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Anxiety: A Personal Perspective

I’ve battled anxiety for many years. The emotional and mental distress that I have experienced has kept me from living life fully, and at times has stopped me from making decisions, has crippled my confidence, and even distorted my thinking. It wasn’t until these past couple of years, when my struggles almost paralyzed me, that I learned the most about myself and about managing and overcoming the monster of anxiety and fear. Continue reading

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OCD-A Daily Struggle

hat’s easier said than done when you struggle with obsessive thoughts (OCD). I am not sure how long I have struggled with obsessive thinking. However, I only became aware of this struggle about seven months ago when the thinking patterns became evident. As soon as one obsessive thought was “dealt with” the other one would emerge almost instantaneously. […] Continue reading

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Does Lindsey Lohan Have a Grip on Reality?

The way we think, cope, perceive, relate, etc., comes down to how we grew up. Does that mean we get to blame our parents for all of our mistakes and weaknesses: Absolutely not. […] Continue reading

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6 Ways to Avoid Marital Problems in a Troubled Economy

With so many companies downsizing, having layoffs, forcing early retirement, eliminating pay raises, and asking more for less money it is no wonder employees are stressed.  With that added stress the marital relationship can become negatively affected.  Financial hardships are … Continue reading

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Dr. Phil and Relieving Stress

In these tough economic times there are so many people out of work and unable to find a job and if they find a job it doesn’t pay nearly as well. The expert adviser on the show, Dr. Lawless, said there are a few simple things you can do to relieve your stress. […] Continue reading

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6 Ways to Help a Depressed Person Cope

So many articles feature how to deal with depression and are written to the person who is depressed. However, I thought I’d write something to the people who have a relationship with a person who is suffering from depression. Continue reading

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How to Avoid Being Anxious in an Unstable Economy

We all face uncertainties in life that cause us to feel anxious or worried. Sometimes living with uncertainty for an extended period of time can cause us to worry all the time. A little bit of worry is ok but when it starts to take over your thinking and occupies most of your focus it is time to make a change.[…] Continue reading

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How to find a good Orlando Therapist

Since I am a licensed counselor in Orlando I’ve been asked many times by friends to recommend a good therapist.  Since it is unethical for me to work with close friends and family members I try to help them find … Continue reading

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Counseling Can Prevent Crisis

Most people go to counseling as the last possible resort to fixing their problems. They only find a counselor when they have no other options. Usually when that happens it takes weeks of therapy before change can begin. Problems don’t develop overnight they gradually set in over time.[…] Continue reading

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The Economy and How it Affects your Mental Health

According to CNBC.com, nearly 1 in 5 Americans had mental illness in 2009. US government researchers reported more than 45 million Americans or 20 percent of US adults, had some form of mental illness last year, and 11 million had a serious illness.[…] Continue reading

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