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December 24, 2017
by Christie Hunter

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New Years Resolutions

December 24, 2017 16:17 by Christie Hunter  [About the Author]

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A New Year has arrived and with a New Year comes new hopes and dreams just bursting to be fulfilled. Losing weight, quitting smoking, and getting healthy are by far the most popular resolutions. And yet the attainability of a resolution has become virtually impossible to achieve for most people. Breaking down goals into pragmatic parts results in more successful outcomes. [More]

April 13, 2015
by Lee Kehoe, MS, LMHC, NCC

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Dove’s #ChooseBeautiful Looks To Transform Beauty

April 13, 2015 10:32 by Lee Kehoe, MS, LMHC, NCC  [About the Author]

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Dove’s new campaign #ChooseBeautiful is challenging women across the globe to rethink what it means to be beautiful and acknowledge their own beauty. Dove’s most recent inspirational advertising placed a “beautiful” sign and an “average” sign above two adjacent doors of buidlings in San Francisco, Shanghai, London, Delhi, and Sao Paulo. The cameras were then rolling to see what women of all ages would do when faced with the decision to walk through the “average” door or the “beautiful” door. The large majority of women chose to walk under the “average” door, some with hesitation, others seemingly without thought. [More]

April 3, 2015
by Raushannah Johnson-Verwayne,Psy.D.

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Anything You Can Do I Can Do BETTER: Praise and Sense of Self in Children

April 3, 2015 07:55 by Raushannah Johnson-Verwayne,Psy.D.  [About the Author]

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It is a well-known fact that parenting does not come with a manual of standard procedure (which would indeed be helpful) and at times, various topics arise which make parents second-guess themselves. Recently, the topic of praise and narcissism has been at the forefront of social media and sensationalized pop-culture blogs. However, what is missing is an expert opinion on the matter based upon a combination of empiricism and years of experience with hundreds, even thousands of children. [More]

February 11, 2015
by Juliana Fruhling,MA-MFT, RCC

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Doctor's Orders- Time to Play Evidence Suggests

February 11, 2015 11:30 by Juliana Fruhling,MA-MFT, RCC  [About the Author]

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Research has shown that one tool that has proven to be effective in reducing anxiety in young children is educating parents to engage with their children in Non-Directive Play, also known as Child-Centred Play. Non-Directive Play Therapy has been practiced for years as an effective therapeutic technique to use with young children. [More]

August 22, 2014
by Eddins Counseling Group, M.Ed., LPC-S, CGP

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5 Ways to Improve Your Body Image

August 22, 2014 04:55 by Eddins Counseling Group, M.Ed., LPC-S, CGP  [About the Author]

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It’s summer, time for swimsuit season, sleeveless tops and cool, comfortable clothing. At least it is where I live, in hot and humid Houston, Tx. How is your body image in summer months? We are all bombarded by media messages day after day, but it can certainly increase in the summer months when we’re likely to be more exposed and more self-conscious of our bodies. [More]

August 30, 2013
by Cindy Marie Hosszu

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This is not a rite of passage...

August 30, 2013 08:00 by Cindy Marie Hosszu  [About the Author]

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Back to School Series: Bullying and being bullied is not a part of growing up. Bullying is not “kids being kids.” Being bullied is not a rite of passage. Over time, psychologists have come to understand just how damaging bullying behaviors can be to children, and into adulthood. Kids who are bullied are more likely to experience depression, anxiety, sadness, loneliness, changes i... [More]

July 24, 2013
by Ashley Marie

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Wednesday Wisdom: The Brain Workout

July 24, 2013 04:30 by Ashley Marie  [About the Author]

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The last article in our series on brainpower addressed the relationship between diet and mental capacity. But eating your way to a smarter brain is not enough. You should also actively exercise your brain muscles. In the same way that you might go for a jog to tone your legs, you should also give your brain a workout to sharpen your thinking. Benefits of Brain Exercises In a fascinating study o... [More]