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Category: Chronic illness

Impacted by Seasonal Anxiety? – How To Protect Your Relationship

The change of the season can be very pleasant, especially with the holidays right around the corner. However, when you suffer from seasonal anxiety, it can be very difficult. Instead of enjoying the turn of the season, you may feel overwhelmed or withdrawn from your usual activities or socialization routines. Worse yet, you may feel…
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Moving on With Your Life After a Breakup / Divorce From a Narcissist

The road to recovery after a breakup is almost always a difficult one to navigate emotionally. Trying to move on from the abusive hold of a narcissist, however, can feel almost impossible. Whether you’ve been in a relationship with a narcissist for a few months or a few years, the emotional damage that is left…
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Parents, What Can You If Your Child Has Revealed They’re Suicidal?

As a parent, you strive to ensure that your child is healthy in every way. If you see their mental health slipping, it can leave you feeling extremely worried. And if you’re child reveals that they’re suicidal, then you may feel terrified and uncertain about what to do. When your child reveals suicidal thoughts to…
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Healthy Striving for Personal Excellence Can Conquer Perfectionistic Concerns

If you find yourself overwhelmed by perfectionistic concerns, it may feel as if nothing you do will ever be quite right. Whether it’s your performance in school, in the workplace, with your friends or at home with your family—perfectionism can lead to chronic disappointment and unhappiness. It may also negatively affect those around you. You may…
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Communication Breakdown: 5 Reasons Why Communicating Can Be Difficult

You’ve probably heard that communication is the most important aspect of a relationship. This goes far beyond romantic relationships. Healthy communication is the key to family relationships, friendships, and even for professional development in a career.  But communicating effectively isn’t always as easy as it seems. Simply put, communication is hard work. One of the…
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Can Your Perception of Stress Change its Effect on Your Health?

Can Your Perception of Stress Change Its Effects on Your Health? “Stress is bad and should be avoided at all costs!” At least, that’s the message you’re getting from most of the articles and blog posts you read, right? Most people have heard that we are all dealing with more stress these days. In turn, stress has…
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When Anxiety Looks Like Anger, What Can You Do?

Anxiety comes with a variety of different symptoms. Some people feel it more physically and experience things like fatigue or headaches. Others take on emotional symptoms like difficulty concentrating or a constant fear of social situations. While the symptoms associated with anxiety are becoming more well known, there is one sign of it that isn’t…
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Why is Communication in Relationships So Hard? – Consider 3 Main Factors

At the beginning of a relationship, it can seem very easy to “get” eachother. After all, you’re in love. And cupid has a tricky little way of blinding you from most other negative emotions. As time goes by, however, negative feelings can build up, makingeffective communication very necessary. The problem is that communication is usually…
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Shame Locks You Into Addiction – Shame Resilience Opens The Door To Recovery

Addiction typically revolves around some type of harmful substance. Yet, the most toxic part of addiction is equally as harmful as any substance—shame. Commonly mistaken for guilt, shame is what can keep a person locked into addiction. In other words, it’s the nefarious force at work to keep you stuck—an arm’s length away from the…
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When Chronic Illness Changes Everything: How to Cope

What are you struggling with? Cancer, chronic pain, diabetes, chronic fatigue, lupus, or migraines? Maybe your illness is yet unnamed but just as life-changing? Pain that persists and twists your world changes who you are, how you operate, and how you relate. Regardless of your condition’s name, the struggle to adjust is real and, often,…
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