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How to Fit Romance Back into Your Scheduled Sex Life

How to Fit Romance Back into Your Scheduled Sex Life

It’s the natural course of things in any romantic relationship: as time passes, the “newness” and “butterflies” gives way to routine. You always know what to expect from your partner, and you’ve heard all their stories. While your love for your partner has grown and matured along with you and your relationship, it’s not uncommon […]

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Why Timing is Everything When it Comes to Marriage Counseling

Why Timing is Everything When it Comes to Marriage Counseling

Seeking help from a marriage counselor is not unlike seeking help from a mechanic. It makes little sense to take your car into the shop a month after it started making a horrific noise. When you finally take the car in, too much damage has been done and your engine is beyond repair. At the same time, […]

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5 Ways to Recharge Your Energy After a Rough Day

5 Ways to Recharge Your Energy After a Rough Day

Few things zap your energy the way a stressful day can. Stress is known to reduce our levels of serotonin and dopamine, neurotransmitters that play an important role in our mood, energy and motivation. After a difficult day, you might be tempted to lounge on the couch watching TV until it’s time to go to […]

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How Focusing on Your Faith Can Help with Depression & Anxiety

How Focusing on Your Faith Can Help with Depression & Anxiety

It has long been believed that having faith is key to getting through some of life’s greatest challenges. A spiritual practice can often give people the strength and confidence to push through obstacles and make positive changes. But can faith have a positive effect on depression and anxiety? According to new research, it can. Your […]

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What is Trauma and What Causes it?

What is Trauma and What Causes it?

You most likely won't get through life without a fair amount of stress. However, some people experience not just stress, sadness or grief, but actual trauma. This can be from events like being involved in a bad car accident, rape, a natural disaster, or war. PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) is a result of experiencing […]

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How Focusing on Your Faith Can Help with Depression & Anxiety January 4, 2019 by Chris McMullen Leave a Comment It has long been believed that having faith is key to getting through some of life’s greatest challenges. A spiritual practice can often give people the strength and confidence to push through obstacles and make positive changes. But can faith have a positive effect on depression and anxiety? According to new research, it can. Your […] What is Trauma and What Causes it? December 24, 2018 by Chris McMullen Leave a Comment You most likely won’t get through life without a fair amount of stress. However, some people experience not just stress, sadness or grief, but actual trauma. This can be from events like being involved in a bad car accident, rape, a natural disaster, or war. PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) is a result of experiencing […] Suffering from Addiction: When to Ask for Help

Suffering from Addiction: When to Ask for Help

When it comes to addiction, there’s one thing that all addicts have in common: at some point, they realize that their life is headed down a path they don’t want to go down. Addiction can begin innocently enough; someone might start taking drugs or drinking out of curiosity, peer pressure, as a coping mechanism to […]

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4 Signs of Emotional Trauma: Little known symptoms of PTSD

4 Signs of Emotional Trauma: Little known symptoms of PTSD

When you think about someone experiencing trauma, incidents such as a violent or sexual assault or a terrible car accident might come to mind. But there are other, subtler forms of trauma that can negatively affect our lives and hinder our relationships. Emotional trauma can be just as devastating as experiencing sexual abuse, domestic violence, […]

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How Compassion Can Help You Support Someone Dealing with Addiction

How Compassion Can Help You Support Someone Dealing with Addiction

It can often be difficult knowing how to navigate a relationship that is tainted by addiction. Often, loved ones are told that helping an addict means creating codependency, and that the best thing to do is show some “tough love,” even if that means walking away.  How Compassion Can Help But is this really true? […]

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The Difference Between ADD & ADHD

The Difference Between ADD & ADHD

When searching for information on mental health issues, you’ll find attention deficit disorder (ADD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) lumped together. In fact, you’ll often read ADD/ADHD. So it’s easy to see why people get confused. Before we talk about the differences, it’s worth it to take a brief historical look at attention deficit […]

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Creative Ideas for Improving Communication in Your Relationship

Creative Ideas for Improving Communication in Your Relationship

Whether conducted in the United States or far off lands, many surveys find the number one reason for divorce is poor communication. Beyond having different communication styles, issues often arise when both partners are not comfortable talking about their feelings. The good news is, talking about feelings is not the only, or even necessarily the best, […]

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