How to Cope with Depression During the Holidays
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How to Cope with Depression During the Holidays

Everyone says the holidays are supposed to be a joyous time of year. Are they joyous for you? For some people, it really is a magical time. But many others cope with depression during the holidays. Unfortunately for many people, particularly seniors, dread, sadness, and loneliness are experienced. Depression during the holiday season is common,…

As a Senior, Do You Know How to Deal with Anxiety, Depression?
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As a Senior, Do You Know How to Deal with Anxiety, Depression?

One thing I’ve noticed over my years as a therapist and personal consultant is how many seniors have a hard time asking for help for personal problems. People at every age are unsure of how to deal with anxiety, and this can be particularly true of older adults who were raised to be self-sufficient and…

Managing Woe When It Feels Like Everyone Else is Happy
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Managing Woe When It Feels Like Everyone Else is Happy

When it feels like everyone else is happy except you, it can be difficult to know where to turn. The term depression is frequently used, some use it to describe temporary sadness associated with an isolated event while others are coping with debilitating pain. For some, depression is a major disorder that can impair one’s…

Advice for Stress-Free Parenting
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Advice for Stress-Free Parenting

Stress-free parenting isn’t easy. After all, being a parent has many joys but it can also be difficult. Youngsters can be demanding, and they have a lot of energy. But remember, it’s your priority to make sure they’re safe, fed, and have a roof over their heads. Thinking about your actions is important, because you…

Coping with Nervousness
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Coping with Nervousness

Are you stressed and anxious on a regular basis but you aren’t sure why? There are ways to handle negative feelings rather than denying or running away from them. You don’t have to let stress control your existence. A personal counselor can help. Steps to Coping with Nervousness Anxieties are inevitable. When you are confronted with…

Coping With Anxiety During Tax Season
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Coping With Anxiety During Tax Season

Do you experience anxiety during tax season? If so, you’re not alone. Many feel stressed as they gather documents and receipts. Then, more anxiety looms when you have to sit down and actually figure out your taxes before the April deadline. Anxiety can lead to a number of health problems and issues. To effectively eradicate…

A New Look at Today’s Seniors
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A New Look at Today’s Seniors

The population of America is aging. According to one report, 10,000 adults hit their 65-year-old birthday every day. It is estimated that by the year 2050 the U.S. senior population will be over 20%. With such a large and growing population, it makes sense that today’s seniors are different than seniors of the past.  Some…

Seniors and Psychosocial Health
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Seniors and Psychosocial Health

Too often, the well being of older adults is overlooked. When professionals talk about seniors and psychosocial health, they are referring to the four components everyone needs to be healthy and content. The components of psychosocial health include emotional, mental, social, and spiritual. When a person goes to their annual physical, it is gratifying to…

Things You Can Do When Your Best Friend Irritates You
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Things You Can Do When Your Best Friend Irritates You

Does your best friend have bad behavior that you’d like to correct? There are things you can do when your best friend irritates you. Developing communication skills could be part of the solution. Remember, your best friend might not realize their behavior is annoying. Respect yourself and develop healthy boundaries. #1 Handling Feelings of Disrespect…