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The Physiological Effects of Laughter by Lindsay Wilson-Barlow

Posted by on Apr 7, 2015 in Anxiety, Building Resilience, Chronic Illness, Chronic Pain, Depression, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Postpartum Depression, Spirituality, Stress |

Laughter can help improve mood, increase immune system functioning, and moderate stress hormones. Additionally, laughter is free (or at the very least, affordable) and it lacks harmful or unwanted side effects (with the exception of the occasional stomachache).

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Psychologist Spotlight: Having Vision, What I’ve Seen in Academically Successful Teens by Dr. Larry F. Waldman

Posted by on Mar 31, 2015 in Anxiety, Culture & Society, Learning Challenges, Marriage & Family, Parenting, Psychologist Spotlight, Stress |

In my nearly 40 years of practice as a psychologist I have had the opportunity to work with three adolescents who graduated at or near the top of their high school class. The one outstanding characteristic, I believe, that was common to all three of these students, which separated them from their classmates, is that they had vision.

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My Story: Setbacks Do Not Mean Failure – L’s Story

Posted by on Mar 24, 2015 in Addiction, Building Resilience, Depression, Grief, My Story, Stress, Substance Abuse |

When I was 19, I completed my first stint in rehab. I never really wanted to get into ‘the hard stuff’, so I got my highs through alcohol. It was never really a high I was after, though; I simply wanted to escape into another world, to forget about a loss that is still too hard to talk about.

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Life After Loss By Dr. Joy Lere

Posted by on Mar 17, 2015 in Anger Management, Anxiety, Building Resilience, Chronic Illness, Depression, Facing Death & Dying, Grief, Marriage & Family, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Spirituality, Suicide, The Wire |

Loss can create a very deep, dark chasm in our hearts and world. Over time—often much more quickly than you feel equipped to face it—you are forced to fall into to the putting-one-foot-in-front-of-the-other existence that life requires following loss. The language we use around grief is critical.

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Introducing the FindaPsychologist Toolkit!

Posted by on Mar 10, 2015 in Abuse, Addiction, Anger Management, Anxiety, Bipolar Mood Swings, Building Resilience, Culture & Society, Depression, Facing Death & Dying, Grief, Phobias, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Schizophrenia, Self Help Resources, Stress, The Wire |

Our lives are complicated. Recognizing that you need to find someone to talk to about your concerns can be the stepping stone to a healthy physical and mental well-being. The question is how do you find that someone?

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