25Mar, 2016
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Gambling Addiction: Ten Ways to Stop Forever

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Gambling addiction is brutal and highly destructive. It can lead to dire consequences that run the gamut from bankruptcy, job loss, depression, anxiety, loss of friends and family, and even suicide. It is so important for the addict to stop gambling sooner rather than later. This addiction does not discriminate. If the propensity is there, and the gambler crosses over that invisible line into problem gambling, addiction can occur in anyone’s life. It does not matter whether the person is rich or poor, educated or uneducated. An addiction like this […]
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25Mar, 2016
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What Is Sexual Addiction?

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Sexual addiction is best described as a progressive intimacy disorder characterized by compulsive sexual thoughts and acts. Like all addictions, its negative impact on the addict and on family members increases as the disorder progresses. Over time, the addict usually has to intensify the addictive behavior to achieve the same results. For some sex addicts, behavior does not progress beyond compulsive masturbation or the extensive use of pornography or phone or computer sex services. For others, addiction can involve illegal activities such as exhibitionism, voyeurism, obscene phone calls, child molestation […]
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25Mar, 2016
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Top 9 Tips For Dealing With Divorce Stress

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Divorce brings with it many negative emotions. Some of these emotions can cause stress that will interfere in our ability to function in our every day lives. The biggest favor you can do yourself is to learn how to relax, let go of the stress and just let the “chips fall.” Focus more on keeping yourself active, healthy and moving forward instead of staying stuck. All it takes is being willing to be good to yourself. Recognizing and dealing with stress is an important aspect of living a healthy productive […]
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24Mar, 2016
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How to Find Help Treating an Eating Disorder

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An eating disorder is characterized by an extreme disruption in regular eating habits, whether it is eating too little or eating too much. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, a person may start out eating less or more than usual, and then the habit spirals out of control. Someone with an eating disorder may also be overly concerned or distressed about weight or body shape. Some types of eating disorders include anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder. Although eating disorders tend to manifest during teen years, […]
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24Mar, 2016
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3 Time Management Tips That Will Improve Your Health and Productivity

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Time management can be tough. What is urgent in your life and what is important to your life are often very different things. This is especially true with your health, where the important issues almost never seem urgent even though your life ultimately hangs in the balance. No, going to the gym today isn’t urgent, but it is important for your long–term health. No, you won’t die from stress today, but if you don’t get it figured out soon, you might. No, eating real, unprocessed foods isn’t required for you […]
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24Mar, 2016
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How to Manage Anger: Seven Quick Tips

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Knowing how to manage anger helps you make healthier choices. Some people are prone to rage more often than others, but anger is a feeling that many of us could use a bit of help in handling. The choices we make when angry can often come back to haunt us, but the cycle can be hard to break. Anger has power—but there are healthy and unhealthy ways to deal with that power, from letting it control you to wielding it in a way that spurs you on to something positive. Here’s […]
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22Mar, 2016
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Art Therapy Applications and Benefits

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The use of art to express feelings, emotions, and perceptions through the creation and analysis of visual and other sensory symbols and works. Art therapy, sometimes called expressive art or art psychology, encourages self-discovery and emotional growth. It is a two-part process, involving both the creation of art and the discovery of its meaning. Rooted in Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung‘s theories of the subconscious and unconscious, art therapy is based on the premise that visual symbols and images are the most accessible and natural form of communication to the […]
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22Mar, 2016
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Helping a Child Through Play Therapy

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Adults often think of child’s play as mere fun and games, or a way to fill time. Actually, imaginative and creative play assists a child’s cognitive growth and emotional adjustment. Through play, a child develops self-confidence, a positive self-image and learns to express feelings, make decisions and cope with real-life situations. As such, play can be therapeutic, helping a child deal with and overcome problems that inhibit his normal development. How does play therapy work? Play therapy offers a child a safe place to play out-rather than talk out-his thoughts, […]
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22Mar, 2016
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Mental health and employee wellness tips

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Addressing workplace mental health issues is critical to employee wellness – and the success of your business May 11, 2015 Your employees’ mental health can have a big impact on productivity, employee retention and, ultimately, your bottom line. In fact, according to an article commissioned by BMO Harris, mental health and substance abuse disorders are costing American businesses an estimated $80 to $100 billion annually. Talk is cheap Mental health was once a taboo subject, especially in the workplace. But with Americans spending roughly nine hours a day at work, staying silent about […]
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21Mar, 2016
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Court Ordered Drug and Alcohol Rehab

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More and more, judges are handing down sentencing that includes court ordered drug and alcohol rehab programs.   Whether the individual is guilty of a DUI or public drunkenness, the end result is often thirty days in treatment – the hope being that they will learn important lessons about sobriety and break the addiction cycle in the process. What is Court Ordered Alcohol and Drug Rehab? Court-ordered addiction treatment programs are those in which a judge forces the individual to attend a rehab program either as part of, or in lieu […]
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