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7 Ways to Overcome Anxiety at the Doctor’s Office

7 Ways to Overcome Anxiety at the Doctor's Office

Going to the doctor’s office is not a walk in the park for anybody, but for some people, it can be a real source of anxiety. Does your stomach start tying up in knots and you start to panic when you even think about making a doctor’s appointment, let alone actually walking into the office? Avoiding going to the doctor’s will only put your health at risk so you need to address your anxiety now. Here are 7 ways to overcome anxiety at the doctor’s office and it starts with this first...

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Signs and Symptoms of Chronic Disease

signs and symptoms of chronic disease

Being sick is no fun, and being constantly sick can take an emotional toll. Not getting better or having a repeated occurrence of symptoms can be exhausting and frustrating, not to mention concerning. If you find yourself sick for an extended period of time, there may be something more going on than a passing virus or cold. This blogs discusses the signs and symptoms of chronic disease and what you can do about it. A chronic disease is one that sticks around for three months or more. There...

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What Is a Sex Therapist?

What is a Sex Therapist?

There are many different types of therapy, but one many people might not be familiar with is sex therapy. A sex therapist is a therapist who specializes in helping individuals and couples with sexual concerns within the context of relationships. Sex Therapists have chosen this area of focus as their specialization and have additional training in the area of sexual health and relationships in comparison to other therapists. Going to a sex therapist is akin to seeing a dermatologist when you...

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How Positive Thinking Can Improve Your Life

How Positive Thinking Can Improve Your Life

We won’t go so far as to say that positive thinking can cure cancer or even just the common cold, but that doesn’t mean that positive thinking won’t tangibly improve your life. While most people would agree that it is better to be positive than to be negative, few people actually put any tangible effort into thinking positively in their everyday lives. It’s easy to be positive about the good things in your life and then to let your attitude lapse when something starts to go wrong....

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What Is Narcissism and How To Identify It?


You might think that you would be able to spot a narcissist as soon as you meet them, but it’s not always readily apparent that someone is obsessed with themselves, even years after knowing that person. They can be charming and even seemingly compassionate, so much so that you brush off little signs that they are actually just preoccupied with themselves. By the time that you have already started a relationship with this person, you might be completely blind to the reality that they are a...

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9 Ways to Set Boundaries with Difficult Family Members

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Sometimes, the people that it is the most difficult to set boundaries with are the people to whom you are the closest. Even if your family is relatively happy and functional, there might still be members of that family that routinely cross the line or that simply treat you in a way that you would prefer not to be treated. Many people will play the role of the people pleaser with their families, but if there are members of your family that are being difficult and that are cutting into your...

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10 Ways to Improve Your Mental Health and Well-Being

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Mental health is just as important as physical health, and it is something that fewer people pay attention to and fully understand. While you might readily notice if your stomach hurts, you might not take note of changes to your mental health as quickly. Because these situations can quickly deteriorate, it is important to work to improve your mental health and well-being. Here are ten ways to improve your mental health and well being. 1. Talk to your doctor. Your primary care physician might...

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How to Deal with Anger and Let Go

how to deal with anger and let go

A quote often attributed to Nelson Mandela goes, "Anger is like drinking poison, expecting the other person to die." Anger is often stigmatized, with both men and women being told that they are not allowed to be angry. The truth is that anger is a natural human emotion, especially when someone has legitimately caused hurt, but that doesn't mean you want to be angry forever. Holding on to anger and resentment will not just make you unhappy, it can actually affect your health. Here's how to deal...

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Beginners Guide to Finding the Right Therapist

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Not every therapist is going to be right for every person. Not every therapist has the same training or specialty. Who your friends see might not be the right choice for you if you have different issues that you need to discuss. If you are just starting to look for a therapist and you have never seen one before, you might not know what constitutes the right therapist for you. If you are a beginner in the world of therapy, check out this Beginner's Guide to Finding the Right Therapist. Should I...

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When to Find a Therapist

when to find a therapist philadelphia

Every person experiences sadness, stress, grief, and guilt. These are normal human emotions, but there are times when these emotions start to take over your life. Seeing a therapist can be a great way to work through difficult emotions, learning how to deal with them straight-on. Sometimes just saying something out loud to a person who is trained to help you analyze and handle your anxiety or sadness can solve the problem. The big question, though, is when to find a therapist? 1. Every emotion...

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