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September 18, 2018

Family systems theory is a theory of human behavior that views the family as an emotional unit and uses systems thinking to describe the complex interactions in the unit.  Members of the family are intensely connected emotionally.  What affects one, affects all in the family system.  For ...

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September is suicide prevention awareness month and pain awareness month. Both are very much related. Patients with chronic pain are vulnerable to depression and may present with higher risk for suicide. According to the American Chronic Pain Association, patients with chronic pain are twice as ...

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The new school year has arrived. Back to the routine of getting up early, school assignments, sport activities (which means more driving), early breakfasts, meal planning and overall more activities. Oftentimes as parents, we begin to take on a lot of the responsibility for our kids going “back ...

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The new school year is quickly approaching us. The unofficial end of summer is Labor Day and we are back to the routine of getting up early, school assignments, sport activities (which means more driving), early breakfasts, meal planning and overall more activities. Now is a good time for us to ...

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It is that time again when our children are preparing to leave for school or in some cases leaving for the first time. It is a new phase in life for us and them that represents transition and change. Watching our children step into a separate world can be very challenging for us.  We care about ...

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Learning to trust again after trust has been broken takes time, healing and work.  Trust can be broken in many ways including being cheated on, betrayed, lied to, left out, or a break-up. When someone breaks our trust, we no longer trust anyone.  This leads to isolation, loss, depression and ...

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EMOTIONAL EATING: FEEDING YOUR FEELINGS Emotional eating can be described as episodes of binge-eating, grazing and/or eating when not hungry to soothe feelings. Emotional eaters have a pattern of eating to cope with stress, emotional conflicts and problems of daily life. Emotional eating is ...

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