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Why Do I Feel Anxious When My Mom Is Not Around?

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Why Do I Feel Anxious When My Mom Is Not Around? Anxiety is a feeling of worry, fear, or unease that can be mild or severe. It can be caused by many things, including stress, a traumatic event, or an illness. For some people, anxiety is most pronounced when separated from their loved ones. You are not alone if you…

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10 benefits of being a pet owner

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There are many benefits to owning a pet, but here are just ten of the health-related ones: Stress relief – Petting a dog has been shown to lower blood pressure and reduce cortisol levels (the stress hormone). Improved mental health – Owning a pet can help reduce anxiety and loneliness and increase happiness and self-worth. Lower cholesterol levels – Studies…

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How To Deal with The Manipulation of An Addict

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How To Deal with The Manipulation of An Addict When you care about someone who has an addiction, you may find some of their conduct illogical, unsettling and we know this very well here at La Jolla Recovery. Two ordinary threads you can identify in almost all addictions (alcohol, eating, sex, or drugs) are lies and manipulation from the addict….

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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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Take weight off your weight

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Take weight off your weight Since I can remember, I have been a person with a body considered “extra”, something that for some reason continues to have many negative connotations today. That’s how I grew up, seeing my body as something bad, something wrong. In addition to having extra weight, I am a tall woman, so we could consider that…

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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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You Are Not Alone

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You are not alone My mental health has been seriously affected these days and I have felt very bad, it is emotionally and physically exhausting, and my capacity has been reduced in almost every aspect of my life. It has become almost impossible for me to tell someone because I am very afraid of what they will say and because…

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Eating Disorders

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Eating Disorders An eating disorder is a severe mental illness characterized by eating, exercise, and body weight or shape becoming an unhealthy preoccupation of someone’s life. Eating disorders are a group of problems related to what a person eats, how she values her body, and relates to herself, her food, and her environment. Within eating disorders, there are categories. For…

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The World of Euphoria

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The World of Euphoria The list of movies, books and plays about drug addiction throughout the last decades is long. One of the most recent addition to this media list is the HBO series “Euphoria”, based on the 2012 TV show first aired in Israel. A bunch of high school students tell their stories with constant flashbacks to their childhood…

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Smile like the Cheshire Cat

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Post-Pandemic Goal: Smile like the Cheshire Cat   Who doesn´t want to look smarter, younger, huggable or more competent on a Zoom meeting?    I used to fantasize with Second Life.  I spent hours pretending to breed cats. My goal was to breed one as interesting as the smiley one in Alice and Wonderland.  I live in a tiny apartment, so bringing this…

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