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Do I Have an Eating Disorder?

do i have an eating disorder

The ubiquitous nature of social media exposes many young teens and adults alike to look to unrealistic standards when it comes to the perception of an “ideal” body type. These standards are imposed everywhere around us- and can have detrimental effects to how we perceive health.

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Could I possibly be addicted to marijuana?

am I addicted to marijuana

Marijuana--an herb plant that goes by many names: weed, mary jane, pot, ganja, dope, cannabis, the list goes on--has been a controversial topic of debate for decades. Supporters and opponents for and against the state-level legalization of marijuana have made numerous conflicting claims. Advocates believe legalization reduces crime, raises tax revenue, lowers criminal justice expenditures, improves public health, bolsters traffic safety, and stimulates the economy. Critics argue that legalization spurs marijuana and other drug or alcohol use, increases crime, diminishes traffic safety, harms public health, and lowers teen educational achievement.

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Beating the Winter Blues: Sunlight is the Key to Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal Affective Disorder
Dealing with a case of the winter blues? It’s difficult for some people to retain their energy levels and positive mood as the days grow shorter and the temperatures colder in the winter months. Mild cases are commonly referred to as the winter blues, while more severe cases may meet the criteria for Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), a type of depression. Whether you have a mild case of the winter blues or have been diagnosed with Seasonal Affective Disorder, there are several ways to address the root cause of SAD and alleviate your symptoms.

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What Dating Is Like For Millennials

Millennial Dating Trends

There are many statistics to point towards the notion that for millennials, dating and relationships (and eventually marriage) is something hard to grasp. According to a recent report, young people are marrying later and having sex less. In 1960, 72% of all adults aged eighteen and older were married; today just 51% are. The same effect is happening across most other advanced post-industrial societies. Is it because of the hardships of meeting people? Maintaining the relationship? It’s unknown why today’s young adults are abandoning marriage or merely delaying it. Join us as we explore millennial dating trends! 

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Religion vs Spirituality: What are the differences?!

Religion VS spirituality: what are the differences?

There has been a history of debate regarding the relationship between spirituality and religion. Do elements of spirituality reside in religion? What about the other way around? The number of questions can seem endless. For some, there is a sharp boundary between these two concepts. For others, this boundary is shared. There are also others that simply do not subscribe to any of these ideas.
However, in this article, I’d like to talk about some of the differences between what it means to be spiritual and religious. It is not to say that there aren’t any similarities between the two. As you may already know, the topic of religion and spirituality can be a sensitive idea for many to discuss. The contents of this article is served to promote discussion between those in the TherapyCable community.

 

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How To Start Dating In College

How to start Dating in College

There isn’t any cookie-cutter way to start dating in college, let alone anywhere. Much it depends on the timing, coincidence, and where you happen to be in life. Technically, a guideline for how to start dating should apply to any circumstance, but let’s talk college.

In college, you’re thrown out into the world and leaving your home of familiarity to be thrust into another bubble of youth, energy and ideas. You’ll be exposed to a lot of new people and personalities. It’s natural to look for partners in college; in fact many couples who end up married do meet in college. A Facebook Data Sciences study found that about 28% of married graduates attended the same colleges as their spouse. Also, 63% of women hope to meet their spouse in college. College is a great place to search for potential partners. With so much going on around you, where is a good place to look?

 

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5 Tips For How To Overcome Anxiety

5 Tips for how to overcome anxiety

Anxiety is an endless, tiring, and toxic mental cycle. It feels like you have absolutely no control over it. When it’s happening, it’s happening at the front of your mind. When you should be focusing on the task at hand, you’re obsessing about what happened last night, or something that might happen in a couple of days from now. Anxiety loosens your grip on the present moment.

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7 Fitness Myths and Tips!

Fitness myths and tips

People either believe that attaining fitness is a difficult or easy task, depending on the myths that they have been buying into. Many people seek advice from their friends or the Internet, but they don’t do their own research to determine the validity of these “fitness facts.” This is why it’s essential to be certain of what is true and what isn’t. If people believe everything they hear about losing weight or gaining muscle, their beliefs might actually do more harm than good. Here are 7 myths about fitness:

 

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How Can Eating Certain Foods Affect your Mood?

How Can Eating Certain Foods Affect your Mood?

There are many ways in which we can all approach our relationship with food! As consumers, we need to realize that our relationship with food is complex. There are many things that are outside of our control that can shift our mood besides just eating. However, certain foods definitely have an effect in facilitating our mood. Also, you must understand this principle: As much as eating certain foods can affect our mood, our mood can also affect the certain foods we eat. In the list below, I will talk about how some of the most common foods that we see on a day to day basis can alter our moods! Not only that, I will also talk about how we can adjust certain aspects of our eating lifestyle (physically and mentally) that can positively impact the way in which we live our entire lives.

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What is Sex Therapy and What Are the Benefits?

What is sex therapy and what are the benefits of sex therapy?

What is sex therapy? How do you know if you need it? How do you even know if your sex life is considered normal? There’s a lot of questions that might go through your head when you hear the words: sex therapy. Some people may be afraid to seek help or extra counseling even when they may need it. Others may feel like they need it, but are not sure. Even more, others may avoid it out of embarrassment, but there is nothing to be ashamed of. There is no way to tell anything for sure. Also, people avoid seeking out sex therapy because they fear the unknown. But there is nothing to fear about the unknown, and it’s easy to gain knowledge on this topic. Without further ado, here is some information about sex therapy, and how it can help your sex life.

 

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How do you know she's / he's the one?

How do you know if she's the one?

For those of you that are in a current romantic relationship, are you able to see if he or she is “the right one”? Knowing if he or she is the “right one” requires a fundamental base of understanding and appreciation of what your significant other has to offer. Successful interpersonal relationships reflect a happy balance between the environment that surrounds them, and of course, their personal characteristics (this will be explained more as you read along)! All of these factors are intimately woven to create a certain synergy that constitutes a successful relationship.

 

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5 Tips For How To Deal With Peer Pressure at Parties

5 tips for how to deal with peer pressure at parties

Peer pressure is all around you, and it’s one of the most ubiquitous forces surrounding a person’s development in society. Even from a young age, there’s a lot of internal and external pressure, both positive and negative. When other people are taunting and teasing you for something you don’t want to do, it’s hard to not feel humiliated and frustrated, but there are many ways to redirect their attention and alleviate the situation. As individuals, we all deserve to feel respected and comfortable in our own skin.

 

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Tips for Overcoming Stress During Test Season

tips for overcoming stress during test season

What is stress?

We hear the word stress every day. People use it to describe the effects of long, hard days or difficult life experiences. However, the actual definition of stress is not well-known. According to the Stress Management Society, stress is your body’s response to situations. If you are stressed out, your body will switch into the flight or fight response, which is what evolution has created for humans to survive when under attack. During the flight or fight response, various hormones are released, blood flow changes in the body, and you experience a flood of energy. This is beneficial if you are under attack. However, this response often occurs in unnecessary situations. For example, the flight or fight response is not going to be very beneficial when you need to study for a difficult exam. In this situation, the fight or flight response would be even more detrimental because brain functioning is temporarily reduced. The reasoning behind this is that if you are under attack, you are going to need your muscles rather than your brain; therefore, blood rushes to your muscles instead of the brain. If this occurs, studying for a test or performing well on exam day would be much more challenging.

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5 Tips for Dating Better and Improving Relationships

5 tips for better dating and improving your relationship

If you are reading this, it may mean one of three things: one, you are dating someone; two, you are in a romantic relationship (congratulations); or three, you are someone who is curious about improving the quality of your relationships, whether they be romantic or platonic. The good news is that this article can address all three scenarios. While these five tips may be addressed more towards couples, they can be used to improve the quality of interpersonal relationships across the board.

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Why do we eat unhealthy food? ...And how to stop!

 Why do we eat bad food therapycable
Donuts! Burgers! Chips! Some of us know these foods all too well. From busy, young teens to working adults, everyone tends to choose the fastest and most convenient way to select food that allows us to efficiently acquire, devour, and enjoy it. Most of us know the repercussions of eating unhealthy food, but why do we continue to do it anyway? Here are five reasons why we choose to continue to eat unhealthy food and how to stop eating them:

 

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What is Play Therapy?

what is play therapy? Therapycable

Play therapy was developed in the early 1900s by the founders of Child Psychotherapy, Sigmund Freud, Margaret Lowenfeld, and Melanie Klein. The preliminary components that play therapy was built from are not all present in the modern form. However, many of the original elements still exist in current play therapy. These three psychologists believed that a child’s unprompted play was an alternate to free association, which was a therapeutic method for adults during this time period. Play therapy centers around the premise that when children play, they are expressing their feelings, thoughts, and life experiences. These aspects may be difficult for children to express in a non-play environment. Play therapy has been implemented for over a century, but it is currently a growing therapy method among mental health professionals. An increasing number of families are involving their children in play therapy, and it has become a common form of treatment in the United States.

 

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How to build confidence in women

How to build confidence in women

We women deserve to feel confident in our own skin. Women’s minds and bodies make up their identity so they should never be afraid to show their true selves. But why do so many women lack confidence? Possible explanations include:

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The Psychology of Persuasion and Influence

The psychology of persuasion and influence

If someone in a position of authority told you to assist him in helping an old grandma across the street, you would most likely comply with his request, right? But what if he had asked you to hurt someone? Would you still comply? You are probably thinking... No way! But statistically, you are very likely to comply. The psychology of persuasion and influence has been studied and utilized time and time again.

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The Psychology of Spirituality and Meditation

In this day and age, we are constantly busy, going from one task to the next. Most of us struggle squeezing in time for ourselves when we are balancing a hectic schedule filled with obligations and responsibilities. How often do we actually take a moment to breathe, relax or collect our thoughts? We have become accustomed to letting our thoughts wander and our bodies run from point A to point B. We become so caught up in our actions that we often forget to live in the present moment. To some of us, it might even feel weird to take a moment for ourselves to put our mind and actions on pause just so we can be in the present moment. Maintaining a busy schedule can inadvertently cause unwanted feelings of stress and anxiety. Meditation, yoga and tai chi are a few types of mind and body exercises we can utilize to reach our spirituality. These exercises reduce stress and anxiety as they allow us to achieve a deep state of peace and tranquility.

 

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Warning Signs of Anorexia and Eating disorders

 

Anorexia affects millions of Americans, roughly 95% of anorexia sufferers are young women, and about  20% of those cases being fatal. Anorexia has one of the highest death rates of any mental health condition and the  longer  it goes untreated, the higher the chance of the condition becoming lethal. It is important to detect anorexia and get help as soon as possible. So what are some of the warning signs that someone is suffering from Anorexia?

 

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