20 Apr
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How Does Anxiety Affect Our Body?

Is anxiety a physical experience? Anxiety activates our a branch of our nervous system, called the sympathetic branch.  The sympathetic branch is better known as the fight or flight response.  When we are faced with a threat, our bodies will either fight the threat, freeze, or flee the threat.  Our bodies undergo a magnificent transformation […]

13 Apr
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The Secret to a Happy Marriage

The number one predictor of a relationship that will succeed is attention. Simple as that.  Your relationship needs love and nurturing, no matter how short or long you’ve been together.  The uniqueness of the romantic relationship means that you have chosen that person to be the more important than most other relationships in your life.  […]

06 Apr
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Is Your Job Is Causing Depression?

We’ve all been there at some point in our working lives.  Our job is causing us stress and the demands seem unreasonable.  There are several reasons why people become dissatisfied with their jobs.  Some of the most common reasons are: Poor management style- including a terrible boss Bullying or harassment in the workplace Job duties […]

29 Mar
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Let Go of Expectations

Let it Go Alright women, it’s time to let go of the expectations that you have of yourself you can share your yuckies.  You can be a mess you don’t have to have it all together we all.  Often times have this idea that we have to live up to certain expectations.  We do it […]

16 Mar
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Manage Depression and Anxiety in Three Steps

Our thoughts at times can feel uncontrollable. Sometimes the thoughts never turn off.  To help you learn to take control of these thoughts, we have walked you through a three-step process to help manage your anxiety and heal from depression. 1) Become aware of managing depression and anxious thought patterns First, we need to make […]

01 Mar
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What is CBT?

What is cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)? I’ve had so many questions about what cognitive behavioral therapy or CBT is.  I am a CBT specialist. I love CBT. I do it all day every day.  I thought that I would help you guys learn a little bit about it to let you guys know whether it […]

22 Feb
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Improve Your Relationship in 4 Steps

 The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse The Gottman Institute has decades of research that they’ve done with couples and they’ve observed thousands of couple’s communication patterns.  They observed the way that they speak together to know what works and what doesn’t work.  The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse are the four ineffective communication patterns […]

12 Feb
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Celebrate Valentine’s Day the Right Way

Have you ever tried to show love to your partner and it wasn’t received in the way you expected it to be?  Sometimes our partners are looking for love expressed in different ways.  Valentine’s Day pushes roses, chocolates and candles however not everyone responds well to gifts.  Relationship and marriage expert Dr. Gary Chapman explores […]