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Empathy in Recovery

April 15, 2019

According to the Cambridge English Dictionary, Empathy is “the ability to share someone else’s feelings or experiences by imagining what it would be like to be in that person’s situation”. This means you are able to identify and understand another individual’s feelings and motives without having to actually share their experience. An empathetic person is…

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In What Ways Can I Find Freedom Through Sobriety?

April 11, 2019

The journey to recovery is different for everyone. We’re all made up of unique thought processes, personalities, histories, relationships, painful experiences, accomplishments, health conditions and so much more – it’s only fitting that these elements that make up who we are will go onto influence the way we perceive ourselves and our recovery. As the…

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How Can You Get An Addict Into Rehab?

April 8, 2019

Have you ever seen a wounded wild animal? Perhaps you’ve seen something caught in a trap or in a fence, thrashing wildly to get free, but lashing out at anyone who comes near to try and help it? This analogy is easily relatable to the stories of many whose loved one is trapped in the…

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How Do I Overcome Insecurity?

How Do I Overcome Insecurity?

March 29, 2019

Being insecure is the feeling of believing that you are not good enough. This can cause you to question everything around you as being too good to be true. You can overcome insecurity by understanding the value of your worth and being confident that everything in your life will be fine. Insecurity can lead to…

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Gifts to Give Someone with Anxiety

Gifts to Give Someone with Anxiety

March 29, 2019

If you do not have anxiety, it may be hard to understand what your loved one is going through. Whether it is your loved one’s birthday, a special occasion, Christmas, Chanukah, anniversary, or any other holiday, this present you give them will show them how much you care about their struggles with anxiety and that…

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Learning From Amanda Bynes’s Struggles with Addiction and Mental Illness

Learning From Amanda Bynes’s Struggles with Addiction and Mental Illness

March 27, 2019

Amanda Bynes had a promising career as a child star with a lot of promise. What looked like bizarre behavior on Twitter and her series of arrests were just a cry for help for her mental health disorder. Bynes showed the world how with the use of the internet, we can see how mental illness…

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Is Social Media Anxiety Real?

Is Social Media Anxiety Real?

March 26, 2019

Most people who have social media accounts are able to check their notifications without feeling any form of anxiety. The Anxiety and Depression Association of America says that 20% of people with social media account cannot go more than three hours without checking them which can be a symptom of social media anxiety. It is…

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How to Help Your Depressed Child

How to Help Your Depressed Child

March 25, 2019

Childhood depression can often be mistaken as just child-like hormones as a part of growing up. According to the Child Mind Institute Children’s Mental Health Report, 60% of children with diagnosable depression are not in treatment. It is important not to ignore the signs of childhood depression and to create a safety plan to ensure…

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What Happens When You Stop Drinking Alcohol?

What Happens When You Stop Drinking Alcohol?

March 24, 2019

Consuming large quantities of alcohol can have horrible effects on your body as well as your social life. You could be feeling very sluggish, sick, develop cancers such as towards your liver and colon, and you will not be the best you can be. When you stop drinking alcohol, you will get back everything you…

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How to Overcome Anxiety on Your First Day of Work

How to Overcome Anxiety on Your First Day of Work

March 24, 2019

It can be very stressful starting a new job. Even if this is familiar work that you have done for other companies, every company has their own rules and policies that must be followed. It is important to remember how normal it is to be nervous on your first day of work and to breathe,…

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How to Go From Being Your Own Worst Enemy to Your Own Best Friend

How to Go From Being Your Own Worst Enemy to Your Own Best Friend

March 22, 2019

We all have a tendency to be our own critic. We tend not to look at ourselves in a very appealing light when we compare ourselves to others. It is important to remind yourself every day why you stand out from the rest and how liking yourself is a very important quality people like to…

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How Do Women Handle Anxiety Differently Than Men?

How Do Women Handle Anxiety Differently Than Men?

March 21, 2019

Because women are expected to be perfect in their roles of wife and mother, there is a lot of anxiety and stress that they experience to ensure they do a good job. The hormones of a woman tend to fluctuate more than a man which can affect their mood and they also do not hold…

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