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Gambling Awareness Month

A Guide for Understanding Problem Gambling The month of March is dedicated to raising awareness about problem gambling. Gambling Awareness Month serves as an important opportunity to shed light on the impact of problem gambling on individuals, families, and communities. With the widespread availability of gambling opportunities both in-person and online, it’s more important than […]

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Navigating Adulthood: A Guide to Managing Your Sensory Needs

Sensory needs aren’t exclusive to children. Adults, too, have unique sensory requirements that significantly impact their overall well-being. Just as we mature physically and emotionally, our sensory experiences evolve. For some adults, sensory sensitivities can be a challenge to navigate in daily life. Whether you’ve recently recognized these needs or you’ve been managing them for […]

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Harmony of Emotions: Music’s Influence on Emotion Regulation

Music has a profound impact on human emotions and can play a significant role in emotion regulation. Emotion regulation refers to the ability to manage and modulate one’s emotional responses to different situations and stimuli. Music can influence emotion regulation in several ways. How Our Listening Choices Affect Us: Music for Mood Elevation We can […]

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Relationship Catastrophizing: Emotional Distortions and Communication

In the journey of any relationship, ups and downs are an inherent part of the experience. We all face challenges and difficulties, and sometimes, our minds have a tendency to amplify negative experiences. Which can lead us down a rabbit hole of catastrophic thoughts. This phenomenon, known as catastrophizing, can wreak havoc on our relationships. […]

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5 Things a Parent can Do When Their Teen has Suicidal Thoughts

It can be scary to think about your teen having suicidal thoughts. What do you do? How do you talk about it? According to America’s Health Rankings (2021), in 2018, suicide was the second leading cause of death among 10-24 year olds. Suicide rates are higher among males than females, as well as individuals who […]

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5 Ways to get a good night sleep when you are feeling anxious

Whether it is a test, presentation, or new situation, falling asleep the night before we have something anxiety-provoking planned can be a challenge. You may find yourself tossing and turning prior to the day before any of these situations. Other times, it can feel impossible to get a good night’s sleep when feeling anxious. Five […]

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Do You Suffer from Anxiety?

Anxiety is a normal reaction that everyone experiences in response to different experiences and situations. Anxiety can help you prepare for that big job interview you have coming up, the important paper you have to complete, or the presentation you have to give at work. Anxiety can also be experienced when you are transitioning into […]

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12 Date Night Ideas to Celebrate Valentine’s Day in and around the Bartlett, Illinois area

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and it’s time to plan a date night with your partner! Researcher and Creator of the Marriage Therapy and Couples Counseling Approach called the Gottman Method, Dr. John Gottman states  “Successful long-term relationships are created through small words, small gestures, and small acts.”  Planning a date night, or […]

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Passive Social Media Usage and Ways to Combat It

At times, it feels like we have access to entire worlds at our fingertips — all through the use of our smartphones. Our phones have fantastic capabilities, allowing us to document important moments through photos, navigate our way around a new town, or make dinner reservations instantly without speaking to a soul. They can even […]

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Creating Change by Taking Risks and Ending Self-Sabotage

I have been drawn to the poem “Autobiography In Five Chapters” by Portia Nelson for the past twenty years. I have shared it with many people over the years, and they have usually appreciated the example and image it provides them in understanding the dynamics of implementing change. Autobiography In Five Chapters OneI walk down the […]