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  • Tolerating Emotional Pain

    Tolerating and Managing Emotional Pain Build Resilience Through Pain Tolerance David A. Morris, LCSW Most self help articles start with an explanation of how to get rid of unwanted feelings such as anger, anxiety or depression. In my experience, people who have a high quality …

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  • Living Longer Healthier Lives

    Living Longer, Healthier Lives By Jessica Marshall, RD and LEAP Therapist For thousands of years, people have wanted a longer, healthier life searching for anti-aging or exploring a mythical fountain of youth.  Even though nothing yet has been found, we still hold on to hope that …

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  • Sleep and School Aged Children

    Getting Sleep Back on Track by David A. Morris, LCSW If you have school aged children, you might notice something different about their demeanor during the first few weeks of school. Irritated, agitated, drifting, even miserable at times would not be an overstatement for most …

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  • Probiotics and Mood

    Serotonin In Your Gut – Probiotics and Your Mood Jessica Marshall, LDN CLT A psychiatrist once coined the term “psychobiotics” after studying the terrible tragedy which hit Walkerton, Canada. Their water supply had been overrun by dangerous strains of bacteria after severe flooding. A handful …

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  • Panic and Anxiety: Two Approaches

    Panic and Anxiety: Two Approaches by David A. Morris, LCSW Two people were hiking in the woods, and unfortunately came across two adult bears rummaging along the path. When the bears smelled the hikers and then met their gaze, they snorted very loudly. Loud enough …

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  • Panic and Performance

    Panic and Performance by David A. Morris, LCSW I spent nine years coaching collegiate soccer and throughout that time I saw how an athlete’s panic and anxiety could deteriorate their performance on the field. In regular life, anxiety appears to be no different when a …

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  • Naming Feelings

    Name Your Feelings by David A. Morris, LCSW There’s power in naming our inner feelings. Once when a client was telling me a story and the distress they were experiencing, I said absently “Whoa! I bet that guilt felt horrible?”. The client looked at me …

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  • Eating Feelings

    Eating Your Feelings Do you ever “eat your feelings”? Do you eat when you are not hungry, eat until you are uncomfortably full, or hide what you eat because you’re ashamed or embarrassed of what you just ate? Do you not know how to stop? …

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  • Diet Weight Loss

    The Diet Mentality – A 95% Failure Rate Weight loss and dieting. It’s all around us. We aren’t happy with our weight or shape. Few of our friends seem to be happy with it either. It’s like there’s a constant low-speed drill boring through our …

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  • Gratitude Inside Out Movie

    Gratitude and Inside Out Movie by Heather D. Morris, LCSW I recently watched the movie Inside Out with my children and it led to a great discussion about emotions that even my young child could understand. In the movie, a young girl moves across the …

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