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My Journey with Emotional Eating, Part 1: Food as a Symbol of Love

November 27, 2012

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Another article on food today….emotional eating. And this is applicable to creating a “proactive plan” because if we don’t understand our current learned coping mechanisms of dealing with life and life stressors….its pretty difficult to not simply shift from one avoidance strategy to another. So today…. From what I consider to be one of the […]

Learning To Live After Being Labeled

November 20, 2012

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Learning to create our “best life” after be labeled as “mentally ill” can be a challenge. Often we have come to see ourselves as “less than” and feel as though we often “have no choice”. I meet many every day who have come to believe that their “illness” is the reason they can’t work, can’t […]

A Journey…: Good Day/Bad Day

November 9, 2012

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Part of making that “proactive plan” to reduce reliance on psychotropic drugs that dull our emotions and slow our thinking is to learn the self management skill of learning to choose to engage with life in a different way. In my own journey, the idea that I could “choose” to not follow every thought I […]