Loving You. Just the Way You Are.   When you consider that 94% of girls have been body-shamed by the time they get to high school, it’s understandable that as a woman you might see loving your body as it is as a big challenge. Body positivity is a movement that represents appreciation, respect, and…

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Cycling Connects and Calms Your Mind Cycling is an exercise that is easily accessible and offers many health benefits. For instance, cycling causes all of your muscles to move, which increases strength and flexibility. It can also improve mental and emotional health. You can also combine cycling and mediation for a more mindful boost to your…

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Managing Anxiety When Returning to Work We can all agree that our lives look a lot different than they did a year ago. Gradually, we are happy to resume our normal activities. But many of us still have a sense of anxiety especially when it comes to returning to work – especially if we are…

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There’s nothing inherently wrong with being nice or kind to someone else. In fact, it’s a pretty valuable trait. But it can also be something we do to avoid disappointing others or put pressure on ourselves to live up to an ideal image. A lot of people-pleasers consciously choose to act this way because they…

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Being a teenager is hard between peer pressure and physical and emotional changes, many teens develop eating disorders. To help protect your child, it is important to understand the signs of an eating disorder and know how to talk to your son or daughter about healthy eating habits. Signs and symptoms of teen eating disorders…

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We all have a favorite song. Some of us may crank up the music when working out or keep things more private by just singing in the shower. Either way, there is no doubt that music makes us feel good. And in some cases, it can even make us healthier. Music can relax the mind,…

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Take a minute to think about something that gives you joy – that little something that puts a smile on your face. Chances are that when you thought of joy your job wasn’t the first thing that came to mind. Joy and work don’t often go hand-in-hand. We all spend a lot of time at…

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  Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disorder that affects communication and behavior. Although autism can be diagnosed at any age, it is described as a “developmental disorder” because symptoms generally appear in the first two years of life, but high-functioning individuals may not be diagnosed until much later in life. More people than…

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We all know THAT person. Someone who always has to be the center of attention or continually brags about themselves. You might call that person self-absorbed or narcissistic. But there’s a difference between being self-absorbed and having narcissistic personality disorder (NPD). NDP is a mental illness. People with NPD have an inflated idea of themselves and…

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Thinking of bipolar disorder as just a ‘mood swing’ is a mistake. It’s a much more complicated and serious condition, but it is treatable. The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) describes bipolar disorder as ‘a mental condition that causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels, concentration, and the ability to complete day-to-day tasks.” Everyone experiences emotional ups…

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