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Depression and the Holidays

We want the perfect family gathering where everyone laughs, gets along and make lasting memories of joyous fun. Unfortunately, reality sets in and people are stressed because they are overworked, underpaid and trying to make the holidays a wonderful experience for all. […] Continue reading

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Your Thinking has Power Over What You Do

When I was young I would sit in my room and think for hours. My thoughts, although silent were always with me. What I didn’t know then that I wish I knew now was the power my thoughts had over my life. […] 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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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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How to Care for People Who are Depressed

Seven tips to help you cope with a person who is depressed. Listen and don’t tell them they should just think positive.  If a depressed person could think positive they would.  They don’t have the ability to change the way … Continue reading

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Parenting Adult Children

As a parent of two adult children, I’ve experienced the need to change my parenting style from an “authoritarian” approach to a mentor approach. My children no longer need my authority but my encouragement. That was a difficult transition for me as I’ve done it one way for so long. However, in order to foster a good relationship with both my kids I knew I had to change. […] Continue reading

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Depression and Job Loss

Unfortunately, many people aren’t coping and are becoming depressed. They start to feel hopeless and helpless. Depression can be a very debilitating disease if left untreated. However, depression is also something that can be helped. […] Continue reading

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