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The Way we Communicate with Young People is by Text, Saves Lives!

Amazingly, helping those in need by a crisis text line Texting has become So important in helping the young!  We now understand the importance of Texting! We support it totally! by Nancy Lublin    How data from a crisis text line is saving lives     When a young woman texted DoSomething.org with a heartbreaking cry for […]

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Seven steps for making your New Year’s resolutions stick Maybe you plan to ring in 2011 with a new resolve to quit smoking, lose weight, exercise more, not sweat the small stuff. And maybe these resolutions sound familiar — maybe just like the ones you made a year ago!

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A Downer Does this sound familiar? I’ll go to the gym four times a week starting tomorrow. Sure I will. I’ll drive there, sit in my car, pound back an extra large Timmy Ho’s ‘double-double’ (that’s Canada speak for coffee with 2 sugars and creams) while I wrestle with the elastic waistband of the new […]

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10 Life Lessons You Should Unlearn Oprah.com   In the past 10 years, I’ve realized that our culture is rife with ideas that actually inhibit joy. Here are some of the things I’m most grateful to have unlearned: 1. Problems are bad. You spent your school years solving arbitrary problems imposed by boring authority figures. […]

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Self-Appreciation is the foundation of a healthy self-image and goes hand in hand with self-esteem and self-confidence. It starts with accepting the self and the way in which it is showing up in this life. This might not happen over night but as a process of self-discovery. Developing self-appreciation will lead to a fuller, healthier […]

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By John T. Cacioppo, Ph.D.  Mar 6 2010 – Resilience as a property of a substance refers to its ability to recoil or spring back into shape after bending, stretching, or being compressed. People can also be more or less resilient, and in this context resilience refers to a person’s ability to withstand or recover […]

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Mindfulness: Expectations Can Be Destructive Expectations can be destructive. It isn’t so much the experience itself that causes us pain, but rather the expectations we have about the experience. Have you ever anticipated a first date and then been disappointed because it didn’t meet up to your expectations? If you had gone into the situation […]

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Eating Disorders Organizations List Below is a list of Eating Disorders Organizations that you can contact for further help, information and support. The non-profit organizations listed here can provide educational and written material, lecture information, referrals to treatment in your area, and more. Don’t forget to also check out the Treatment Finder for a list […]

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A New Year and New Decade’s Resolution for 2010 Altruism – Paying It Forward  2010 brings not just a new year, but a new decade, for a fresh start.  Rather than a long list of resolutions, having one unifying theme might be more realistic and attainable.  For the next decade, I propose altruism.  Few would […]

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As a young child, it was easy to tell someone “no.” If you didn’t want to eat your vegetables you would say so. If someone you didn’t care for asked for a favor, “no” was an effortless response. If you couldn’t take your friend up on their invitation to meet up after school “no” replaced […]

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