Addictive Behaviors

What Happens When Nobody Talks About Mental Illness?

mental illness

How many more self-inflicted deaths will it take to finally destigmatize mental illness in this country? In recent months, we’ve once again seen what it takes for the mainstream media to give mental illness the attention it needs. With the loss of both the chef and storyteller, Anthony Bourdain, and fashion designer Kate Spade only…

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Does Social Media Determine Your Self-worth?

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Why do you use social media? Is social media only a place to connect with friends from the past, promote our new brands, or go on political rants? Do we use it to determine our self-worth, too? Have you ever caught yourself allowing Facebook to be your source of fulfillment when you needed a little…

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How to Learn and Embrace Your True Purpose

You’ll find your true purpose when you discover your true Self. Has anyone seen the new Wonder Woman movie yet? I loved it. It boasted a well-paced story, fun stunts, and a welcome multidimensional female lead. Reviewers have described the film as buoyant, inspiring, and empowering. But even though I enjoyed the movie, I didn’t…

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Are You Ready to Release Your Addiction to Approval?

approval

If you feel stuck in your personal and/or professional life, it may partially be due to an addiction to approval. Are you reliable? Flexible? What about caring, confident, and assertive?  Do you play well with others? Whether the approval of others is coming from your family, co-workers, or business partner . . . your performance…

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Here Is Your Ultimate Guide to Self-Motivation

self-motivation

Have you ever thought about the role self-motivation plays in your everyday life? Self-motivation is the ultimate driving force behind your behavior. And the science of motivation has taught us it’s possible to influence your level of motivation. Most often, adults are more motivated by internal influences. When you have a healthy and natural sense…

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What Is the Brain Science of Addiction and Habits?

science of addiction

The science of addiction all starts in the brain. Often a behavior that we refer to as an addiction is just an unfavorable habit that hasn’t been addressed. However, there are behaviors that become so ingrained in our brain that they are indistinguishable from addiction. Here’s what you need to know about the science of…

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Self-destructive Behavior

It is a loaded term: self-destructive behavior. In essence what it comes down to: doing things that are bad for you. The more often you do them, the weaker you make yourself. The worst kind of self-destructive behavior is suicide, although you might wonder what is worse: letting yourself slide downward until you feel so miserable that…

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