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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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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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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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Why is drinking so socially acceptable?

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Why is drinking so socially acceptable? by Tannia V. Alcohol is treated as if it is not a drug and has no negative consequences. Almost every social situation seems to involve alcohol. How many parties are thrown without alcohol being served? How many people go out after work or on a weekend and do not drink? What holiday is celebrated…

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