The Impact of Social Media

The Impact of Social Media

Two of the greatest advances of the 21st century is the creation of the smartphone and the birth of social media. Today, people living in different states or who are in different social circles can discuss social issues, having conversations with...

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Avoiding Conflict

Avoiding Conflict

People tend to avoid conflict because of two primary factors: they are anxious that the other person may confront them about their own behaviors and then the individual has to take ownership over the problem and commit to making a change. People...

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The Secret to Happiness

The Secret to Happiness

The method with which happiness is obtained is frequently debated. Some people believe happiness is obtained by achieving success, such as a work promotion.  Others believe happiness is acquired by purchasing material items or by having wealth...

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What Anger Is Really About

What Anger Is Really About

Written by James Ogle, LCSW Attention To Wellness Counseling Practice Deerfield, Illinois Anger is often described as a negative emotion. People tend to forget there is a purpose behind all of our emotions. Anger can be a healthy emotion when...

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What is Anxiety?

What is Anxiety?

What is Anxiety? When individuals describe anxiety symptoms, they often talk about experiencing symptoms such as shortness of breath, feeling like their heart is racing, or their palms are sweating. As it turns out, anxiety is really the feeling...

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No Call Is Too Small

No Call Is Too Small

No Call Is Too Small   You’re super stressed. Feeling utterly alone. Or just have questions. Or you’re worried about a loved one. You’re not sure where to turn. You’ve seen phone numbers advertised for helplines, but you think, “That’s not...

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Therapy Journey

Therapy Journey

Can I create a therapy journey on my own? When do I need professional help? One of the things I hear from people when they have difficulty starting in therapy is, “I know what to do so I don’t need to see a therapist right now.”...

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