Forgive Yourself

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Although there may be things in your past you wish you could change, it is important for your own health to forgive yourself. Accept that you cannot change the past. Lingering on memories and feelings of the past that are unpleasant will only create more bad feelings. Why? Because dwelling on the past can actually make you feel more depressed. Here are a handful of ways to start letting go of the past. Talk About Your Problems When you talk about past problems, it’s easier to remember where long-ago issues reside—in the past. When you talk through things that have happened

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5 Ways to Start a Gratitude Practice

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Practicing gratitude can decrease stress, increase optimism, and improve your well-being. This is because negative thoughts can be very draining. So, changing your outlook and focusing on the positives in your life can help pave your path to healing. If you need help finding thankfulness in your life, reach out for counseling. Talking about your problems, and recognizing the good you already have in your life, can lead to more happiness and fulfillment while reducing stress and depression. Below are a handful of gratitude exercises, pick one or two and incorporate them into your daily routine. Compliment Yourself Recognize something

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Feeling Overwhelmed? Here are Three Solutions You Can Use Today

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Whether you’re single, divorced, or married, many feel overwhelmed. Everyone has good days and bad days. Sometimes you want to write down your gratitudes because you’re so filled with joy. But at other times, it would be difficult in your own frame of mind to even conjure up three reasons why you are grateful to crawl out of bed in the morning. If you need a helping hand, reserve a personal consulting session to explore ways to eliminate your frustrations. Are You Feeling Overwhelmed? Maybe you’re living in a state of chaos because there’s so much going on in your life.

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When Was the Last Time You Had a True Feeling of Joy?

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Joy can mean many things depending on who you are talking to and how you present the question. But the definition of joy remains the same, it is a feeling of great pleasure and happiness. Do you remember the last time you felt joyful? What Is a Joy Journal? Do you keep a joy journal for those times when you experience a true feeling of joy? Most don’t, although keeping a gratitude journal and recording times of happiness can be beneficial for your health. Even if you don’t keep a journal, when you are joyful, you may find the event

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How Your Faith Can Impact on Your Health?

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Predicting a person’s physical and mental health can be as simple as asking them what they did on the Sabbath. Religion is one of the most important predictors of health. Spiritual practices have been linked to a reduction in blood pressure, a strong immune system, and the elimination of mental illnesses. Scientific studies have shown that a lack of religion is as unhealthy as smoking a packet of cigarettes a day for forty years. If you want to improve your physical and mental health, you need to start going to church and praying every day. Here are some of the

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Remember to Enjoy Simple Things

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There are times when life is difficult. And when things are hard, it can be helpful to remind yourself to enjoy the simple things in life. If you feel overwhelmed, with everything on the news or with issues in your personal life, focusing on positives is a way to lift your spirts and reduce feelings of anxiety. If you are struggling and want to connect with a personal support coach, reach out. With experience helping individuals improve their lives, a coach can share strategies such as reframing your thoughts and focusing on small things that bring you joy. How You Interpret

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Aging: Finding Joy in Your Life Again

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It’s not easy getting older. Not only do you have to deal with the aches and pains of this stage of life, but the reality of death is harsh. You may have lost loved ones that were a big part of your life. Losing them may have brought you to your knees in desperation of wanting them to come back. While you may have been able to get back on your feet again, things are not the same. You may have lost the joy in your life. Aging: vFinding Joy in Your Life Again Aging: Finding Joy in Your Life Again

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When Roles Reverse: Talking to Parents About Alcohol

When Roles Reverse: Talking to Parents About Alcohol

In every parent-child relationship, there eventually comes a time when roles reverse. It's a natural and inevitable extension of the aging process. The mom or dad who once changed your diapers, drove you to soccer practice, and applied Band-aids to skinned knees will gradually lose their mobility and independence, requiring greater help and supervision with their own health and safety needs. For the child who in turn is tasked with caring for an aging parent, navigating this new juncture can be difficult because it means taking a more directive role in relation to a grown-up who, in addition to having

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3 Personal Problems and How to Solve Them

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Dealing with personal problems is part of life. Ideally there are quick solutions, but this isn’t always the case. There are times when problems nag at people. They consume a person’s thoughts and become a cause of sadness and worry. Everyone has problems from time to time. It is important to remind yourself that coping with life issues is human. You can grow from this. You can solve your current issue and learn strategies to help you avoid more problems in the future. Talking to a personal support service can help. Problems can be solved when they are acknowledged and

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