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Category: Depression

Food and Depression: Could the Right Diet Improve Your Mood

If you have or ever had depression, you know that it can affect your relationship with food. However, have you ever considered that the reverse is also true and that your diet might be directly affecting your mood? It makes sense—a bad diet affects your mood negatively, while a good diet affects it positively. But…
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Are You an Enmeshed Parent? – 4 Ways to Tell

If you’re a parent, the relationship you have with your child is likely the closest of all your relationships. However, there is a line between a close relationship and an unhealthily close relationship. Enmeshed parenting is when a parent/child relationship is seen as more important than the individual themselves. In other words, you define yourself…
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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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Find Joy in Life! – How You Can Overcome Depression and Suicidal Thoughts

When depression takes hold of you, it can feel crushing. Depressive and suicidal thoughts can be extremely overwhelming, and you may be left feeling as though you are powerless to fight back. Depression often makes even simple tasks feel impossible. When you are depressed, it may be difficult to get out of bed, shower, go…
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Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) for Couples – Treating Relational Trauma

At the foundation of every healthy relationship lies an infrastructure of security. The bricks that make up the core of this base include trust, attachment, love, and the confidence that your partner has your back. Knowing you can count on someone to be in your corner is an irreplaceable feeling. But what happens when that…
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7 Practical Ways to Balance the Emotional Effects of Debt

The impact of a financial debt goes far beyond your wallet. Your debt can carry an emotional burden that can weigh just as heavily on your psyche. What if the debt will take a long time to pay off? Will you ever be debt-free again? How will this debt impact your financial future? Do you earn enough money…
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Can Exercise Help Improve Your Sleep? – What to Keep in Mind

Have you been feeling overly stressed lately? Do you find yourself staying awake at night and unable to get any real rest? In our busy world that demands so much of our time and focus, it is not hard to see why our sleep often suffers. When we spend our waking hours in a constant…
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Exam Anxiety: 7 Effective Ways to Banish it for Good

Whether you are a high school student, an employee reaching for a promotion, or currently attending a university, you have likely felt “exam anxiety” at one point or another.  Exams test knowledge or skills you have learned over a period of time and then provide only one short window of opportunity to demonstrate that knowledge.…
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Creating a Happy and Healthy Relationship: 7 Keys

Are you and your partner out-of-sync or going through a rough patch lately? Every couple struggles with something from time to time, and disagreements are a normal part of relationships. If your “funks” repeatedly last more than a few days or so, however, you may need to take a closer look at your relationship. Creating…
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Turning Possibility and Hope into Positive Life Changes: 4 Steps for Personal Growth

We’ve all heard the phrase “the possibilities are endless.” As overused as it may be, there is actually a lot of truth to it! Possibility and hope are always there when it comes to changes in our lives. However, actually growing and making those changes is the key. The idea of personal growth can seem…
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