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Posted on Feb 13, 2017 in Education, Family, News, Relationships, Self Esteem

Love Yourself, Be Healthy

It’s Valentine’s Day. That day when we show those we care about how much we love them. Do you ever stop and consider taking time to show yourself a bit of love, too? Keeping ourselves fit and healthy is the best gift we can give to ourselves – and to those we love. Healthy body, healthy mind Loving yourself means caring for your needs in body and mind. Some ways to do that are: • Stay – or become – physically active. Do you have a desk job? How often do you get up to stretch your legs? Do you have a physically challenging job? How often do you take time to stretch or relax in a nice bath? Movement and stretching are helpful to keep your body healthy. Try wearing a pedometer to monitor your daily steps; add yoga or pilates to your daily routine. • Get quality – and quantity – sleep. Are you getting 7 to 9 hours of sleep each night? If your mind won’t...

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Posted on Feb 15, 2016 in Counseling, News, Relationships, Therapists, Therapy

Los atajos y sus patas cortas

Los desafiaos de la vida moderna introdujeron algunos términos como panic-attack, déficit de atención, hiperactividad que se han vuelto las nuevas enfermedades. de la vida moderna. La autora, entretanto, plantea una cuestión fundamental. Revisando las soluciones que para ello brinda la medicación y los libros de auto- ayuda, surge una pregunta: ¿No serian estos atajos que revelan las tentativas del hombre de evitar la incomodidad y la incertidumbre? En la actualidad asistimos a la proliferación de síntomas tales como panic-attack, dificultades en la capacidad de concentración, múltiples inhibiciones, cuadros de depresión o ansiedad. Algunas voces en el campo de la salud mental prefieren clasificar este popurrí de manifestaciones sintomáticas como “patologías modernas”. En función de esta nueva categoría clasificadora han surgido tratamientos o estrategias que prometen soluciones inmediatas e indoloras. Una de ellas es la medicación cuando es utilizada como “chaleco químico” en casos de hiperactividad, depresión, o ansiedad. La peligrosidad radica en su abuso y no su uso; es decir, cuando la medicación reemplaza el deseo de investigar,...

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Posted on Nov 23, 2015 in Counseling, Depression, Family, Holidays, News, Relationships

You Can Celebrate Holidays Even When You are Financially Stressed

If you feel like you must wait to celebrate the holiday season you are financially sound, you may be waiting for a long time. It is not difficult to see many think that celebrating holidays is all about spending money when so many commercials and advertisements entice people to spend money. If you look at it in a realistic way, it is not all about giving purchased gifts, or buying things simply so a family member or friend will have a package to open. It is about spending quality time with your family and friends. You might have heard it a million times, but the question is have you actually tried it? If you have not, then try it this holiday season. That, and a little planning could actually make your holiday season a happy one. Full disclosure If you are financially stressed, then be open about it; tell your family about the financial problems you are going through. There is no point in hiding it from them. If...

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Posted on Nov 18, 2015 in Anxiety, Counseling, Depression, Family, Holidays, News, Relationships, Stress

How to Cope with Holiday Stress

Holidays can get tiring because of the demands that come with them. What is meant to be a time away from stress and tension may end up involving the same yet again. With a few resolutions and precautions, it is possible to ensure stress-free holidays by keeping all your worries at bay. Understand your people The key to be free from conflicts during happy occasions is not to be over sentimental. Purposely or not, your family members may behave in a way that might hurt you. Being tolerant of such niggling details will let you enjoy the festive time with your loved ones. Learn to let go of expectations and compulsive attitudes and be forgiving instead. Try not to be fussy about people making fun of you, the traditions or celebrations. Learn to laugh with them or to simply counter them with a better joke. Plan ahead of holidays Holidays can mean a lot of work. So, planning is a must. Refer to the calendar and mark the days...

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Posted on Jun 16, 2015 in Counseling, Divorce, Family, News, Relationships, Therapy

Getting Over the Pain of a Divorce or Breakup

A divorce or breakup is a defining moment in a person’s life. For many, it is a nasty affair that is full of pain and suffering. The loss of a mate can be devastating. The first year, you may be full of rage, intense sorrow or anger and nothing seems to help. Please know that your life does not end because you are getting a divorce or you are going through a breakup. Here are some tips to help you cope with the grief. There is no ‘process’ for grieving The grief coming from a divorce or a breakup is not linear. To put it simply, there is no clear three or four step phase that you must pass through (like shock, denial, rage and acceptance) to get over the pain. A divorce or a breakup is chaotic and the stages can change from one moment to another. Some people expect that they will go through these phases and when it doesn’t happen, they start thinking that something must...

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