Helping Someone Through Grief: 7 Tips

/ Guest Post / One of the most common concerns people have is knowing what to say or do when a loved one dies. When it happens, even within our own families, we often don’t know what to say or do. Others don’t know what to say to us. So often, the response is to say or do nothing. The avoidance comes not out of a lack of compassion but out of a fear of saying or doing the wrong thing. It’s an all-too-common dilemma that we face. Here are some counseling tips for supporting someone through this very confusing…
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Depression in a Partner – How To Cope

/ Guest Post / By Eve Pearce Depression is a major problem in Western society, affecting more and more people every year. When a partner is afflicted with this horrible disease, it can put a huge strain on a relationship. While one partner becomes emotionally withdrawn, unmotivated, and perpetually sad, the other may become worried, frustrated, or wonder if this change is permanent and the person they love is lost forever. Depression is still a misunderstood condition. Its attendant emotions are very difficult for someone not suffering from it to comprehend, and even harder to witness in a loved one.…
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Rise of Opiate Use Is Not the Answer to Relieve Stress

/ Guest Post / By Eve Pearce According to figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2010 12 million people in the US used opiate drugs for purposes other than pain relief. Abuse of prescription drugs such as morphine, oxycodone and codeine is a far bigger problem than use of heroin and many people are turning to opiates as a way to help them deal with stress. Prescription opiates are able to do this, as although they take longer to reach the brain than injected heroin, once there they exert similar effects. In the central nervous system these drugs…
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Sex sells: a fact that continues to entrance and entangle people worldwide

/ Guest Post / By Zakk Mabrey Sex sells: a fact that continues to entrance and entangle people worldwide. The commercialization of sex is now a worldwide phenomenon and is becoming common place. Nearly everywhere you look, sexual signals are being placed into the minds of people of all ages. “Sex drive is something we all have to deal with,” Lara West, a professional sex therapist, said. “And because it is a basic drive, we have a hard time overriding it.” Companies and businesses use all forms of media to advertise their brands, from television and commercials to computer advertising.…
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The End of Identity

I. I can't not think and see, through OCD my kitchen table with thoughts of fire bursts into flames. Those images, they, keep coming every minute making a friend's movements into a musical. I am not alone by myself the world my unwanted guest my mind, myself. Thoughts played never willed make me wish I could make the world die, to live. I hate to think the world doesn't love me, but fate flows indiscriminately necessarily. I scream unheard in my own head and desire strength to lose my mind. They play I fight and won't go away growing stronger…
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What Women Drivers Should Know About Verbal Encounters

/ Guest Post / We have been asked on a number of occasions what is the best way to handle verbal encounters with male drivers and warehouse staff.  Here are few suggestions from our Women’s Personal Safety and Defense classes. Rule #1…   If you cannot control yourself … you cannot control situation. Lets face it, people say stupid things. Don’t react to casual comments.  The purpose of the comment was to get a reaction from you. Let casual comments slide and focus on responding vs. reacting. Don’t allow yourself to be baited into a verbal exchange with a potential heckler.…
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The Value of a Smile

/ Guest Post / by Author Unknown A smile cost nothing, but gives much. It enriches those who receive, Without making poorer those who give. It takes but a moment, But the memory of it sometimes lasts forever. None is so rich or mighty that he can get along without it, And none is so poor but that he can be made rich by it. A smile creates happiness in the home, Fosters good will in business, And is the countersign of friendship. It brings rest to the weary, Cheer to the discouraged, Sunshine to the sad, And is nature's…
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