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  • Will Being Skinny Solve All My Problems? June 5, 2014
    It’s June, and summer is around the corner. If you’ve been worrying about putting on bathing suits, shorts, sun dresses or the other, smaller pieces of clothing that make an Ohio summer bearable, this article by CeCe Olisa might resonate with you. Being skinny won’t make it easier to get out the door in something skimpy– but overcoming your body [...] The po

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  • Man Therapy Case Study 2.0 May 30, 2014
    “Did you know that men have feelings?” This is how the Man Therapy video below from Cactus Denver opens. As we near the end of Mental Health Month, this humorous video raises some important ideas in an extremely palatable way. If you’re a man, or if you know a man, I suggest that you watch and pass along the video, [...] The post Man Therapy Case Study 2.0 a

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  • 10 Facts You Should Know for Memorial Day May 27, 2014
    It’s Memorial Day, and it’s the tail end of Mental Health Awareness Month. This is a day for reflection, and it’s definitely a day to consider the many sacrifices those who serve in our Armed Forces make… and the ones many veterans are still making. This timely article from the Huffington Post includes a list of Veterans Bills recently introduced [...] The p

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  • Mental health month: Learn the facts; fight the stigma May 23, 2014
    May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and as it draws to a close, I wanted to share an excerpt from an article I found on AL.com that includes some excellent points about the irrational stigmas our society still attaches to many mental health issues, as well as some statistics about mental health. Please check out this excerpt, and I hope [...] The post Ment

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  • This Woman Is Determined To Improve Our Body Image May 19, 2014
    How do you feel about your body? If you feel like your body image could be better, you’re not alone. In fact, people who think they look amazing are hard to come by. One woman has been in the media a lot lately because she wants to change that. As The Huffington Post puts it: “Taryn Brumfitt despised her body [...] The post This Woman Is Determined To Improv

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  • Teaching girls to “brag”: can it build their self-esteem? May 9, 2014
    Good self-esteem is a valuable foundation for success in life, and girls have a lot of barriers to it. Although things have certainly changed for the better in the last 50 years, the “Lean In” movement has shined a light on how the language used in relation to girls who demonstrate what might be called “leadership” in boys are often [...] The post Teaching g

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  • Feeling lonely, Cleveland seniors? You’re not alone. May 8, 2014
    A recent study in the UK has shown that nearly 50% of people there over 65 feel lonely most of the time. Chances are that’s true in Ohio as well. “Empty Nest” syndrome can lead to depression and other issues in senior citizens. Finding yourself over 65 and divorced or widowed can have the same result. Here’s an excerpt from [...] The post Feeling lonely, Cle

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  • Learn how to end a family conflict with the help of therapy May 7, 2014
    Family conflict tends to peak around holidays, and with Mother’s Day coming up this weekend, you might be noticing tensions rising in your family. If you’re in the Cleveland area and you’re experiencing or witnessing any kind of conflict between parents, parents and children, siblings, or among extended family, you should know that there’s a great potential

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  • Ohio Featured in Study on “What Calling A Girl ‘Fat’ Really Does” May 1, 2014
    If you’ve ever doubted that weight loss and body image are at least as much psychological issues as they are physical issues, this study from UCLA should be eye-opening. If you’re an obese adult in Ohio, and you can recall having adults call you fat or comment negatively on your weight during your childhood, the findings in this study suggest [...] The post

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  • Shape Magazine Asks: Is Being Neurotic About Food Unhealthy? April 22, 2014
    Are you neurotic about food? It’s hard to believe that after months of thinking more about beating Seasonal Affective Disorder than peeling off layers and soaking up sun, bathing suit and shorts season is almost upon us… and so are the body image issues that come with it. Where eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia get a lot of press, and [...] The post

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