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May

         For those of you who viewed the movie, Anger Management with Adam Sandler, you would recall a scene where he got himself arrested on an airplane.  After repeated requests for a pillow from a stewardess, he became irritated. The stewardess was more interested in telling her fellow stewardess about her romantic…

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May

Not all people are going to agree with each other. That is what makes us unique as individuals. Everyone bring’s in their own life experiences and perspectives into relationships.  Disagreeing is part of human nature. How we approach and try to resolve these disagreements is an important in conflict resolution. This holds especially true when…

30

Apr

Everyone has their own “self talk” or inner voice. They may not come up as thought bubbles as they do in cartoons, but to some degree we all access them.  This internal dialogue plays an active role in our decision making.  We evaluate decisions based on past experiences, personal preferences, individual interpretations of events, and…

30

Apr

Answer by Mark Myers: Identifying a problem (Anxiety) does not mean it goes away. I credit you for acknowledging your anxiety and wanting to do something about it. Some people struggle with anxiety a long time before coming to terms with their challenge. My first suggestion is devising a game plan.Understanding more about your anxiety…

26

Apr

Answer by Mark Myers: Selective Mutism, as you may well know, is predominately found in children. However, some adults do experience it as well. This disorder is characterized by  a person persistently failing to speak in select settings, which continues for more than 1 month. These individuals do talk to other people, usually family members….

26

Apr

Slowdown…. .. When you are angry your body is in heightened state (flight or fight).  Allowing this to build up makes it more difficult to stop anger episodes.  Picture yourself going downhill.  The further downhill you get, the more difficult it will be to stop. Challenge the thoughts that got Challenge the thoughts that got…

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Apr

There are many special rewards to being in a rewarding relationship. Studies indicate the individuals live longer and are more happy in fulfilling relationships. Having the friendship, support, and understanding of a significant other is very important for most people. Building a good life together is a continuous and sometimes challenging process. Couple dissolution could…

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Apr

Answer by Mark Myers: There are several disclosures that you have made that indicate agitation is not the only issue. Insecurity and unhappiness appear to be issues as well. My guess is that this is something that did not suddenly appear. It most likely was a work in progress. Family history, life experiences, relationships, and…

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Apr

Answer by Mark Myers: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a disorder that could manifest itself in different ways and to different degrees. There are also disorders that may fall under the same spectrum but present themselves differently. Usually, but not always, OCD is accompanied by avoidant behavior and/or compulsive rituals. These compulsions or rituals usually…

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Apr

Today is April 20th. This day takes on special significance for individuals immersed in Cannabis use . It is used to identify oneself with Cannabis use culture. 420(pronounced four-twenty) is based on the number as well as the event. Although that are different beliefs of it’s origins, the most consistent theory is the term was…