common relationship problems

Relationships are complex, dynamic, and often fraught with challenges. Whether you’re navigating conflicts with your partner, struggling with communication issues, or facing external stressors, it’s natural to encounter bumps along the road. In this blog, we’ll explore practical strategies for dealing with relationship problems, fostering understanding, and building a stronger, more resilient bond with your…

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somatic symptoms

Ever experienced a stomach ache during a stressful time? Or joint pain when feeling down? That’s somatization – where emotional distress takes a physical form. From everyday headaches to impairments in physical functioning, somatization can vary for each individual. It can be a temporary response to stress or a more prolonged experience affecting your overall…

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coping with grief

Why do we grieve? Grief is a natural, universal, and adaptive response to loss. It is understood to be a universal social emotion that elicits physiological arousal, subjective feelings, expression through face or voice, and cognitive appraisals after significant loss (e.g. death). The American Psychological Association defines grief as “the anguish experienced after significant loss,…

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insta label

VIEW POST ON INSTAGRAM   To boost self-esteem, some might seek external validation by pleasing others and constantly presenting achievements in a positive light. When some achievement receives praise and recognition, it is attributed to a greater sense of self-worth. Unfortunately feeling insecure about self and the world can lower self-esteem, creating the perception that…

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laced drugs on the rise

Laced Drugs On The Rise – Why, How & What You Need To Know Though psychoactive substances and prescription medication have long been in circulation, we currently face a new threat with the increasing instances of laced drugs and fentanyl related overdose. Laced drugs are substances mixed with other harmful chemicals or drugs without the…

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what is rumination and how do i manage it

What is rumination? In today’s fast-paced world, the prevalence of anxiety and rumination has become a common challenge for many individuals. The constant barrage of stressors often leads to a spiral of negative thoughts that can significantly impact mental well-being. In this blog post, we will delve into the intricacies of anxiety and rumination, exploring…

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how to set real new years resolutions and keep them in

Resolutions are like destinations that you set on your GPS. You mainly focus on the arrival then it’s all over. People set resolutions for various goals such as weight loss, regular exercise, reading more, or quitting smoking. This can set people up for failure when they experience discouragement, forget, or simply get lost on the…

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sober during holidays

Tips on staying sober during holidays The holiday season is a time to celebrate, unwind, and be surrounded by loved ones. But for many people in recovery, it can be a time of increased stress and temptation. Avoiding alcohol and drugs during the holiday season can be tough, but it’s possible. This blog post will…

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holiday season a time for forgiveness

Understanding Forgiveness The holidays can be a difficult time for many. People may notice grief and resentment or grapple with life transitions. Some may feel the weight of grudges and contemplate forgiveness. Holding on to heavy negative feelings and cognitions for an extended period of time can influence physical and mental health. Forgiveness can reduce…

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