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Insomnia

Insomnia

Every night I dread going to sleep. I can predict another sleepless night that awaits me. I lay in bed watching shows on my tablet, hoping the sandman will come along and sprinkle magical sleep dust on my head. My sleep is restless. The cat jumps on my bed, there’s a...

12 Tricks to Surviving the Holidays

12 Tricks to Surviving the Holidays

 * Realize that some things are out of your control– We can not control the traffic, the weather or the actions of others. There are things that will go wrong and they are simply out of your control. Giving yourself the permission to let go of the control of...

Love & Conflict

Love & Conflict

We never really had problems in our relationship. We love each other very much, lately it seems like the stress of life, kids, work, family and other responsibilities monopolized our resources of time, money, and energy; causing us to argue more than we ever have...

Through the Difficult Years

Through the Difficult Years

When I had my baby, everyone told me to get ready for the sleepless nights and terrible twos. No one told me to about the obnoxious teen years. Raising a teenager is not what it use to be. The life of a teenager has become more complex with the addition of a fast pace...

Don’t Push Me

Don’t Push Me

Many children get teased at one point in their lives, whether it be at school or at home. Unfortunately, bullying is not necessary the same thing as a friendly teasing amongst siblings or good friends. Bullying is hurtful, debilitating, scarring, and potentially...

Phase of Life

Phase of Life

As human beings we can expect to face struggle, adversities and pain. So, how do we cope with these burdens? How do we move forward in our lives when we’re pulling so much weight? We may find ourselves amidst changes and circumstances for which we no point of...

Falling Under Pressure

Falling Under Pressure

During an age when adolescents have fluctuating hormones, pressure from parents to succeed in school (to ultimately get into a good college), fitting in with peers is an added pressure all teens will face. Many teens are aware of and seek out, what I call the “cool”...

Please Excuse Me, While My Thoughts Race

Please Excuse Me, While My Thoughts Race

Most mornings I find myself dragging my feet for that warm cup of coffee, I depend on it to pick me up. After last night, I barely slept, most of the night I tossed and turned as my head was filled with all the things I need to do. At night, my mind is jumping from...

Falling Deeper

Falling Deeper

When you feel a lack of motivation, feel tired all the time no matter how much sleep you get and find yourself not enjoying the activities you once loved to do, these are signs of mild to moderate depression. Feelings of worthlessness or excessive feelings of guilt,...

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