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Trust Your Hunger

Eat for nourishment. Stop when you are full. Eat foods you enjoy and without judgement. Sound simple? But for many of us it’s a far cry from reality. It might look something more like this…Eat something that is low in calories, or some approved diet food. Don’t […]

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What Is Normal Aging and When to be Concerned

The aging process happens to each one of us during our lifespan. Many human abilities peak before ago 30 while some continue to grow throughout life. As we age, there are changes that naturally take place both with our physical abilities as well as our cognitive capabilities, […]

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When Grades are a Struggle

They know the lecture well, our kids; the one about why they should do their homework, how it impacts their future, why they need to be serious about their education. It feels awful as a parent when our best, most logical, most compelling arguments fall flat. Their […]

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Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

What is DBT? Is it right for me? Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is a specific type of evidence-based therapy developed for persons struggling with emotional regulation. At its core, DBT helps individuals learn specific coping skills to deal with distressing emotions and situations and to improve relationships. […]

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Caregiver Stress

According to the National Alliance for Caregiving (2009), over 65 million people in the U.S. spend an average of 20 hours per week providing care for a family member or friend. Individuals requiring this type of “informal” caregiving (meaning care provided in addition to that of health […]

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Recapturing The Joy

“Dear Diary, It’s two weeks before Christmas, and I can’t wait until it’s over. We will run so fast, so much in, that there will be no time to savor any of it. I expect to end this holiday season as I did the last-feeling exhausted and […]

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Food Is Medicine

Medical professionals and researchers are adopting the concept that “Food is Medicine”. What we eat plays a major role in the chemistry of our body and effects our behavior and mood. We now know that foods can interact with our genetic material-the DNA- in our bodies and […]

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Suicide Among Adolescents

Lately, suicide has been in the news on a national level, with the recent death of Robin Williams, and it is periodically in our local news. The suicide rate specifically among adolescents in the United States has been increasing in recent years. Anytime a teenager or young […]

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Mindfulness: Awareness with Acceptance

What is mindfulness? Mindfulness is very close in meaning to awareness and also to attention. As in paying attention. You turn your attention to someone and just look at them, watch them, and listen to them. You hear what they are saying. You take notice of what […]

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What To Expect On Your First Therapy Appointment

Some people are frightened by the idea of therapy and are unsure about what to expect at their first appointment.   This is understandable as there are many misconceptions about the therapy or counseling (these words are interchangeable and refer more to the providers credentials) process.   We […]

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