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What it Means to Have Grown Up with an Alcoholic Parent

What it Means to Have Grown Up with an Alcoholic Parent

Imagine your surprise when it is discovered that the dysfunctions at play in various realms of your life can be traced back to having been raised by an alcoholic parent.  This revelation may have come about inadvertently during couples counseling when delving into...
What Exactly is Emotional Eating?

What Exactly is Emotional Eating?

Stressed out? Grab the Popcorn. Depressed? It’s All About Chocolate. What Exactly is Emotional Eating? You know the drill. Like an involuntary reflex we reach for a salty snack to graze on when we are feeling stressed or anxious, using a repetitive action of...
Yep, Men Get Depressed Too 6 Signs of Depression in Men

Yep, Men Get Depressed Too 6 Signs of Depression in Men

News flash: It isn’t only women who can suffer from depression. Yes, women are much more likely to admit to themselves and others that they are struggling with persistent depressed mood, making it easy to forget that men, too, can fall into depression. Men typically...
Grieving Losses of All Types is a Process that Requires Patience

Grieving Losses of All Types is a Process that Requires Patience

When we think of grieving we automatically conjure up an image of someone suffering the loss of a loved one. Whether it is a spouse, a sibling, a close friend, a parent, or a child, the emotional wounds left by their loss can take a very long time to heal….if ever....
6 Ways to Cultivate Authentic Connections With Others

6 Ways to Cultivate Authentic Connections With Others

Yes, it is true. As a society we are losing the ability to make human connections. Take a glance around the room at any gathering and you will see dozens of people staring at their phones at what is supposed to be a social event. You go out to dinner and witness...