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Procrastination

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Dealing With Procrastination

Behavioral patterns and distorted thinking often are the big culprits behind procrastination. Examples of distorted thinking can include: • anxiety or fear of failure • perfectionism and unrealistic expectations • self-defeating beliefs or excuses • negative self-thoughts/talks/ For example “I’m not smart enough” • underestimating the time necessary to complete a task • overestimating time available to complete a task …

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Overcoming Procrastination

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Dealing With Procrastination

Do you usually avoid doing what needs to be done? Is your refrain “I’ll do it later”? Do you postpone tasks to the last moment? Most of us procrastinate at time. What can you do to keep procrastination from undermining your success at work, at school, in important areas of your life? What can you do to keep procrastination from …

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Cyber-Bullying

One of the most common issues presented by children and adolescents is cyber-bullying. Before the Internet, a spiteful rumor would be spread in school by students talking to each other. In general, the rumor would dwindle after a few days, the source of the gossip would be identified, and dealt with, even though it would leave a distressed teen in …

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Ovecoming Anxiety

Are you constantly tense, worried, or on edge? Does your anxiety interfere with your work, school, or family responsibilities? Are you overwhelmed by fears that you know are irrational, but can’t shake? Do you avoid situations or activities because they cause you anxiety? Do you experience unexpected attacks of heart-pounding panic? If you identify with several of the following signs …

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Treating Anxiety

New research suggests that individual cognitive-behavioral therapy may be more effective than pharmacotherapy and self-help interventions for treating adult patients with social anxiety disorder. According to the lead author, Evan Mayo-Wilson, DPhil, “There’s a push in a lot of healthcare services to move towards a stepped-care model, where you’re trying to save money by doing therapy in groups. But we …

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Divorce & Children

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Effects of Divorce on Children

A drop in parents’ income often caused by the same income now supporting two households directly affects children over time in terms of good nutrition, involvement in extracurricular activities, clothing, and school choices. Sometimes a parent who had stayed home with the children is forced into the workplace and the children experience an increase in time in child care. A …

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Divorce & Children

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Effects of Divorce on Children

In the last few years, higher-quality research has shown the negative effects of divorce on children have been greatly exaggerated. In the past we read that children of divorce suffered from depression, failed in school, and got in trouble with the law. Children with depression and conduct disorders showed indications of those problems before divorce because there was parental conflict …

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Shielding your Relationship from Divorce

The break of a relationship is a painful experience. Who starts a marriage expecting to divorce? Yet significant percentage of marriages end eventually in a divorce. So what does it take to insulate your relationship from series of choices that bring the relationship to an end? Professionals agree that to value and prioritize the relationship and consistently nurturing the relationship …

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Outlook on Obstacles and Challenges

I like eagles. They face storms with courage and boldness. When a storm is coming every other bird runs away from the storm. The eagle flies into the storm. We, like birds, can run way, be paralyzed when we think that our circumstances are more than we can handle or succeed and grow tremendously in overwhelming circumstances. What makes a …

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What About Panic Attacks?

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Dealing With Stress And Anxiety

One of the most debilitating manifestations of anxiety is the panic attack. These dramatic episodes of anxiety seem to come out of the blue and happen even when there is no real danger. They are usually intense for a few minutes and then subside. The sufferer may experience chest pains, the feeling of smothering, dizziness, heart pounding, depersonalization, hot and …

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