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How Can You Comfort Someone Who Has Lost a Loved One?

Losing someone at any stage of your life can be a challenging experience to overcome, and trying to do it alone can make it harder. When you have lost a loved one, this can often affect your life emotionally and physically. Since many have to work through the stages of grief, they’ll hit different emotional…

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How Do I Stop Stressing About Money? Guide to Coping With Financial Anxiety

Money can often be the root cause of your stress. You may be worried about how you’ll be able to make upcoming payments or are unsure how the market will affect your state of living. This stress can affect many aspects of your life and make it difficult to focus on work or other priorities,…

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How Can I Save My Marriage? 10 Tips for Rebuilding Intimacy

Marriage can be one of the most exciting life experiences as you and your partner navigate life together. You’ve chosen to experience every up and down in life with your partner. And while the journey can be amazing, there are still tough times.  During the difficult moments, you may notice that the connection you have…

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Positive Parenting: 10 Tips for Raising Mentally Strong Kids

Positive parenting and positive discipline focus on teaching good behavior in kids using a kind and firm approach. It’s a parenting principle that assumes children are born good and desire to do the right thing and need guidance on acting appropriately. It emphasizes the importance of mutual respect and a positive parent-child relationship.  This approach…

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5 Benefits of Mindfulness for Your Mental Health

Do your thoughts get the best of you? Do you find yourself getting into cycles of thinking the same negative thoughts? Many people have negative intruding thoughts that can impact the state of their mental health.  These thoughts can increase feelings of anxiety, stress, or depression. Finding a way to mitigate these intrusive thoughts can…

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How Do You Forgive Someone Who Hurt You? The Path to Healing

Forgiveness can be a difficult thing to accomplish. It takes a having a personal drive to forgive and allowing yourself the needed time to get there. However, once you can forgive someone, you’ll feel peace of mind and as if a weight has been lifted off your shoulders.  Many people may want to forgive someone…

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Why is Goal Setting Important for Your Mental Health?

At the beginning of the year, goal setting is a popular thing to do. Many people use the New Year to catapult themselves into habits and goals that they want to achieve.  Setting goals is a way for people to make an active effort to change their life and improve their mental health. Often, people…

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What are the Stages of Grief? A Guide to Coping with Loss

Grief is a normal response to losing someone or something. The overwhelming feelings can sometimes bring on unexpected experiences of emotions, shock, anger, disbelief, guilt, and sadness. Sometimes your physical health can be affected by making it difficult to eat, sleep, or think clearly.  Knowing how to cope with grief can be difficult. Everyone has…

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Why is Parenting so Hard? Here’s How Counseling Can Help

Parenting is a thankless job that can be an incredibly rewarding and enjoyable life journey. Children are a gift, but even the most cool-headed parent can have their grievances when trying to be kind, caring, and dedicated to them. Life events also face many parents at unprecedented times, creating challenges along the way. Those moments…

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What Is the Best Therapy for Couples? Ask a Counselor

The right kind of couples therapy can change the course of relationships. If all goes well, you will receive the help you need, and a new phase of your life will begin. Perhaps you are ready to get started, but you may not know what types of therapy are available. In that case, the next…