12017Aug
What is an Eating Disorder? Important Signs and Symptoms

What is an Eating Disorder? Important Signs and Symptoms

Having an eating disorder can be debilitating because it takes away your time, energy, and focus. A serious eating disorder can prevent you from fully living the emotional, social, and physical dimensions of life. If you think you might have an eating disorder, it’s vital to understand the symptoms and get support as soon as…

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282017Jul
How Men and Women Grieve Differently

How Men and Women Grieve Differently

Experiencing loss and bereavement is an inevitable part of life, and losing a loved one can set off an intense period of sadness known as grief. While everyone has their own way of coping with grief and loss, a range of factors can contribute to how we grieve. One way to understand grief is to…

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22017Jun
10 Effective Ways to Boost Low Self Esteem

10 Effective Ways to Boost Low Self Esteem

Before we talk about improving low self esteem, we must first take a look at what self esteem actually means. In psychology, the term self-esteem means a person’s overall sense of self-worth or personal value. As human beings, we each have the ability to not only be aware of ourselves, but to measure our worth…

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292017May
Coping with a Break Up

Coping with a Break Up

First, try to remember that feeling sad after a breakup is normal. All breakups represent a form of loss, even breakups that are amicable and those that represent the end of a toxic relationship. As with all forms of loss, it is important to go through the grief process. There is no “right way” to…

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262017May
How Exercise May Help Reduce Your Anxiety

How Exercise May Help Reduce Your Anxiety

When you have anxiety or depression, slipping on a pair of runners and heading to the gym may feel like the last thing you want to do. Being motivated can seem an overwhelming task when you’re depressed, but as they say, the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Depression and anxiety…

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252017May
Life’s Hard Choices 

Life’s Hard Choices 

by Dr Sam (Wee Hong) Tan “The Spirit of A Man Is Constructed Out of His Choices” – Irvin Yalom James came to therapy seeking a way to move forward with his life. For the last 10 years, he has been struggling to hold down a job because of stress. Now, he feels a strong…

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222017May
Role of Emotions

Role of Emotions

This article is about the role of emotions and, more specifically, how emotions are helpful even when they are unpleasant. Even though emotions are generally a useful tool, people can run into problems with them when they experience too much or too little of an emotion; or when they experience an emotion at an inappropriate…

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