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    Tell me your thoughts and I will tell you who you are

    We experience the world through our thoughts. When you are faced with a situation, you create an immediate thought in your mind. This thought leads to a feeling. The feeling leads to a behavior. Your friend doesn’t return your phone call. You think he is being rude to you and he is disrespecting you. You feel angry. You act irritated…

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    Why do we stay in bad relationships?

    Have you ever questioned your friend or a loved one about why they maintain their relationship even though despite the low quality of his/her relationship? How about yourself? Have you wondered why you maintain your relationship even though you don’t feel satisfied and you don’t feel happy? You are not alone and the following five reasons may help you increase…

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    Underlying Reasons of Addiction

    According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), approximately 27 million Americans, or 10.2% of the American population over the age of 12 reported using illicit drugs in 2014. It is very difficult to pinpoint to only one factor as the cause of addiction. Genetics and environment are two major factors that play a big role on…

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    Unhealthy Relationships

    Your financial situation, education, employment status, your gender or culture does not guarantee the type of relationship you will be in. So many individuals are stuck in unhealthy relationships with or without awareness. Some of these unhealthy relationships may lead to violence or long-term psychological effects. Here are some important points that will help you determine if you are in an…

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    Generalized Anxiety Disorder

    40 million adults in United States suffer from anxiety. Anxiety becomes a disorder when the symptoms become chronic and interfere with our daily lives and our ability to function. It may start impacting your relationships, your work, your social life. Anxiety has many different types such as Generalized Anxiety, Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety, Phobias and PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder),…

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    Love and Hate

    We live in a world today where we are exposed to a lot of violence. Being exposed to violence is priming us to dislike those who are not from our culture, our country, our religion. Competition and discrimination are becoming ways to survive and we don’t even realize the individualized effects caused by this social phenomenon. Have you ever had someone in your…

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    Compulsive Shopping Behavior

    Shopping addiction; in other words “Compulsive Shopping Behavior” has become a common concern. 18 million adults in the United States suffer from Compulsive Shopping Behavior and the term “Shopaholic” really exists. Research shows that people engage in compulsive shopping behavior to cope with their difficult feelings of inadequacy, low self-esteem, anxiety and stress. Most people are not aware that the…

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    Time Management

    Procrastination and poor self-control may lead to problems with time management. Here are some tips that may help you improve your time management skills: Instead of talking about and focusing on “not having enough” time, focus on your tasks and make a plan. This thought will increase your anxiety and it will distract you from getting things done. If you’re procrastinating, …

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    Emotional Validation

    Emotional validation is a very important skill you can use in every relationship, especially with your significant others. This skill is a sign that you care about them, you listen to them and that you understand them. Remember that validation doesn’t mean you agree. You can validate someone even if you don’t agree with them. Here are the steps to…

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    Journaling and Mental Health

    Avoiding unpleasant, difficult emotions or repressing thoughts makes makes your body tense, your mood negative, and your cognition impaired. If you express and process those emotions, you’ll feel better and you will overcome your difficulties. Just like talking about your breakup with your best friend makes you feel better, journaling  lets you process it. Writing about sad or traumatic experiences  allows you…