Emotional Recovery

When Grief Necessitates Treatment

  Anger, depression, bargaining, acceptance, denial. These are the five stages of grief which never appear in any particular order or quantity. Grief is a process of mourning as well as healing. Grieving a loss can take time and energy, at times feeling as though it may never end. The grieving process can take days,...
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Love Addiction Hurts

The National Post reports on new research from the University of Oxford which is seeking to validify the experience of love addiction. “In a new paper, the Oxford team says there now exists abundant evidence from brain-based studies to support their claim ‘love is (or at least can be) an addiction,’” Love, the act of...
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Fort Hood: “Circumstances Remain Very Fluid”

Fort Hood shooting incident leads the news Last evening breaking news carried the horrific story of another mass shooting at Fort Hood, Texas. From about 4:30PM Central Daylight Time (CDT) and on through today the news media has been covering the story of Army Spec. Ivan Lopez and his, as yet not fully understood, assault...
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New Study Seeks To Answer: “Are there long lasting psychiatric effects, a legacy, of being a bully or being bullied?”

Legacy defined Let’s learn about the word legacy. What occurs to you when you hear the word legacy? Does the word conjure positive images or negative images? For the record, it is an old word dating back to about 1325. As a noun, it is usually considered a legal word meaning a gift or bequest...
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Ways To Journey Through Complicated Grief

This week our nation observed Veterans Day. While Veterans Day is a day to honor all who have served in the military for our country, it is not to be confused with Memorial Day which is a day to honor all who died in service to our country. Both days cause us to reach out...
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Maybe They Just “Don’t Get It!” Study Suggests Alcohohlic Men Struggle Processing Humor, Irony and Empathy

If we think back to our childhood we might remember watching a television show with our family and noticed that our parents would laugh or maybe even tear-up at a particular scene. At the time we might have sensed they understood something we just “didn’t get.” We didn’t get the humor or the irony of...
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Hurricane Sandy: Coping With The Emotional Toll Of Natural Disasters

Damage from the 1900 Galveston hurricane, the deadliest natural disaster in U.S. history, was extensive. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Facing natural disasters Depending on where you live and your lifestyle it is almost a given that sooner or later you will be faced with a natural disaster. Some disasters, like earthquakes, mudslides and wildfires, happen quickly...
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Is It Time To Unplug For Your Own Recovery?

Just the other day an email arrived from a friend that said: “I am going on a Women’s Leadership Retreat  so will not have any phone or computer access from Friday night until Tuesday morning.” Suddenly we envisioned the pure delight of looking forward to “unplugging” for four to five days. When was the last...
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Does The Noise in My Head Bother You?

Happy New Year from Jana’s Corner! A new year full of possibilities. How exciting! Or daunting… What are you committed to in 2011? We’d love to hear from you and what you’re working on this year. Let us know if you need any help getting to where you want to be. Maybe you need to...
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