When you’re an active alcoholic, denial can be a powerful thing. We justify our actions, our choices, and the decisions that we otherwise wouldn’t be making if we were sober. From the outside looking in, it didn’t appear that I was the stereotypical alcoholic. I had a job, paid my rent, had relationships and […]
Life is full of obstacles, challenges, and trials, but you choose how you take control and face them. Imagine one day, you fail your final because you couldn’t sleep, your car breaks down, and you have a cold. Your day continuously gets worse with one thing after another. You keep thinking about the different […]
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Last Friday, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a plan to reduce smoking-related deaths in the United States. This would be achieved by reducing the level of nicotine in cigarettes to such a low level that they are non-addictive. According to FDA Chief Dr. Scott Gottlieb, this action, “is a cornerstone of our […]
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Grief can be an overwhelming feeling. It can last days, weeks, months, or even years. It’s a response to the death of a loved one, a relationship, or any other meaningful situation in your life. Because grief is so emotional and can cause anger, frustration, depression, and anxiety, it’s our natural reaction to want […]
For many years after the Great Recession, there were far more qualified job applicants than available positions. This was especially the case for blue collar fields such as manufacturing. Now that the economy has bounced back, there are plenty of open positions at some companies, but they aren’t being filled fast enough. For at […]
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When discussing what is helpful to our teens, it is important to remember the role of parenting. Parents begin teaching their children from the day they are born. As an infant, a child is shown love, attention, affection, and other basic emotions. During the ensuing years, a child learns right from wrong, boundaries and […]
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