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Essential oils prove just as effective as anti-anxiety medications

A 2014 study used lavender oil capsules, called Lasea, to treat anxiety and depression symptoms. Most participants in the study experienced significant decrease in anxiety symptoms, similar to those experienced with lorazepam, a potentially addictive anti-anxiety medication. Many participants showed improvement in depression symptoms and sleep problems as well. Even better […]

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Rainy Day Pick-Me-Ups

I’m one of those rare people who loves the dark, rainy weather,  but even I start to drag if it goes on for too many days. Here are some ideas to combat those rainy day blues:  Curl up with a good book or watch a movie you’ve been […]

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Believe you can & you’re halfway there!

Believe you can & you’re halfway there!

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Think about it…

Abraham Lincoln once asked one of his secretaries, “If you call a tail a leg, how many legs does a horse have? “Five,” replied the secretary. “No,” said the President, “The answer if four. Calling a tail a leg doesn’t make it a leg.”   How often […]

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7 Physical Effects of Sleep Deprivation

On Your Heart A study in the journal Sleep shows that nearly a quarter of people who sleep fewer than six hours a night have some kind of cardiovascular disease (clogged arteries, an abnormal or weak heartbeat, etc.). What’s more, Harvard Medical School experts say that those […]

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What depression feels like on the inside.

So many people don’t understand what depression really does to people.  Kevin Breel works as a stand-up comic, a job that requires you to smile and laugh all the time. In this video, Kevin tells his story of living with severe depression, despite the happy exterior everyone saw when […]

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10 Signs of Teenage Depression

If you have a teenager in your household, moodiness is no stranger to you. So how do you know what is normal and what is not? It can often be difficult to tell. The article below can help you understand the signs of depression in teenagers, which can […]

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Strategies to get the teacher on your side if your child has ADD/ADHD

11 Tips for Getting Your Child’s Teacher on Your Side Teaming up with your child’s teacher can mean the difference between success and failure in the classroom. By Eileen Bailey   Be a Team Player Your child spends six hours a day, some 1,200 hours a year, […]

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Dealing with urges and cravings after getting sober

5 Ways to Deal With Urges and Cravings By Randy Lindel, Facilitator, SMART Recovery® Boston Read on for five (5) practical ideas on how to cope with urges and cravings after you have decided to abstain from drugs and alcohol. Cravings are normal Everyone who’s engaged in […]

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8 Tips for Coping with PTSD

8 Tips for Coping with PTSD Educate yourself about PTSD – This will help  to recognize and understand why you feel & act the way your do and what your triggers are, which puts you  in a better position to handle the symptoms Talk to someone- Having […]

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