New Group of Categories – Initiated 11/30/2016

Can't Sleep? Don't try this!

If you have trouble sleeping, you may not qualify for a diagnosis of insomnia, but the disturbed sleep may still be significant enough to cause fatigue, stress and perhaps lower functioning. Over time, trouble falling asleep, or staying asleep,…
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Are you a human being or a human doing?

When I make a mistake, forget something, mess up something or miss an appointment... is it just what I do sometimes, or does it say something about who I am? This is a crucial question whose answer can make a difference between a healthy or…
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What is true forgiveness?

We evaluate violations of psychological or physical boundaries in terms of the the amount of injustice perceived. Usually, there is a difference between the way we would like to see the violation resolved (e.g., "I'd like to see him admit to…
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The stress of negative self-talk

There is a constant traveling companion who goes with us everywhere we go. Never leaves our side. Never seems to take a break.
Theo Pallake at Stresshacker.com
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Top 11 reasons to love yourself

Won't you be that person who is so easy to love because you obviously know how to love yourself?
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I need to change... right now!

Real, meaningful change is a process, not a single event. It takes time and effort to achieve it, and make it permanent. Don't give up too soon!
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Stressful Patterns: How Your Attachment Style Can Help or Wreck Your Important Relationships

When it comes to relationships, your attachment style can mean the difference between bliss and torment. But what is your attachment style? Where does it come from? How does it work? To understand the concept of attachment, we must go back to…

Don't let a good crisis go to waste!

This is when a crisis becomes a win, when it is utilized for growth to its fullest potential: when we finally arrive at the solution, the truth, the change that makes all the difference.
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Suicidal? Let's Talk About It

Far from encouraging suicide, psychosocial talk therapy (a.k.a. individual counseling) that focuses on the suicidal thoughts can be a life saver. Findings by a recent study conducted by Johns Hopkins University researchers confirm that there…
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The Stress of Unbelief and the Courage of Faith

Not believing in anything beyond our finite life can be stressful. However, believing in a higher power and life beyond our earthly existence can also be stressful. How can these two radically opposed worldviews lead to the same outcome of stress?…

Does Faith Help Prevent Depression?

There have been numerous reports in the medical press about the beneficial effects of faith-based beliefs as having a positive influence on stress, depression, and other behavioral health conditions, as for example a 90% decrease in the risk…

The Overwhelming Stress of Paranoia

My spouse and I have been married for several years and we have beautiful children. Beginning some time ago, and following some life events and difficult circumstances that have occurred to us and between us, my spouse has begun suspecting me…
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'Tis the Season ... for Reflection

I'm finding it hard to believe that Christmas is only a few days away and it's only two weeks until the end of the year. Where did this year go? The space between Christmas and the end of the year can be a great time to take a step back and…
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I hate myself and it stresses me out!

One of the most important loves of our lives is the love of self, in the right measure, and in the proper perspective. Love of self is an important component in child development that helps produce healthy, fully functioning adults. The acquisition…