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Exercise and Mental Health

Exercise and Mental Health

We all know that exercising is great for your physical health, but it’s also vital for your mental health. When you exercise, your body releases endorphins, which are chemicals in the brain that reduce stress, improve the ability to sleep, improve your mood, and more. Of course exercise does not “cure” mental illness such as […]

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Common Fallacies Part 2

Common Fallacies Part 2

We’ve talked about the fallacy of perfection, approval, and should, and how they are damaging to our self-esteem and relationships. Here are four more fallacies that you should avoid: The Fallacy of Over-Generalization Exaggerating or making an unjustified claim can take a toll on yourself and others. Let’s say you fail a test, and you […]

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Common Fallacies Part 1

Common Fallacies Part 1

A fallacy is a mistaken belief, based on an invalid argument. We are all guilty of having these false beliefs, but they can really damage our self-esteem and relationships with others. Here are some fallacies that you should avoid. The Fallacy of Perfection We as people think we need to be perfect. We need to […]

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Overcoming the Stigma of Counseling

Overcoming the Stigma of Counseling

Let’s face it; there’s a stigma towards counseling services. Many people do not want to see a therapist due to the negative connotation that comes with therapy or counseling. The last thing we want is to be seen as crazy, weak or unstable. However, everyone can benefit from counseling regardless of age, gender, race, financial […]

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A Thought About OCD

A Thought About OCD

Many young people and adults struggle with various forms of Obsessive Compulsive and Anxiety disorders.  Major symptoms of these disorders are intrusive thoughts and fears; they can often be plaguing, distressing, and senseless. For almost all types of OCD, the unwanted thoughts are combatted by a compulsive ritual: washing hands for fear of contamination, double […]

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The Power of Listening

The Power of Listening

When someone is trusting of another, often they will confide in them when they need to talk about an issue they may be working through or are worried about.  Many people can relate to having a close friend or family member they can approach in a time of need.  Conversely, sometimes that person could be […]

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How to Get What You Want

How to Get What You Want

Power struggles in arguments can become boring, frustrating, and lead to no progress. Do you sometimes feel beside yourself unable to communicate what you need?  An effective way of communicating what you need clearly and concisely all while owning the content yourself is the “I” statement.  It is a little more difficult to execute than […]

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