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Month: July 2010

Body Image Stress – Aging Insecurities and Self-Image

I received the following email from someone who had read one of my articles: “One topic that I feel that I haven’t seen covered much is the issue of body-image related stress, anxiety, and insecurity, and how to fight it. We all age. Personally, I am 27 years old, and rapidly going from a handsome full-headed young man to a completely bald individual in a very looks-dependent society. This process has been devastating to my mental well being in the last 3 years. However much I tell myself that I am in control of how I feel about myself,...

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Bipolar Disorder: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Typically, the switch from one mood extreme to the other is gradual, with each manic or depressive episode lasting for at least several weeks. When depressed, a person with bipolar disorder exhibits the usual symptoms of major depression. People with bipolar disorder are at risk of death – either by dangerous behavior in the manic state or by suicide in the depressive state. About 5.7 million American adults or about 2.6 percent of the population age 18 and older in any given year,1 have bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorder typically develops in late adolescence or early adulthood. However, some people have their...

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When Someone You Love Tries To Hurt Themself

The whole ordeal really affected me.  I was an emotional wreck.  I had feelings of guilt and kept asking myself, ‘what could I have done to prevent this?’  Maybe I could have spent more time with him instead of being so wrapped up in my life.  Maybe I could have been more alert and paid more attention to the signs.  Maybe I could have done a little more to help him. I was beating myself up playing the ‘Maybe I could have’ game. I thank God everyday that my brother’s suicide attempted failed.  He’s getting the help he needs...

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How To Lose Weight as an Older Woman

Leah called me for a phone session because she was menopausal and was having a very hard time losing weight. She had gained 12 pounds and was unhappy about it. “Everything I used to do doesn’t work anymore,” she told me. “I used to be able to cut back on my food for a few days or a week and lose 5 pounds. Now nothing happens. Even with exercise. I don’t know what to do.” I am not a nutritionist – I am an author and an Inner Bonding® facilitator. However, health and nutrition have been favorite subjects for...

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Managing Your Persistent Fears And Anxieties

Everybody deals with anxiety and depression, however some people have a hard time in managing it. As a result, here is a brief list of techniques that a person can use to help manage their most persistent fears and every day anxieties. When facing a current or upcoming task that overwhelms you with a lot of anxiety, the first thing you can do is to divide the task into a series of smaller steps. Completing these smaller tasks one at a time will make the stress more manageable and increases your chances of success. Sometimes we get stressed out...

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