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15 November 2013
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Dying to Be Thin…Is Gluten-Free All It’s Cracked Up to Be?

When we think of eating disorders, generally we think of the most common ones listed in the DSM IV: anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge-eating disorder.  By definition eating disorders are a group of serious conditions in which individuals are so preoccupied with food and weight that they often lack focus on other things. They […]


14 November 2013
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Strengthening Family Relationships

Some spouses feel like they have nothing in common besides the kids and the problems. Some parents feel like they don’t know their own child anymore, now that she’s a teenager. Some families seem to be going in all directions, except together. Fortunately, even the most distant and uncomfortable family relationships can be strengthened. Many […]


13 November 2013
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I’m the “Head of the House?”

Is it important to have a leader in a relationship? Some would agree and say yes, while others would say no. For instance, in a heterosexual relationship or marriage, many would agree that the man is considered the leader. He is expected to ensure that everything concerning his family is taken care of. He ensures […]


12 November 2013
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Adult Children of Divorced Parents

  Divorce. The word alone is considered taboo in the American culture; nobody wants to hear it, see it or experience it, but divorce has been prevalent since the 1980s. Just recently has the divorce rate dropped from 50% to 40% with a prediction of a lower percentage in the future (“Divorce Rates in 2013”, […]


11 November 2013
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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

In honor of our veteran’s our post today is about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Personal accounts concerning traumatic events showed that those with post-traumatic stress disorder recurrently re-experience the traumatic incident; evade others, situations, or thoughts connected with the incident; and have symptoms of undue emotions (Baldwin, 2011). A traumatic experience […]


11 November 2013
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Breaking Free of Emotional Abuse

The first thing to understand when you are in this situation – and it cannot be emphasized enough – is that it is NOT normal. You deserve better, no matter who you are, no matter what mistakes you might feel you’ve made in the relationship. While every couple has times of trouble and problems to […]


10 November 2013
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How to Recognize Emotional Abuse

What are the signs of emotional abuse? Emotional abuse is any nonphysical behavior or attitude that controls, intimidates, subjugates, demeans, punishes or isolates another person by using degradation, humiliation or fear (according to Beverly Engel’s book, The Emotionally Abusive Relationship—How to Stop Being Abused and How to Stop Abusing), yelling, screaming, and name-calling are all […]


8 November 2013
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Today’s Teen

In today’s society teens face many real-life troubling issues, regarding, school, family life, teen violence, relationships in and out of their home, health, daily stress, rejection, bullying, teen sex, teen pregnancy, abuse, drugs, drinking, depression, body image, etc. During many of these troubling issues teens are experiencing: hormonal growth, finding a balance between their desire […]

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