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What Is Abandonment Trauma?

What Is Abandonment Trauma?

As humans, we have a basic need and desire to be accepted and cared for. That’s especially true when it comes to people we love and people who are expected to take care of us or support us. 

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Is Emotional Eating Ever a Good Thing?

Is Emotional Eating Ever a Good Thing?

Food is more than just fuel for our body — it has an emotional connection. That’s why we have terms like “comfort food.” When we’re feeling down or need a pick-me-up, indulging in our favorite foods gives us the boost we need.

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3 Ways Positive Affirmations Can Help You Manage Anxiety

3 Ways Positive Affirmations Can Help You Manage Anxiety

Anxiety can affect millions of us every single day. While we all may feel anxious and nervous from time to time due to work stress, financial troubles, or simply because we feel scared, or apprehensive about something- suffering from anxiety is different entirely.

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Why Dieting Doesn’t Work

In the U.S., 80% of girls have been on a diet before they turn 10. (source) Take a few minutes and watch this TED Talk by neuroscientist Sandra Aamodt. https://www.ted.com/talks/sandra_aamodt_why_dieting_doesn_t_usually_work According to Aamodt: Several long-term...

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How to Show Compassion without Enabling

If I had to guess, I’d say most of us genuinely want to help others. There are times when, for whatever reason, someone just pulls on your heartstrings and you feel overwhelming compassion and an unshakeable desire to help. That’s one of the many beautiful qualities...

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How to Have Courage in the Midst of Fear

Grit. It’s a powerful word, isn’t it? Say it aloud. Grit. Kinda makes you think of an old Western. It just sounds… gritty. Despite how fun it is to say, it’s a word we don’t hear too often anymore. The word seems to be fading from our vocabulary, and the concept is...

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The Link Between Depression and Pain

The link between depression and bodily pain is not imagined. Depression causes actual physical pain; and chronic pain often results in depression. It’s a vicious cycle: the more pain you feel, the worse your depression becomes, or as your depression worsens, the more...

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