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Depression: How It Eats Away Relationships Did you know that depression affects about 7% of the adult population in the United States? One of the most common mental disorders in the world, depression is characterized by persistent sadness, loss of interest in pleasurable activities, appetite changes, sleep changes, pessimism, constant fatigue, and drainage of both physical and mental energy. It is needless to say that depression can make everything look bleak – the sufferer not only loses interest in his daily activities and hobbies but also in people around him. Although some people still...

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Anxiety – The Difference between Normal Anxiety and Anxiety Disorders

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Anxiety – The Difference between Normal Anxiety and Anxiety Disorders

Life, whether you are a working mother or a student in high school, has become extremely demanding and stressful. Intense global competition, managing expectations and general environment around us has increased the frequency of moments we feel anxious. This is one reason why it can be hard to differentiate normal anxiety from clinical anxiety disorders like generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), social anxiety or obsessive-compulsive disorder. It is imperative that you know the difference between the two. This way if anxiety is affecting someone close to you, you can help them find a solution....

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Workplace Depression – How to Help as a Manager

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Workplace Depression – How to Help as a Manager

Workplace depression is one of the most common and overlooked mental health related problems that managers and employers try to avoid dealing with. According to several statistical reports, depression affects more than 8 percent of adults in the US and can cause a loss of billions of dollars. Besides work, this depression can damage their overall quality of life and cause several other mental and physical health issues if left unchecked. But since 80 percent of people suffering from depression can recover, it is important that employers address it. In fact, employers have the chances of...

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Stress and Your Health

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Stress and Your Health

We all know stress can make us irritable, forgetful, and moody but did you know just how much stress can affect our health? I started having chest tightness and a bit of difficulty in taking deep breath’s.  There was no pain, it just felt like I had an ace bandage around my body.  As this continued I began questioning if this could be a cardiac issue and considered making an appointment for a cardiac work-up.  I was working in an office I couldn’t stand, I had constant issues with my boss, and I often burst into tears at work due to the constant tension.  I quit my job giving a four-week...

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Avoiding Family Feuds

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Avoiding Family Feuds

Avoiding Family Feuds Have you ever wished parenting was easier?  Children struggling with classes, forgetting, or refusing to follow household rules and expected behaviors, and open disrespect  is frustrating for all parents.  We may feel this will never improve but often with some changes in the way we communicate we can change the situation. Avoid yelling and screaming. Take a few seconds to regain control before you begin speaking with your kids.  If all discipline needed was screaming, things would have changed long ago. Don’t assume your child understands your directions....

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Communicating With Your Kid

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Communicating With Your Kid

I was chauffeuring my kids one day listening to radio news. The newscaster announced the average American parent spends 3 minutes each day communicating with their kids. I was horrified. 3 minutes? I knew I was doing a much better job than “THOSE” parents and decided to monitor our communication to prove this. I paid close attention for the next week while I communicated with my kids. What I found was that I was talking to my kids more than 3 minutes each day, but it was focused on directions “hurry up and get in the car”, “do you have your homework done?” “stop aggravating her.” So lots of...

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