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Category: Qualifications

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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What is the Difference Between Being Shy and Suffering From Social Anxiety?

It’s easy to confuse shyness and social anxiety. However, while they may seem similar, this misconception can make it more difficult for people with social anxiety to seek the help they need. Social anxiety goes beyond sweaty palms and nervous butterflies. It’s a condition that can affect every aspect of a person’s life. Unfortunately, many…
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3 Concrete Ways to Tell the Difference Between Anxiety and Stress

It’s not uncommon for people to use anxiety and stress interchangeably. After all, they do have their similarities. For example, both anxiety and stress display physical symptoms such as stomach issues, muscle tension, insomnia, and more. And both can wreak havoc on your peace of mind, disrupting your regular routine. Yet, they aren’t exactly 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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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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It’s okay not to be okay! Five practical ways to support someone facing a loss.

Trudy Jacobsen | Grief and loss If you’re like many people, you’re okay letting the shoulder of your shirt get tear-soaked. You’re a good person, and being that “rock” is honourable. You’re willing to love and care for those who are facing a loss, even without knowing exactly how. Yet, when that same bereaved person…
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