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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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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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Isolation: Withdrawn from Society

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Connected In Isolation We are living in the most connected time in history. Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Skype, Facetime … Why is it we have an epidemic of loneliness? Depression, anxiety and stress are at all time highs.  We are so consumed with the circumstances immediately in front of us, we feel lonely and isolated in the most connected society. Isolation…

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My Story as a Single Mom

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My Story as a Single Mom As a traditional Mexican woman, I never thought divorce was going to be part of my story. The last few years have been a challenging transition period for me, my son, and my now ex-husband.  After many months of dealing with the stress of divorce and handling it to the best of my ability,…

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Looking outside for what’s inside: a dangerous habit

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Looking outside for what’s inside: a dangerous habit We often consider traveling great roads in search of what we want, desires, or needs through which we think our happiness passes. So we immersed ourselves with great enthusiasm in the investigation. Thus, we move forward with the hope of finding the solution to what happens to us. But we do not…

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How a Meditation retreat changed my life

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How a Meditation retreat changed my life Much has been said about meditation lately, and you will surely be able to read shocking articles that tell of its innumerable benefits. There are people who want to change their lifestyle, but do nothing to make that change really happen. Or if they do, it’s a subtle change that barely lasts for…

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Weight loss and what no one talks about

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Weight loss and what no one talks about Few things are as inspiring as a drastic change in eating and lifestyle habits. In the typical narrative that wraps around the weight loss issue, we usually focus on the obvious, like the health benefits, that good dose of self-esteem it brings, or a higher quality of sleep. Although it is true that…

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