What Does Psychology Have to Do With Weight Loss?

New year. New goals. A fresh start. We often start a new year inspired with goals to practice healthy habits and lose weight. Yet how often have your diet plans felt sabotaged? You start a diet and exercise program that you can’t maintain, or you lose weight and get discouraged when you gain the weight back again? It’s easy to end up feeling defeated…

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5 Ways to Remember a Loved One: Grief During the Holidays

The holiday season arrives with memories of family, friends, good food, traditions, and generous giving. No wonder it’s called “the most wonderful time of the year.” But when you’re grieving the loss of a loved one, the holidays can magnify your loss. The same holiday decorating, music, and traditions that used to bring you so much joy become a source of pain as they…

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Understanding Trauma

When people think about trauma, they imagine the absolute worst thing that could happen. People often assume that something does not qualify as trauma unless it is an extreme situation, with an extreme reaction. It’s easy to understand why going to war might be traumatic, but such thinking minimizes the trauma that each of us has faced at some point in our life. As…

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