, possibly particular circumstances for those with alcohol and drug abuse disorder. This year, the most challenging for many in recent time, even individuals without identified problems with substance abuse may stumble. While vacations are a basis…

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Building better mental health

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Building Better Mental Health Our mental health influences everything we do: how we think, feel and behave in daily life. It affects our ability to cope with stress, overcome challenges, build relationships, and recover from life’s setbacks. Strong mental health isn’t just the absence of mental health problems. Being mentally healthy is much more than being free of depression, anxiety,…

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Why is meditation so important?

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Why is meditation so important? Meditation is good for the body,  it calms anxiety and is generally beneficial. This has been scientifically proven. So, there are many reasons why we should all meditate. There is no doubt that it helps us relieve stress, depression, and anxiety. It is useful to deal with the emotional problems of everyday life, when things…

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What is Codependency? 

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What is codependency?  Merriam Webster defines it as follows: A psychological condition or a relationship in which a person is controlled or manipulated by another who is affected with a pathological condition (such as an addiction to alcohol or heroin). Wikipedia‘s definition:  Codependency is a behavioral condition in a relationship where one person enables another person’s addiction, poor mental health,…

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Anxiety

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Everyone has different ways to lower or numb, to avoid, or to flee from anxiety.  These mechanisms are in themselves ways of dealing with anxiety, and among them are addictions. Eat, drink alcohol, go to work or exercise compulsively, any excess that you do compulsively, that you cannot stop and that helps you to get distracted from what you feel…

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