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Why Do Celebrity Deaths Impact Us

The tragic passing last week of NBA superstar Kobe Bryant stirred strong emotions for some people. It’s helpful to notice our emotional reaction to grief, as it can connect us to one another, and to the practice of gratitude. Almost every single one of us can name a celebrity death that affected us. Maybe it […]

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Seasonal Affective Disorder

The popular phrase, “Spring ahead. Fall back,” referring to the changing of our clocks for Daylight Savings Time has a deeper impact for some people. Have you recently been experiencing depressed moods, a noticeable loss of energy and motivation, more time spent in bed and sleeping, increased anxiety, and difficulty staying focused?  You are not […]

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Mobile Gaming Addiction On The Rise

Like most of us today, you have probably experienced playing some form of game or games on your mobile device at one time or another. If you have, you likely already understand just how easy it can be to get engulfed in solving puzzles, shooting your opponents, unlocking new collectible items, and climbing to the […]

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6 Signs You May Need Anger Management Help

Everyone experiences feelings of anger from time to time. It can even be healthy to let that anger out. However, not everyone can keep control of those emotions. Experiencing uncontrolled anger is certainly not the most comfortable situation, but what can be even worse is having to deal with the ramifications. If you or someone […]

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Social Media Anxiety Disorder

When was the last time you checked your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Snapchat account? Do you ever feel anxious when you are unable to check them? You may be surprised to know that social media anxiety disorder is a real disorder. It is a mental health condition with great similarities to social anxiety disorder. Anxiety […]

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Recognizing and Understanding Panic Attacks

I have heard it described many times before. It usually starts with, “I didn’t know what was happening to me.” They then go on to describe an overwhelming feeling of fear. Feelings of dizziness and or being a little lightheaded come on. Palms sweat and sometimes shake. Their face feels flushed. Blood pressure goes through […]

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Is Facebook Bad for Your Mental Health?

Ping. Ping ping ping. Swoosh. Ping. Oh hi. Hello. I’m sorry, I didn’t see you there. Ping. Sorry. Okay, I’ll put this thing away. I posted a video of my dog on Facebook this afternoon; he learned to hula hoop. I had to share. The people love it. Ping ping ping. That’s one way to […]

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Prioritize Your Mental Health in 2017

While your friends and family are resolving to cook more dinners at home; to lose 50 pounds; to travel more; or to check seeing Tom Petty in concert off the old bucket list, but you’re starting smaller: with yourself. You’ve decided the year 2017 is the year of you. 2017 is the year you have […]

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Mindfulness & Self Care Are Key to Relieving Holiday Stress

It’s the hap-happiest season of all With those holiday greetings and gay happy meetings When friends come to call It’s the hap-happiest season of all For some of us, the holiday season dredges up more feelings of stress and anxiety than it does feelings of comfort and joy. The family gatherings, buying gifts and the […]

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