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COMMON REACTIONS TO GRIEF AND LOSS

  "My heart aches." "It's too much to bear." "I don't know how I'll get through this." These are statements frequently made by someone grieving a loss or death. Maybe these ring true for you. Grief can bring on devastatingly painful emotions. So much so that you might wonder if you're "going crazy." No, you're not crazy – you're grieving. Grief is the normal response to the loss of anything or anyone important in your life. Understanding the feelings and symptoms of grief are important to healing. You can try to avoid the emotions associated with a loss but doing so does not make them go ...
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COMMON MYTHS ABOUT GRIEF

Grieving the loss of a loved one can be a painful and lonely experience. You're flooded with intense emotions that can literally stop you in your tracks. Most people don't know how to mange grief in a way that is healing and transformative. You rely on things you've heard throughout your lifetime about death and grief to help you get through it. However, some of this information might work against you rather than help you. To help you sort through what's good and what's not so good, here are ten common myths about grief. Myth #1: At some point, grief will come to an end. Maybe you've heard som...
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TIME TO SPRING CLEAN: DUSTING OFF YOUR MENTAL COBWEBS!!!

Is it me? or did "Daylight Savings" feel like your first case of travel jetlag. It was too much to handle after the busy new year's resolution crowd ( which now you can actually get a turn on the treadmill at the gym ), crazy tax season ( where you either become an instant "baller-shot caller" or admitted to the ER for anxiety attacks on what you might owe the IRS ) and the confusing astrological planet retrogrades ( something about planets moving backwards ) that has everyone in a state of weirdness. I know! I know! That was a mouthful…. but in all its dreadful glory of losing an hour, we can...
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Valentine’s Day was Made for Singles Too!!

  We all know that one special day of love. There's barely a moment in passing before we see the discounted Christmas candy become easily replaced by the very same candy molded into heart shapes dressed in red foil. Oh the joys of Valentine's Day!! Where love seems endless and romance fills the air. Local restaurants await the flood of dinner reservations and consumers going through countless cards only to realize the perfect one cost a mere $7.99. Why does one day cause so much pressure and anxiety? How can one day make those that are single feel so unimportant in the department of love?...
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Tips for Introverts During the Holidays

  Your company's holiday party is coming up and you're dreading it. Your long-time friend has invited you to a dinner that will include people you don't know and the thought of it makes your stomach turn. If you can identify with these, chances are you're an introvert. According to Susan Cain's bestseller Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking , "…introversion is a preference for environments that are not overstimulating." This is not to be confused with being shy. She writes, "Shyness is the fear of social disapproval or humiliation." With the holidays come the...
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Are Limiting Beliefs Keeping You Stuck?

If you were offered a key that could unlock your ability to move forward in your life, would you take it? What if I told you that this key already exists within you and that all you need to do is discover and use it?

Well, there is indeed a way to get unstuck and that way is to overcome limiting beliefs. Beliefs are assumptions we make about ourselves, about others, and about situations. To put it broadly, beliefs guide how we expect things to be in the world. They’re the lenses we look through that dictate how we feel, behave, and respond to things that happen around us.

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3 Reasons You Need a Vision Board

What better way to start the new year than to purposefully think about and focus on what you want your life to be. One of the best ways to do this is by creating a vision board filled with images and words that are inspiring, and uplifting and that make you feel good. If you think this is not an effective tool to manifest dreams, think again! In essence, a vision board is a visual way of setting goals. And research has shown that setting goals increases the odds that you will actually achieve those goals.

Here are three reasons you should to create a vision board:

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“Help, I Can’t Get to Sleep!”: 10 Sleep Hygiene Tips to Get a Better Night’s Rest

Sleep is so essential to our overall well-being that there is a day dedicated to recognize its importance. March 13, 2017 is National Napping Day. The purpose of this day is to provide everyone with the opportunity to have a nap and catch up on the hour of sleep lost due to the spring forward time change. Hence, National Napping Day is recognized annually the Monday following the return of daylight savings time.

However, the truth of the matter is that many people will not be able to take advantage of National Nap Day primarily because they have a hard time sleeping no matter the time of day or time of year. People who experience sleep problems is rampant. In fact, one in four people experience sleep problems sometime in their lifetime. A surprising number of clients who come to me with psychological issues have sleep problems as well.

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