7 Tips to Manage Difficult Feelings During the Holidays

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7 Tips to Manage Difficult Feelings During the Holidays

  The holidays are difficult for a lot of people. It could be that your holidays involve family conflicts, financial pressures, or are associated with bad memories. And even if you generally enjoy the holidays, they can be stressful because you’re extra busy, not following your normal routine, and get overtired. And this year, the […]

Coping with Loneliness

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Coping with Loneliness

Coping with Loneliness: How to Reconnect with Yourself and Others Is loneliness becoming more pervasive? I’m not sure, but sometimes it seems that way. We’re all so busy that it can be hard to make time to socialize and prioritize face-to-face relationship building time. Many of us don’t have a sense of community or even […]

The Power of Gratitude: 30 Gratitude Journal Prompts

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The Power of Gratitude: 30 Gratitude Journal Prompts

November is upon us and with it comes the official season of gratitude in the United States. Gratitude can have a significant positive influence on our physical and mental health, but like other healthy habits, even though we know it’s good for us, we often struggle to practice it consistently. Why is gratitude so hard […]

Should I Leave a Toxic Relationship?

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Should I leave a toxic relationship

  Deciding whether to end a relationship is a big decision. In fact, it’s one of the things I see people struggle with the most as a therapist. For a codependent, the decision to leave a toxic or addicted partner is especially hard. You’ve tried and tried, but things don’t ever seem to get better […]

5 Triggers That Can Lead to Drug Abuse Relapse

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5 Triggers that Can Lead to Drug Abuse Relapse, substance abuse relapse, alcoholism, codependency

Overcoming any addiction requires a lifelong commitment to recovery. The road is a long one, and for many people, the prospect of seeking treatment is a bleak one. According to the American Addiction Centers, up to 90% of the people who struggle with addiction do not receive the treatment they need. Even those people who […]