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How Do Attachment styles from Childhood Affect my Relationships Today?

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You may not know that every person has a certain attachment style and it is often developed early on in life based on the relationships with your parents or caretakers. Knowing the effects of these attachment styles can help you prepare and address issues in your current relationships as an adult and predict the type […]

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Normal Anxiety vs. Problematic Anxiety

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What can be normal anxiety in our kids and what leans towards problematic? Let’s first discuss what is normal through different developmental ages of children. This is called “normal” because as children grow, they are placed in new situations that may present new worries or concerns, but will pass once they learn to cope. It […]

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Caring for Your Aging Parent

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Assuming the position of caretaker to the person whom you have depended on for a lifetime is both physically and emotionally overwhelming. Every family’s specific situation is unique, yet we all face many of the same challenges. Listed below are ways to honor and protect the dignity of the aging parent while maintaining stability in […]

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What Truly is Anxiety and is My Child Going Through a Phase?

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Anxiety has become a hot topic for us to talk about but the truth is we can all experience it on some level. We think of anxiety as worrying about a certain situation and outcome to the point that it is disrupting our daily lives. Anxiety is also our body’s response in heighten situation to […]

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Managing Food Fears during the Holidays

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Holidays mean a variety of things – family, friends, joy, parties, holiday meals, and even heightened anxiety if you’re struggling with food fear, body image concerns, or disordered eating. Gatherings that are centered on food can quickly create feelings of shame, guilt, stress, and fear. Here are some tips to get through the holidays while […]

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Music for Mental Health

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When you need to focus on a project, must tackle a long to-do list of boring tasks, or just have had a hard day, you might crank up the sounds of whatever music inspires you. Music is a natural mood booster, and research now confirms that music not only influences our moods, but can reduce the negative effects of stress, while helping us focus and manage our emotions. Listening to music actually changes the way your brain functions. If you’ve […]

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“Empty Nest” Transition – What’s Next?

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The transition to an “empty nest” from a full one is a big one, to say the least.  While parents know the end goal is to help support their children become independent adults, the experience of their leaving home can be painful. Are they prepared? Are they strong enough? What was not taught that should […]

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