The Psychology of Addiction – How to Break that Bad Habit

The Psychology of Addiction – How to Break that Bad Habit

Bad habits are notoriously hard to break – and even harder if it’s an addiction. Although not all bad habits morph into addictions, many – if not most – addictions start out as seemingly innocent bad habits. So why are bad habits and addictions so hard to break? To understand why, it’s important to learn…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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