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Why are holidays so stressful?

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The holidays can be a stressful time for many people. From financial obligations to family pressures, the hustle and bustle of the season often leaves us feeling overwhelmed. But why is this the case? One of the major contributors to holiday stress is our focus on creating the ‘perfect’ experience. We put too much pressure on ourselves to make sure…

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The Science of Happiness: What We Know About What Makes People Happy

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What makes people happy? This is a question that has been asked by psychologists for many years. In recent years, there have been many studies conducted on the science of happiness, and we have learned a lot about what leads to happiness and what does not. In this blog post, we will discuss the science of happiness and what we…

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Why am I Scared of Alcoholics and Drug Addicts?

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Why am I Scared of Alcoholics and Drug Addicts? There’s something about alcoholics and drug addicts that scares me. I’m not sure if it’s the fact that their addiction has taken over their lives or if it’s the unpredictability of their behavior. Whatever it is, I can’t help but feel scared around them. I’m not sure if it’s the fact…

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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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Petting a Dog Might Be More Beneficial Than You Thought

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Petting a Dog Might Be More Beneficial Than You Thought We all know that petting our dogs or pets feels good, but how does it affect us? Research has found that our prefrontal cortex, the area of our brain that has a higher level of decision-making, is stimulated and helps us become more attentive and emotionally engaged when petting our…

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Abusive Relationship Cycle

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A Cycle of Abusive Relationships    I haven’t called the person I last dated, and I just found out she is pregnant. I was abandoned as a newborn. As far as I know, my mother had a problem with alcohol and drug abuse, was very young, and could not care for me.  Ever since I was a child, I have…

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How to Choose the Best Gym

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How to Choose the Best Gym At La Jolla Recovery, we have seen how aside from our programs, living a healthy life by exercising is essential and backed by research. However, is it indispensable for you to join a gym? Before you go shopping, ask yourself this question, this would be the suggestion of a personal trainer. A gym membership…

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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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