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Social Pressure of Being Thin

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The social pressure of being thin In a society that touts stick-thin figures as presentable, achievable and even admirable, there seems to be a fine line between dieting and starvation, with the pressure to look slender often resulting in dangerous consequences.  The media glamorizes the unrealistic bodies of a few, leading to obsession over unrealistically thin bodies and a strange…

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Massage Therapy for Drug Addiction

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How massage helps in recovering from drug addiction Massages probably represent the oldest therapeutic tool, which the human being has used to provide and provide a natural resource for pain. With the passage of time these techniques have been perfected resulting in various types of massage, from relaxation to affective or sensual; going specifically for the therapeutic of the sanitary…

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Building better mental health

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Building Better Mental Health Our mental health influences everything we do: how you 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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Living with an Alcoholic

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Living with an alcoholic Medical and psychological support is essential to help solve the difficult problem of alcoholism in the family. The daily dealings with addicts and family members make us establish definitions that, although they are not always true, in most cases, they are not wrong. We usually say that every alcoholic is witty and seductive, and we also…

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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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Emotional & Verbal Abuse in Relationships

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Emotional & Verbal Abuse The first thing that usually comes to mind when we think of abuse is physical abuse, but there is another form that is just as bad, if not worse… and that is emotional abuse. Emotional abuse involves any behavior, verbal or nonverbal, which negatively impacts the emotional well-being of another person.  There are cases of emotional…

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Spirituality

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In this fast, hurried world, full of commitments and distractions, we have lost the most pure and elementary connection, which is that of ourselves. We have become accustomed to looking for the answers we need outside of us, in people, experiences or material things, when in reality, all the wisdom we need, resides in the most wonderful place of all,…

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