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What Is Happiness?

“Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling.” – Margaret Runbeck, American author, teacher and humanitarian (1905-1956) Ask anyone the definition of happiness and we’ll get different answers. For some, defining happiness has more to do with how they feel at the moment, whether they got up feeling terrific or …

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Don’t Let Trauma Ruin Your Life

Have you suffered trauma that is so devastating that it is currently ruining your life? Are you, perhaps, the parent of a child that has experience some form of trauma and want to know how you can help your child?

Unhappy Holidays: Handling a Family Member Who Typically Gets Drunk

The scene is all-too familiar for many American families. One family member gets blotto and ruins holiday get-togethers to such an extent that it spells humiliation for everyone concerned. Not the least of which are any children present who have to witness the intoxication of their parent or grandparent or other family member. Maybe this …

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Sexual Trauma Among Men in the Military

It is hard to estimate the number of military servicemen who have suffered from sexual trauma during active duty. Reliable statistics simply don’t exist. VA records show that one in every 100 male veterans treated by the VA reported being sexually traumatized by fellow servicemen during their military careers. Given that 18 million of the …

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The Importance of Attitude

“Man’s rise or fall, success or failure, happiness or unhappiness depends on his attitude…a man’s attitude will create the situation he imagines.” – James Lane Allen, American novelist and short story writer (1849-1925) When we think about having “attitude,” sometimes we think of something bad or too forward or outgoing. As if this is something …

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Causes of Sexual Addiction Are Complex

Why do some people have an inability to control their use of online pornography, while others are unaffected? Why do some continue to have sexual encounters with multiple people, even when they know the consequences? The causes of sexual addiction are complex, but factors like history of addiction, biochemical problems, or a history of abuse …

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How To Gain Strength, Courage and Confidence in Recovery

“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady of the United States, from 1933 to 1945, wife of Franklin D. Roosevelt, President of the United States, she …

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Recent Trends in Eating Disorders

Documenting the trends in eating disorders is difficult because many who suffer from the disorders never seek treatment. Because of the stigma associated with anorexia and other disorders, many who have the disease hide their condition for years before entering an eating disorder treatment program.

Women in College Struggle with Eating Disorders

College is a time of transition for young people, and is often a time when eating disorders emerge for young women. Away from home and the normal structures of family meals, undergraduate women often find ample opportunities to compare themselves to others. For some, disordered eating patterns can develop.

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