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Understanding Eating Disorders

Understanding Eating Disorders

Tackling common myths about eating disorders. Eating disorders are not a lifestyle choice; they are mental-physical illnesses that affect individuals of every age, race, ethnicity and gender. Seriously affecting health and sometimes fatal, these illnesses severely affect a person’s eating behaviors. However, it is very important to know that eating disorders are treatable. And, the sooner an eating disorder is detected, the better the chance for recovery.

Rescuing Your New Year’s Resolutions

Rescuing Your New Year’s Resolutions

As the clock approached midnight New Year’s Eve, vowing to work out every day, eat healthier, spend more time with the kids or be a better employee seemed totally realistic and attainable. However, 25 percent of us fell off the…

How Psychologists Can Help with Managing Heart Disease

How Psychologists Can Help with Managing Heart Disease

According to the American Heart Association 33 percent of heart attack patients develop some degree of depression. Symptoms of depression like fatigue and feelings of worthlessness can cause people to ignore their treatment and engage in unhealthy behaviors such as overeating or refusing to take medications. Studies show treating depression makes it easier for people with heart disease to follow long-term treatment plans and make appropriate changes to their lifestyle.

The Three Key Ingredients of a Sincere Apology

The Three Key Ingredients of a Sincere Apology
In the acts of loving and showing friendship, people will make some mistakes. Sincere apologies acknowledge the pain you caused someone, show you accept responsibility and demonstrate a level of vulnerability. An apology helps restore tranquility, harmony and grace within...

Managing Conversations When You Disagree Politically

Managing Conversations When You Disagree Politically

Navigating hard conversations surrounding sensitive topics like politics, racism, religion, gun control, or abortion can cause strain on any relationship, whether it be with friends or acquaintances, co-workers, family or even a spouse. Knowing or discovering that you have different…

Understanding How Play Therapy Works

Understanding How Play Therapy Works
Amanda Shaneberger, MA, LPC, a Registered Play Therapist at the Pine Rest Northwest Clinic, answers some frequently asked questions about play therapy and its role in treating children. What exactly is play therapy? Play therapy helps children solve their problems...