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How Often Should Couples Fight if the Relationship is Healthy

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Whether we want to admit it or not, conflict and arguments occur in all relationships. It’s easy to convince yourself that arguments and fights with your partner are signs that your relationship is doomed. What should give you a sense of comfort is that all couples fight. Whether you see it in public or you see the aftermath is another...[ read more ]

Symptoms of PTSD & How You Can Treat Them

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Life can be difficult to manage for those living with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD.) For many, it can also be debilitating. PTSD can have a major impact on those who suffer from it in their day-to-day lives, including both professional and personal. You may wonder what the symptoms of PTSD are and how you can treat them. Throughout this article,...[ read more ]

Common Signs of of ADHD and Who It Impacts

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If you or someone you know struggles with focusing or is often restless or forgetful, this could be a sign of ADHD. ADHD, or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder(ADHD), is a mental health condition that impacts millions of people. In fact, there is a really good chance that you or someone you know has it. ADHD can be frustrating for people who are...[ read more ]

First Day Jitters – How to Deal with Anxiety Over Starting a New Job

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Let's face it–starting a new job comes with a wave of emotions. You can go from being excited about the new opportunity to nervous about what’s next at a moment's notice. Having butterflies or nervous jitters is completely normal and okay. While many jobs offer some sort of new-hire orientation to help alleviate anxiety, it’s common to still face first-day...[ read more ]

I Can’t Breathe

These days my interactions with people are fairly consistent. Most encounters take place during the course of my (now twice daily) walks. The scene plays out as follows. Me walking along the sidewalk now suddenly aware of them approaching from up ahead. Panic curls its bony fingers around my heart as I leap off the sidewalk and into the street...[ read more ]

In the Presence of My Enemies

The most important thing I do at work is to listen. I don’t build things or create tangible products. I help people change. The nature of change is invisible, all ingredients lying deep within the soul of a person. Sometimes I kid myself into thinking that I am uniquely skilled and responsible to help people change. The truth is anyone...[ read more ]

Ahhh, the Honeymoon Phase

What happens after the honeymoon that turns dreamy-eyed lovesick people into bitter enemies? The origin of the honeymoon can be traced back to early Scandinavian cultures where a honey-based liquor called Mead was regularly consumed for wedding celebrations. After the ceremony guests would send the new couple off with a month's supply of Mead. The hope was that for at...[ read more ]

Monday Courage

I suppose it is an unusual pairing of words...Monday, Courage. During the tough seasons of my life I ended most weeks crawling into the weekend. Desperate for escape and sanctuary, the weekend was my time to recuperate before starting a new round Monday morning. I remember staying up late on Sunday night trying to hold back time from dragging me...[ read more ]

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