All kids deal with peer pressure from their classmates. Even kids in elementary school may feel that they must meet the expectations of others or they are more likely to be bullied and such. The closer to high school they get, the worse it can become. The things they are encouraged to do as a…

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Getting sober and staying that way takes time and effort. When you have a better understanding of the process of addiction recovery, your chances of long term sobriety improve. No matter what is going on in your life, if you are addicted to substances, it’s time to get the help you need. Addiction only gets…

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Sleeping is one of the most important things you can do for your physical and emotional health.  It is the foundation upon which all other healthy factors are built. People perform best with 7-9 hours of sleep per night.  Like oral hygiene and physical health, there are things you can do to help optimize your…

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More Resources  You Can Use ANIMAL COMPANIONSHIP  Habri.org – Information and research on the connection between people and animals.  PetPartners.org – Organization promoting the health and wellness benefits of animal-assisted therapy, activities, and education, and providing education and credentials for therapy animal teams. Visit petpartners.org to learn more about therapy animals and inquire about setting up therapy…

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Do You Focus on #4Mind4Body?  Mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health and well-being, and mental illnesses are common and treatable. So much of what we do physically impacts us mentally – it’s important to pay attention to both your physical health and your mental health, which can help you achieve overall wellness and…

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Do you find yourself constantly doing for others, at the expense of yourself? Do you find yourself covering for bad behaviors of your loved one, making excuses, or taking the blame for inexcusable things that they do? Do you have a need to feel in control, but a sense that things are really completely out…

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No matter how much you strive to teach your child that bodies come in all shapes and sizes—it’s likely they will be body shamed at some point. How do you help your child deal with this form of bullying?  Having a good body image helps kids feel confident. Children with a poor body image don’t…

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What Not To Say to a Person Experiencing Depression If you have a friend or loved one with depression, you might be left wondering how to talk to him or her in a comforting and helpful way.  It helps if we first briefly discuss what depression is. Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling…

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