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Spark Your Emotional Recovery with Exercise

Most of us are aware of the physical benefits of exercise. Lower blood pressure,  controlled weight, increased endurance etc. But less well known are the emotional benefits. Decreased anxiety, improved sleep, greater self-confidence  and a renewed appreciation for the natural world are also attainable. Our concept of time can change as well as a 30 […]

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Unpacking Our View of Mental Illness & How We Address It

Today in the U.S. it seems the predominant narrative available to make sense of much internal suffering is a scientific narrative, the belief that, much like diabetes or cancer, mental illness can be “found,” accurately identified through formal diagnostic procedures, and addressed through scientifically vetted treatments. Much as we colloquially understand diabetes to be an […]

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Have Depression? You are in Good Company

Article discussion incidence of depression, types of depression, and treatment for depression.

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The Truth about Self-Harm

I have seen many female adolescent clients who admit that they cut themselves. To most people, self-harm sounds very scary, maybe weird, or even “crazy.” For my clients, it was often the first time they had spoken about it with anyone. Understandably, they feared others’ judgment. When their parents or guardians discovered what they were […]

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