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What to Expect In Early Sobriety

What to Expect In Early Sobriety

Getting Sober Whether you are just starting out on your journey towards sobriety, or you’ve been sober for years, sobriety offers many positive rewards. During early sobriety, you’ll start to rebuild trust with your friends and family (even if it’s a gradual process), notice your physical health improving, get through…

How to Deal with Narcissism

How to Deal with Narcissism

What is Narcissism? Narcissistic personality disorder is a diagnosis, though not everyone who displays narcissistic traits meets the criteria for having a diagnosable disorder. Individuals may only display some narcissistic traits, including: lacking empathy, being preoccupied with unlimited success, power, attraction, or beauty, being materialistic as a way to show…

How to Handle Stressful Parents as an Independent Adult

How to Handle Stressful Parents as an Independent Adult

Everyone deals with stress from time to time, but when it starts to elevate it can become unhealthy. Normal stress involves keeping up with responsibilities, dealing with people, bosses, friends, family, school, work, and so on. When stress becomes chronic, it can impact your overall mental and physical health and…

How to Ditch New Year’s Resolutions and Still Be Your Best Self

How to Ditch New Year’s Resolutions and Still Be Your Best Self

Every year we go through the same task of making New Year’s Resolutions… and every year we struggle to achieve them. People often fail at accomplishing their goals because they set really high expectations that are difficult, if not impossible, to follow through with. Setting unrealistic goals can cause unwanted…

10 Tips on Handling Family During the Holidays While Coping with Mental Illness

10 Tips on Handling Family During the Holidays While Coping with Mental Illness

For some, the holidays are a time of year for joy and celebration. But for others, it can bring on unnecessary stress and tension, especially if you are struggling with mental illness. Everyone has a family member (or two or three) who spreads rumors, pushes buttons, or pokes their nose…