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14
Apr

The Reality of Phobias

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Most people experience a certain degree of anxiety or nervousness from time to time. Whether related to family issues, jobs, health or finances, stress is a normal part of life that many people learn to effectively manage. For some, however, extreme anxiety disorders, such as phobias, are much harder to manage and can become quite [...]

01
Apr

April 15 is right around the corner. Do you still need to complete your taxes?

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Many people procrastinate when tax time rolls around. It doesn’t matter if you’re expecting a refund or you have to write a check. Either way, it’s not a fun task. Truth is, there may be some psychological issues that could be causing you to procrastinate. Let’s take a closer look at some of the possibilities: [...]

23
Mar

Which summer camp is right for your child?

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With warmer weather and the end of the school year quickly approaching, it’s time to think about summer plans for your kids. Summer camp is a great option, since it offers a fun way for kids to learn a new skill, make friends and develop independence. But choosing the right camp may seem like a [...]

03
Mar

How to help when an elderly loved one is depressed

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  While certainly common in older populations, depression is not considered a normal part of the aging process. For many years, depression in elderly people went greatly undiagnosed. Often the symptoms presented looked different than what doctors saw in their younger patients and were explained away as either a side effect of a particular medication [...]

06
Feb

Make February 14 the New Year’s Day of Your Relationship

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  With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, love, or the lack there of, is probably a topic of conversation among people you know. Some of you might be longing to rekindle a love that has died down over time, yet are unsure how to begin. If you’re like many couples, the addition of children, [...]

06
Jan

Seasonal Affective Disorder

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What You Need to Know   With the holiday season behind us and the dark, cold days of winter in full swing, you may find yourself feeling more down than usual. If so, know that you are not alone. Many people this time of year suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) or the “winter blues”. [...]

16
Dec

The Holiday Blues

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  Although the holiday season is typically a time of joy, wonder and family togetherness, the emotions are often quite different for someone who is grieving. Whether your grief stems from the death of a family member, a divorce, the loss of a job or the diagnosis of an illness, the holidays often magnify pain [...]

04
Dec

‘Tis the Season for Family Gatherings

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  Ah, the holidays. In our minds—and often in our memories—we have a vision:  the halls are decked, turkeys and truffles abound and carolers make their way through the snowy streets as our happy families nestle by the fire, feasting and toasting the impending New Year. Though we cannot fault Norman Rockwell for his intentions, [...]

20
Nov

A Stress-Less Holiday

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  With the holidays nearly upon us, chances are you’ve started receiving invitations to parties, events and social gatherings. While the hustle and bustle of the season is exciting, it can also be overwhelming for many people. The holidays are advertised as a time for families to relax and enjoy each other, when in reality [...]

06
Nov

7 Ways to Take the Stress Out of Homework

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  If you are a parent of school-age children, chances are you’ve dealt with homework issues at some point. Though homework is an important tool for reinforcing what your child is learning at school, it often results in stress, anxiety and emotional drama for both students and parents. Here are seven ways you can help [...]