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Alternative Cures for Anxiety: How to Cope with Anxiety without Medication

By Guest Blogger Dr. Carlo Carandang It may seem like a cliche, but I chose to become a psychiatrist as a way to help myself. I always suffered from anxiety, but never considered that help was available until I went through my psychiatry clinical clerkship as a medical student. During my psychiatry rotation, I soon found my calling- helping others who…

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I am My Beloved’s and My Beloved is Mine

By Guest Blogger Taly Fleischer On July 3rd 2005, I married Brandon – the love of my life. Our courtship was a whirlwind romance; the kind of stuff in fairy tales. Brandon and I first met in 1991 when I went on vacation with his brother and my friend. At the time, we all saw Brandon as the "little brother" that…

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Off The Fence and Onto The Sea

By Guest Blogger Bethany Rosselit I know all about sitting on the fence. I didn't just sit there for 10 years.  I bought a house there. I was settled down with my family of three, living in a 4-bedroom house in the woods.  I had worked in the same job for 10 years, and I would probably retire from it, growing…

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5 Life Lessons Learned From My Son’s Near Death Experience

By Guest Blogger Ruth Zive My son was blue, limp, lifeless, silent... essentially dead.  And then in five moments of interminable chaos, stress, hysteria and prayer, my daughter and I brought him back to life. This day changed everything, and ultimately propelled me off of the fence, in so many important ways. I found him in the pool, face down…

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The Season Of F*ck It

By Guest Blogger Jamie Greenwood A few months ago, I was interviewed by my dear friend and therapist Dr. Leslie Carr. During our chat, we touched on one of my favorite topics - the overachieving woman.  You see, we are entering a season I like to call, The Season of F*ck It. Let me explain. Many of my clients are a lot like…

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The Secrets To Happiness on @OWNTV #OWNSHOW

Happy #MotivationMonday, ladies! My fifth episode of the #OWNSHOW on OWN TV aired live at 7am this morning. The topic was on some less well-known happiness boosters. Here is this week's episode on Oprah Winfrey Network. It goes to show you how early I clearly go to bed - I thought Letterman had retired!! My bad! For other happiness boosters to incorporate into your life immediately, visit…

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Wordless Wednesday: Filters and Facades

I saw these on Instagram this week, and at first, they made me chuckle because they are in fact funny. But then at second glance, they made me think of something more profound. Something deeper. Something more serious, and more real going on. I also saw an ad that popped up for me yesterday on Facebook. An ad for a…

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Blue Monday: 10 Tips To Get Yourself Out Of A Rut

"Christmas is over, you've put on weight, it's cold out, it's dark out, your credit card bills are in, you're not going to get another day off until March, and you're tired. You might even be depressed. If so, you are not alone, especially not today. For today, according to one measure, is Blue Monday, the most depressing day of…

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Playing In Your Own Shit

As I was in yoga class last week, it brought me back to a story a few years back. I would like to share this story that resonated for me, especially since we just started a new year, and can therefore start with a clean slate - tabula rasa. So.... a few years ago. Yoga. Yes. I was totally into it... relaxed,…

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5 Strategies To De-Stress Your Kids

I wanted to share this week's Global TV segment with you. In my coaching practice, I am seeing extraordinarily high levels of stress and tension in families lately as a common thread. Many of my female clients are stressed, burned out, and it's being filtered down to their kids. One study says 50% of kids today feel stressed out. Children’s tensions are on the rise due…

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