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self-acceptance

Making Holiday Travel Manageable When You Have a Chronic Illness

Record numbers of Americans are planning to travel over the Thanksgiving holiday this year. And many will also take to the roads and skies to travel over Christmas and New Year. Travel can take a lot out of you, especially if you're dealing with a chronic illness -- whether it's depression, migraines, cancer, or back pain.  In this article, Daniela Paolone, LMFT, who is both a psychotherapist and suffers from chronic illness herself, offers helpful tips for making holiday travel manageable...
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mental health

30 Journal Prompts to Cultivate a Grateful Heart

November is upon us and with it comes the official season of gratitude in the United States.

Gratitude can have a significant positive influence on our physical and mental health, but like other healthy habits, even though we know it’s good for us, we often struggle to practice it consistently.
Why is gratitude so hard to practice?
Let’s face it, it’s easier to focus on what we don’t have, our imperfections,...
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codependency

How to Start Healing from Codependency

How to stop being codependent
If you have codependent traits, you’re probably wondering how in the world you can change these patterns and stop being codependent. This article will give you a general overview of some of the core components of codependency recovery. There are also many wonderful self-help resources (books, workbooks, support groups and 12-step meetings, etc.) available that...
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Adult Children of Alcoholics

How to Break the Cycle of Codependency


This article focuses on how parents can break the cycle of codependency by learning to parent differently. However, you can use these strategies even if you're not a parent (or your children are grown).  You can apply many of these parenting strategies to yourself. Yep! Sounds strange, but you can re-parent yourself by giving yourself what you didn't get in childhood -- whether that's unconditional love, permission to express your...
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