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How Emotional Intelligence Helps

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 We’re social creatures, and the life best lived often depends on our ability to create and maintain healthy relationships. Success, happiness, and the ability to give and receive love all hinge on our relationship skills. Most of us do a good job with relationships at the start. But why do we so often stumble down […]

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Court Diversion Services Underway

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Got  substance related court problems? Check out our services to address both legal and substance abuse issues at the same time. Services are available at The Summit Counseling Center in Alpharetta and at Forsyth MAPP Diversion Program, Cumming. (www.judicialbehavioral.com) We do not provide direct legal services, however, consultation with staff may help meet your court […]

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The Science Behind Happiness

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Up until the last decade psychology has focused on the diagnosis of mental illness, empirically proven  interventions that decrease symptoms, and medications that improve daily functioning. Thanks to this research there is hope for people suffering from a multitude of symptoms such as anxiety and depression.  Some people, including myself, believe that looking at the […]

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Spirituality, Longevity and Stress Reduction

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A recent article published on Medscape Internal Medicine [Lie, D. (2010) Is Religiosity or Spirituality Protective For Heart Disease? Medscape Family Medicine, April 26, 2010.] reiterates research evidence showing that church attendance can affect well-being through social integration and support and that spiritual experiences that provide a sense of purpose and meaning may promote hope […]

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The EQ of Relationships

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We’re social creatures, and the life best lived often depends on our ability to create and maintain healthy relationships. Success, happiness, and the ability to give and receive love all hinge on our relationship skills. Most of us do a good job with relationships at the start. But why do we so often stumble down the road? […]

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Synthetic Marijuana Testing is HERE!

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Synthetic marijuana, K-2,Serenity, Spice,Genie, Smoke,Pot-pourri,Buzz, Hush, and other names are used to describe a drug alternative to marijuana.  It is sold on the street and used in our community by young people.  “Spice”, one of the more familiar names, is used by young people when persons are being tested for marijuana because standard lab tests result in negatives.  […]

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