What Food Anxiety Looks Like in Children

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Food anxiety impacts roughly 35 percent of children ages five to 12. The highest occurrence in that age group is between eight and 10. It’s a disorder that interferes with your child’s relationship with food, which, if unmanaged, can lead to eating disorders and more significant medical problems in the future. It goes beyond pickiness […]

Common Communication Barriers and How to Overcome Them

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Healthy communication is the foundation for so much of our lives. With family, friends, partners, co-workers, and strangers, communication is what bridges the gap and creates productive connections and relationships. Yet, for many reasons, we will all endure times of struggle in this area.  If communication barriers remain unrecognized and unaddressed, the daily challenges will […]

Can Social Media Make Anxiety Worse?

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Human connection is a basic need that is important for all of us. We rely on companionship for our happiness and mental health, and the invention of the internet and phones enhanced the way we stay in contact with people. Having easy access to socialization and support can improve our overall sense of well-being. Today, […]

What To Do If You Share Different Desires in Bed

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It’s okay for partners to have different interests, hobbies, and habits. It’s even okay to have different needs and wants. As long as you’re actively communicating with each other, you can work through those differences effectively and find ways to make your relationship stronger.  But, it’s not always easy to discuss your desires, no matter […]

Beyond Meditation: Everyday Activities to Cultivate Mindfulness

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Mindfulness isn’t just meditation. It is a state of mind that can be applied to any daily activity, such as walking, eating, speaking, and breathing. Being mindful is all about how present you are in your life. It allows you to pause, take a breath, and appreciate the world around you. Let’s explore a bit […]

Mastering Finances Post-Divorce: 4 Helpful Tips

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Going through a divorce is no easy feat. After the dust settles, it can feel impossible to regroup your finances.  Post-divorce, you’re looking at things through a solo lens rather than a combined effort. You may need to manage certain aspects of your finances for the first time. There may be debt involved from one […]

Task Completion and ADHD: Why It’s So Hard and How to Improve

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The world doesn’t stop moving because you have ADHD. Whether you’re neurotypical or neurodivergent, tasks still need to be done just the same.  Having ADHD may make matters more difficult, become frustrating, and even interfere with school/work and family. It’s important that you give yourself grace and understand that it isn’t your fault.  Knowing how […]

Rebuilding Trust: Tips for Recovering from Infidelity Trauma

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If you just found out your partner has been unfaithful, you might be feeling like your relationship has imploded. Rebuilding trust after such a breach can feel like an impossible ask. However, with commitment from both parties, open communication, and a plan to heal the relationship, infidelity doesn’t have to mean the end. Validate Each […]

What Are the Most Common Types of Addiction?

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When people say something’s so good it’s addictive, they probably don’t mean it’s destroying their life structure, threatening their relationships, and leaving them with uncontrollable anxiety. Real, true addiction isn’t light-hearted. It feels all-encompassing and inescapable. At some point, it can be hard to remember who you are without the addiction. Every call to act […]

Balancing Act: Tips for Juggling Work, Life, and Stress in Today’s World

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Juggling work, life, and stress does not have a finish line. It’s a never-ending process that must factor in changes in all facets of your life. In a new kind of world built on profits and device usage, it can be challenging to maintain such a balance. Even the term work-life balance puts “work” first. […]