Navigating The Holidays With A Narcissist
Dec05

Navigating The Holidays With A Narcissist

The holidays are filled with love and merriment, but for people dealing with a narcissistic family member, they can also be filled with tension and stress. “Narcissism is not just something attributed to people who post selfies and list all their favorite meals on Facebook. It’s a diagnosable personality disorder that causes people to have a delusional sense of self-worth and lack of empathy.” – Ramani Durvaula, Ph.D. People with...

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22 Reasons to Be Thankful in 2022
Nov21

22 Reasons to Be Thankful in 2022

I love this time of year, the holiday season is finally here!! The giving spirit is everywhere in the air, the decorations and festivities bringing joy to everyone, there is so much to be thankful for. As much as we love the holidays, it can also be stressful for many – myself included. So I always like to make sure I focus on the positive and appreciate what I do have to keep myself on a peaceful path. With that in mind, let’s kick...

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Dissociation and Trauma
Nov01

Dissociation and Trauma

Have you ever had a bad experience and then try really hard not to think about it afterwards? Our brains, in an effort to protect us, employs one of its most creative and clever coping strategies to help you with this – Dissociation. What is Dissociation? Dissociation is when your brain places a mental block between your awareness and parts of your life that feel too scary to face. It is a state of disconnection from the here and now....

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Chronic Pain And Mental Health – Everything You Need To Know
Oct17

Chronic Pain And Mental Health – Everything You Need To Know

It is no secret that our country is experiencing a health crisis. In fact, 1 in 5 Americans suffer from chronic pain, and over half of Americans report living in pain each year…. This is an astounding number of people… Living in pain… Their mental health being negatively impacted on a daily basis. Our mind * body * soul are all connected so it makes sense if our bodies are in pain, our minds and our souls will be unaligned as well....

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How To Stand Up For Yourself
Oct10

How To Stand Up For Yourself

Something that many, many of struggle with is standing up for ourselves. The truth is, learning how to stand up for yourself actually betters your mental health and means you are looking out for your own well-being, respecting and honoring your self-worth. The thing is, when we are too passive during a difficult situation, we end up feeling like we have been walked all over and we’ve let ourselves down. We start feeling like doormats...

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4 Tips For Every Conscious Pet Parent
Oct03

4 Tips For Every Conscious Pet Parent

They may not be our flesh and blood, but pets certainly are beloved like they are our perfect little children! That’s why caring for them is every bit as important as caring for yourself and other humans. Just as each child does, each pet presents a unique set of challenges for their pet parent to go through. Bringing home the new puppy or new pet is one of the most exciting days ever. Along with that comes a lot of questions too –...

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Are You Experiencing A Midlife Crisis?
Sep05

Are You Experiencing A Midlife Crisis?

Though aging is the biggest blessing of all, it can also lead to feelings of depression, remorse and anxiety, causing many people to do things out of their character. Our society has given a name to these feelings, this phase of life in which we try to feel youthful again as we struggle to come to terms with the fact that we are closer to the end than to the beginning. That is a Midlife Crisis. We’ve all heard about them, many have...

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Signs Your Child May Be On Drugs
Aug29

Signs Your Child May Be On Drugs

Kids are overdosing at the highest rate ever now. There are more kids taking prescription pills, making trending drinks to numb themselves now than ever before. So we really need to be aware of it. Have you heard of the latest trend called Lean or sizzurp? Thanks to some NFL influencers, teens are overdosing on mixing cough syrup with codeine, soda and gummy candies to ‘have a good time’. Or taking street pills laced with fentanyl. Or...

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What Everyone Should Know About Stalking
Aug15

What Everyone Should Know About Stalking

Have you ever been stalked? Do you have a friend who has? Are you worried a friend/family member or someone you know may be stalking someone else? It is estimated that 13.5 million people are stalked every year in the USA. Nearly 1 in 3 women and 1 in 6 men have experienced stalking at some point in their lives. It comes in many different vile forms. Though all states list stalking as a crime, it is very rarely, and very hard, to...

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What Is Financial Abuse?
Aug08

What Is Financial Abuse?

The least spoken about form of abuse, yet the #1 reason people stay in or return to an abusive relationship is Financial Abuse. Generally when people talk about abuse, one’s mind goes to physical, sexual, emotional, but we never seem to talk about the financial abuse that is present in nearly every (more than 99%) of domestic violence cases. What is Financial Abuse? Financial abuse is the control of one’s ability to acquire, use...

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