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Category: Emotions

18 Jan
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Surviving Opinions on Social Media

Surviving your Newsfeed We’ve all experienced it.  You’re scrolling on Instagram and you see a controversial post from a friend that surprises you. You’ve become curious and scrolled through the comments.  It shocks you to see the strong opinions that others are sharing.  Perhaps you’ve even taken part in the back and forth arguments via […]

21 Dec
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How to Cope with Emotional Pain

Why does emotional pain hurt so much? Things in life can feel overwhelming and difficult to cope with at times. LMV Counseling is dedicated to helping you manage those difficult emotions and events.  That’s why we put together this brief guide to give you some relief when the tough stuff is just too much.  You […]

29 Jul
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Anger Management in Wilmington, NC

What’s Your Anger Style? “Anyone can become angry- that is easy, but to be angry with the right person at the right time, and for the right purpose and in the right way- that is not within everyone’s power and that is not easy.” Aristotle Each person has their own way of dealing with anger.  […]

15 Jun

Working Through Shame

Shame goes hand in hand with substance use.  Often when folks begin to enter into recovery or make changes in their lives, they are overcome with feelings of shame and guilt.  Shame is feeling that as a person, you are bad, inadequate, defective, unworthy or less than others.  This often results in feeling hopeless, helpless, […]

28 Jan
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Coping with Seasonal Depression

  Combat the Winter Blues Seasonal depression can make getting through the winter even tougher! Signs of Seasonal Affective Disorder Isolation- staying home alone and declining requests to leave your home Increased appetite- eating more than normal.  Particularly high-fat, high-sugar foods that can leave you feeling guilty the next day. Desire to sleep in- when […]

21 Jan
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Quick Tip to Manage Panic Attacks

Transcription: Hey yall! I’m here for a quick tip to give you on learning how to manage panic attacks.  I’m heard a lot from my friends, from my clients about how in the world do I manage a panic attack when I’m in the middle of it.  I wanted to hop on and give you […]

13 Oct

Psychological hack

Three easy steps Are you feeling down? Not as motivated or confident as usual?  Try these psychological hacks.  You can trick your mind into thinking more positively and change you outlook.  Give it a try, an actual try, when you need a mental boost. 1) Take a hero stance.  Marvel portrays all their heroes in […]

11 Aug
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Three tips to avoid burn out

Burn out refers to the mental, physical, and/or emotional drain that is caused by stressors in one’s life.  Work is often blamed for burn out.  However, we can also be burnt out from taking care of family or friends.  We become exhausted and before we know it we’re running on fumes.  Below are three tips […]

28 Jul
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Calling all women

Bitch. A word that hits women to the core.  It is a true insult and one that many avoid.  In my college public speaking course, the class was challenged to provide a five minute speech in front of the class on the first day.  After each student took their turn, the professor remarked the women […]

Thoughts versus Emotions

Thoughts vs Emotions “I feel bad.” “That makes me feel some type of way.” “I feel like having pizza for dinner.” Popular culture has used feelings and thoughts interchangeable.  Despite the word ‘feel’ in the above statements, those are examples of thoughts.  This can be confusing when you are trying to make sense of how […]