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“There’s an app for that!” If you want to catch more fish, there’s an app for that. If you want to book a flight, there’s an app for that. If you want help losing weight, there’s an app for that....
The state of your mental health plays an important role in everyday life.  Most people don’t even realize the importance and impact mental health has on their thoughts, emotions and behavior.  Let’s look at some of the major areas of...
Self-care.  Those two little buzzwords seem to be on the tips of tongues just about anywhere you look, whether it’s social media, in magazines, or on TV.  It seems like everyone has an opinion about what self-care is, whether it’s...
Illness of any type, whether physical or mental, can be challenging.  Until recent years, a mental illness diagnosis traditionally came with a host of myths, stigmas, and misconceptions, leading individuals to suffer in silence for fear of judgment rather than...
So many of us had to face the initial anxiety that was brought on by the country shutting down during the COVID pandemic and the ongoing anxiety about how long the pandemic would last; wanting our way of life to...
Normalizing Pandemic Anxiety Concerns about coronavirus (COVID-19) are warranted right now, given that it has been designated a global pandemic, and the vaccine for the virus is not yet available. While optimal levels of anxiety can help us to plan...
Everyone has their own way of responding to the outbreak of the Coronavirus and its subsequent impact on our daily lives.  Some are only minimally concerned, whereas others are glued to any updates about the spread and fatality rates of...
Although there is great variation in how OCD is manifested, it is helpful to first understand the common ground of these manifestations: compulsions and obsessions.  Obsessions are “persistent impulses, ideas and images that intrude into a person’s thinking and cause...
Humor can be an effective tool in the therapeutic process and in general when it comes to managing mental illness or negative emotional states.  Learning to challenge your depression, anxiety or maladaptive behaviors can be an overwhelming and arduous process. ...
We are bombarded on a daily basis with societal messages about the need to eat organically, exercise on a regular basis, avoid junk food, and be as healthy as possible.  In fact, entire television shows are dedicated to weight loss...
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