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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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The relationship with an addict

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The Relationship with an Addict Maintaining a relationship with an addict is not easy. The drink or drug they are hooked on becomes the center of their life, and their partner and family eventually take a back seat, along with anything other than the addiction. As the addiction becomes more intense, the addict is no longer able to take care…

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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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Dogs as emotional support

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Dogs as emotional support Animals play an increasingly important role in people’s lives, including being required as “emotional support”, that is, those pets that help their owners regulate and modulate any fear or emotional or mental imbalance.   Caring for a dog is a laborious but rewarding task. It implies love, care, time and responsibility. However, when you have love,…

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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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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, 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 I…

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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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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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