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Jan

Look For The “Silver Linings Playbook” ~ It Might Shine For You

Look For The Silver Lining Look for the silver lining When e’er a cloud appears in the blue. Remember some where the sun is shining, And so the right thing to do, Is make it shine for you. A heart, full of joy and gladness, Will always banish sadness and strife. So always look for...
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27
Dec

Parents: Are Your Children Bullying Others About Food Allergies And Obesity? You May Want To Think Twice About A New Year’s Resolution!

New Year’s Resolutions It is that time of year again when we all think about making a New Year’s resolution. Maybe the sculptor, Henry Moore, had the right idea when he said: I think in terms of the day’s resolutions, not the years’. As people in recovery know, it is always a good idea to...
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24
Dec

Holiday News: Sibling Rivalry Can Affect Onset Of Depression, Anxiety, and Self-Esteem Issues!

Christmas Eve (Photo credit: Wikipedia) It’s Christmas Eve!  If you celebrate Christmas, then chances are over the next 48 hours you will be scrambling to finish your shopping and/or traveling to be with family to celebrate, enjoy a traditional meal and spend a great time with your grandparents, parents, siblings, spouses, children, cousins, nieces and...
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13
Dec

“Hallelujah!” ~ Study Finds Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Benefits Many Being Treated For Depression

English: Leonard Cohen (Photo credit: Wikipedia) “I speak of a clinical depression that is the background of your entire life, a background of anguish and anxiety, a sense that nothing goes well, that pleasure is unavailable and all your strategies collapse.” …Leonard Cohen Holidays and depression This is the time of year when many people...
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12
Dec

Teen Dating Violence Could Be A Predictor For Adult Health Problems

New study examines teen dating violence The results of a new study were published on-line December 10, 2012, in the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics: Longitudinal Associations Between Teen Dating Violence Victimization and Adverse Health Outcomes. This research was conducted by Deinera Exner-Cortens, MPH, John Eckenrode, PhD, and Emily Rothman, ScD. Both...
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06
Dec

PARENTHOOD: Learning About Asperger’s Syndrome

Serendipity and television  How much television do you watch? Of course, in today’s world television viewing has evolved to include a 24 hour broadcasting menu with hundreds of channels and in excess of 50 nationwide broadcasting networks delivered to most households via cable subscription offering DVR (digital video recorder) programming and OnDemand viewing.  All of...
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05
Dec

DSM-5 Approved By APA: Learn About The “Ins & Outs”

Headlines are buzzing about the DSM-5 If you have been reading the mental health headlines over the past couple of days, then for sure you have seen at least one headline dealing with the American Psychiatric Association’s (APA) final approval of the 5th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). According...
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29
Nov

Surviving SAD Days: Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall

English: A 30 kHz bright light therapy lamp (Innosol Rondo) used to treat seasonal affective disorder.  (Photo credit: Wikipedia) 2012 Winter Solstice will occur on December 21 Many people pay very little attention to when the winter season begins each year. To them it is just another day on the calendar; however, for at least...
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21
Nov

LINCOLN: The Movie, The Man, And The Importance Of Thankgsgiving One Day At A Time!

English: Abraham Lincoln and his son Tad looking at an album of photographs. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Recovery is a process, we take simple steps one day at a time. We learn how to live sober and we relearn how to work through issues and day to day events, all the while keeping our eye on...
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25
Oct

“Stop Being A Bully!” New Study Examines Who Is More Likely To Bully

Physical bullying at school, as depicted in the film Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) A few generations back one could hear a parent say to their child: “Stop being a bully!” It was something parents would say when they wanted one child to “stop picking” on another child. Teachers said it, too. The...
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