Why You Really Do Need People and How to Find People You Like
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Why You Really Do Need People and How to Find People You Like

Many people will say something like, “Oh, I don’t need people. People are just problems.” While there is some truth to this statement, the repercussions of it are unhealthy. In reality, there are many reasons why friendships are important. If you are in the process of building friendships but need someone to talk to today,…

Personal Consulting – How Van Blarcom Consulting Helps You
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Personal Consulting – How Van Blarcom Consulting Helps You

Many people mistake personal consulting with therapy. They believe that if they were to reach out to a consultant, they would be reaching out to a therapist, psychiatrist, or some other mental health professional who will make them discuss things they do not want to face. This is not true. Van Blarcom Consulting is something…

Why People Tell You What to Do Now
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Why People Tell You What to Do Now

It can be frustrating to be lectured. After all, you may have a routine you’ve enjoyed for years and be wondering why people tell you what to do now. Nobody wants to hear someone telling you they have a better idea of how you should be living your life.  This strain can exist between older…

Am I Too Old for Therapy?
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Am I Too Old for Therapy?

Things change over time. For example, even if you thought you would never retire, you may find yourself stepping away from work or changing the type of work you do as you age. A personal counselor can help you adjust to life changes, you are never too old for therapy.  Talking through personal issues is a path…

People’s Coping Mechanisms – To Each His or Her Own
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People’s Coping Mechanisms – To Each His or Her Own

Have you ever questioned why someone you care about was handling a difficult situation, such as heartbreak or loss of a loved one, in a certain way? Don’t worry; you aren’t the only one that has wondered about the actions of others. It’s likely that people have thought or said the same thing about you….

Helping Older Loved Ones During the Holidays
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Helping Older Loved Ones During the Holidays

The holidays are a busy time of year. Shopping, menu planning, and all of the other activities that come along with the holidays can make many people feel overwhelmed and forgetful about the real reason for the season. As you’re doing all you need to do during this time, take some time to remember those…

What to Do When Your Parent Refuses Professional Help
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What to Do When Your Parent Refuses Professional Help

Have you ever felt helpless or frustrated when a parent refuses professional help? You can see how troubled they are but you can’t convince them to talk to someone about it. If so, you are not alone. Here is a quote from a woman in that exact situation. She wrote: “I moved in with my…