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January 28, 2023
by Elizabeth Pratt

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Teens Who Feel Positive About Their Lives May Have Better Heart Health In Adulthood

January 28, 2023 08:00 by Elizabeth Pratt  [About the Author]

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Teenagers with positive psychological assets like optimism and feeling loved are more likely to reach their 20s and 30s in good cardiometabolic health. A study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association found that teens who felt happy, optimistic, had good self-esteem, felt loved and felt a sense of belonging had better cardiometabolic health later in life compared to their peers without these positive psychological assets. [More]

February 18, 2020
by Patricia Tomasi

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How Does Divorce Affect Adolescents' Ability To Communicate With Their Parents?

February 18, 2020 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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Marriage is common and so is divorce. Over two million marriages occur in the U.S. per year. By the time a person turns 50 years of age, over 90 per cent of people in the U.S. have tied the knot. According to the American Psychological Association, a happy home gives a child the chance to be a healthier adult in all ways - mentally, physically, and emotionally. So what happens to teens whose parents’ divorce? Is it possible to create a happy home post-divorce? A recent Norwegian study published in the Journal of Public Health aimed to answer that question particularly when it came to divorce and conversational difficulties with parents and the effects on adolescent health and self-esteem. [More]

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


Dove’s #ChooseBeautiful Looks To Transform Beauty

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

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]