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4 Questions to Ask Yourself If You Want to Change

4 Questions to Ask Yourself If You Want to Change

Change isn't easy. Change sucks. It doesn't matter what the change is. It could be as small as losing 5 pounds or as large as deciding to go to rehab.  Take a moment and think about one area of your life you want to change. It could be anything - your weight,...

6 Ways to Reduce Chronic Pain

6 Ways to Reduce Chronic Pain

Source: Filmwithmark/Pixabay An estimated 30% of individuals in the United States report experiencing chronic pain with females reporting slightly higher levels than males (Johannes et al., 2010). Chronic pain impacts many areas of our lives: relationships, work,...

The Deep Dark Hole of Depression

The Deep Dark Hole of Depression

That deep dark hole of depression is scary yet familiar to so many of us. It feels like it is calling our name just waiting for something to happen. It takes that one rejection, that one failed project, that one broken relationship, that one mess up that pushes us...

Finding Joy in the Journey

Finding Joy in the Journey

  Have you ever created a goal, reached it, become content, and then went looking for the next best thing? How quickly our lives adjust. We get our dream job and soon enough we start wondering when the promotion comes. We get accepted into school and then it...

The Family History of Addiction

The Family History of Addiction

Source: Many of us see our family member struggling with addiction and make the decision to run away as far as we can from that. Others of us, often unconsciously, go down the same path as our loved one by falling into the cycle of addiction. It’s hard to say why...

Creating Change in Our Lives

Creating Change in Our Lives

Source: As the captain, you have to prepare for the journey on the ground as best you can. We have to look at the overall journey and where we want our destination to be. Then we have to work forwards and backwards to think about how we’re going to get there. In an...

Reasons Why Your Teen Is Drinking

Reasons Why Your Teen Is Drinking

Alcohol and substance use is widespread among adolescents with recent figures finding that 71% of students have tried alcohol and 54% have reported being drunk at least once by the time they leave high school. Similarly, 36% of teens have reported drinking and 16%...

Learning to Tolerate Life’s Uncertainty

Learning to Tolerate Life’s Uncertainty

I’m going to propose something a little radical: I want you to stop trying to find the answers to all your burning questions. Stop trying to find the ONE answer to life’s big questions. Stop looking for the key to happiness. Stop looking for what makes the perfect...

How Happiness Happens From the Inside-Out

How Happiness Happens From the Inside-Out

Congratulations - You just got that job! You just got promoted! You just got married! Your kids got accepted into Harvard! What if I told you that one or all of these things were true? More importantly, what if I told you that none of these things will make you...

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