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So what is radical acceptance?   Principals of radical acceptance suggest is it helpful to acknowledge the situation without judging what is happening or criticizing.  Radical acceptance does not mean that we agree with that is happening in our lives or that we like it, it simply means we are choosing to acknowledge.  Letting go of things we cannot control can actually create sense of freedom and happiness.  Radical Acceptance of the five things we cannot change: 1... Read More
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Valentine’s Day is looming large on the horizon, and everywhere you look, commercials, magazines, store displays, and more are focused on helping couples plan the “perfect” February 14th celebration. Yes, if you’re in a relationship, it is important and enjoyable to celebrate your love on this special day. However, Todd Patkin has some advice for married couples especially: Romance, roses, chocolates, and champagne are only a small part of what makes up a marri... Read More
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Feeling stressed? You’re not alone. A 2013 survey by the APA found that stress is extremely common among teenagers. Teenagers who responded to the survey report they’re experiencing what they think are unhealthy levels of stress, especially during the school year. In fact, school is the top source of stress for teens. Getting into a good college or deciding what to do after high school is the second-biggest source of tension. The mind and body are closely connected, and stress ca... Read More
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Guess what? YOU are not alone — 18% of the population in the Unites States from an anxiety disorder, with around a quarter of these cases classified as severe. Fewer than 40% of anxiety sufferers are receiving treatment for their disorder. Here’s how to calm your mind and get yourself out on the road: Remind yourself why you want to travel – Whenever you think about canceling your trip, picture yourself in the place you most want to visit, and tell yourself that... Read More
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