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Is Our Survival Instinct Failing Us?

The human instinct to survive is our most powerful drive. Since animals climbed out of the primordial muck and as our early ancestors rose from all fours to walk upright, evolution has been guided by its ability to help us survive and reproduce. Just a...

How Control Could Be Killing Your Relationship

“We communicate worse than anyone I have ever seen. I thought my parents were bad…I never expected we would end up here. Every attempt I make to understand her is shot down with more criticism, hate, and blame than I think I’ve ever ...

If I Were a Police Chief

I am a former police officer. In my eight years of service I served in many roles of my former agency. I was a member of the Special Response Team, Street Drug Interdiction, Gang Unit, Detective, Undercover, School Resource Officer and patrol. I am als...

Getting Life Right Will Improve Your Eating

By Karen Koeing, LCSW, M.ED.    If you’re having difficulty resolving your eating problems, perhaps you’re not managing the rest of your life very well. So many troubled eaters consider their eating problems to be separate from ...

Three Mindful Steps for Easing Difficult Relationships

By Tony Madril, L.C.S.W., B.C.D.   Research is starting to examine the benefits of mindfulness as a tool to promote healthy relationships. In addition to reducing stress, studies now suggest that mindfulness can increase our empathy toward other...

You’re Not That Important!: Letting Go of Self-Consciousness

Is it just me or are people more self-conscious than ever before? Thanks in no small part to the Internet, it does seem like everyone, at least celebrities such actors, pop singers, and professional athletes, seems to be “under the microscope&rdq...

The message not the messenger

  I am seeing an increasing number of communication dilemmas involving misperceptions between what’s being said versus what’s being interpreted. When explaining this perplexity, I describe it as not being the “message” but...

Regrets? Why Worrying Shouldn’t Be One of Them

Regrets? Why Worrying Shouldn’t Be One of Them   Recently, I came across this wonderful article from Business Insider. The article summarizes the regrets that people have when they look back on their lives. Many of the regrets were so...

Having Privacy Vs. Keeping Secrets In Relationships: What’s The Difference?

Having Privacy Vs. Keeping Secrets In Relationships: What’s The Difference?   One of the most common areas of couples’ struggles is determining how open and transparent they want to be, and will be, in their relationship. There is of...

Music As Therapy

Music As Therapy   Cognitive behavioral therapy, or CBT, is an evidence based practice aimed at helping people reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety.  CBT works through learning how what we say to ourselves has a direct correlation to h...

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