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College is Stressful! It is OK to Ask for Help.

College is Stressful! It is OK to Ask for Help.

In today’s competitive world, high achieving youth begin college preparations as early as middle school (often earlier). Everything they do, from sports to community service, is informed by how it will make them look on college applications. By the time these students...

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by Aug 28, 2016
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FOR PARENTS: How to Help Your Child Manage an Anxiety Disorder

FOR PARENTS: How to Help Your Child Manage an Anxiety Disorder

Here is a list of advice for parents of a child struggling with anxiety. Educate yourself on anxiety disorders. It is important to be familiar with the process your child is going through in order to understand where they are coming from and to make the best choices...

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by Aug 14, 2016
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5 Ways Practicing Yoga Helps the Therapeutic Process

5 Ways Practicing Yoga Helps the Therapeutic Process

Jesse Chapman Yoga has become something of a fad in the past decade, with more and more people adding it to their daily routines. Generally yoga is done either as a form of exercise or as a form of meditation. While its physical benefits are well known, it’s mental...

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by Jul 18, 2016
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Taking the Edge Off: Self-Medicating for Anxiety

Taking the Edge Off: Self-Medicating for Anxiety

People who struggle with untreated anxiety often try to “self-medicate” the symptoms away by using drugs and alcohol. These individuals tend to use mind-altering substances to “take the edge off” or numb their anxiety. Young adults with panic and social anxiety...

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by Jul 11, 2016
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Social Anxiety or the “Always Embarrassed” Disorder

Social Anxiety or the “Always Embarrassed” Disorder

We all experience shyness in social situations at some point in our lives. However, about 7 to 13 percent of the adult population experiences something that may look like normal shyness, but is much more severe. Chronic, debilitating shyness or a deep fear of being...

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by Jun 27, 2016
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Signs You (or a Loved One) Might Have an Anxiety Disorder

Signs You (or a Loved One) Might Have an Anxiety Disorder

Some anxiety is normal. We are all familiar with that spike in adrenaline, racing heart and wide-eyed expression. Maybe it is triggered by public speaking, or perhaps by flying or by taking an important exam. Anxiety keeps us safe in dangerous situations by...

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by Jun 20, 2016
Thoughts From the Field
Adventure Is My Therapy

Adventure Is My Therapy

By Molly Johnson, Pure Life Field Guide A few weeks ago, I was deeply immersed in one of my longest stretches of bad mood in recent memory. What seemed at the time to be an overwhelming amount of stressful and irritating factors had all arisen at once to result in a...

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by May 20, 2016
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10 Tips for Living a Balanced Life

10 Tips for Living a Balanced Life

Rachel Albright  Maintaining a well-balanced life is not always easy. Responsibilities pull us in all directions and we compensate by making sacrifices. Balancing what we want to do with what we need to do is tricky, but ultimately, balance leads to a healthier life....

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by May 13, 2016
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