Thinking About The Future Without Overwhelming Yourself

When people deal with depression or anxiety, sometimes the most mundane things could seem too difficult to accomplish. Things like eating meals or taking a bath are part of an ordinary person’s routine. But for people going through some serious issues (mental illnesses, loss, grief, etc.), it might as well be a challenge they can’t face. It is understandable for you to neglect yourself at times, but you must not get used to this. Well-being and hygiene go hand in hand with your road to recovery. While you take your time with present self, the future would greatly appreciate any kind of boost from you. 

Just like your body and mind respond to details from places, images, and sounds that can zap you into negativity as fast as popups appear on a computer screen, you can use your attention and focus to help spring both body and mind out of a negative feeling. — Joseph Cardillo Ph.D.


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I’m Divorced And So, What Now!? 


I’m in a very good place right now and extremely fulfilled with my second marriage. You read that right – SECOND MARRIAGE. I was once divorced and it took me a year to recuperate. Yes, 12 months and 5 days was all it took for me to finally realize that I was over my ex – the father of my beautiful children, my high school love turned “heart terrorist” for the next 10 years of my life. But it’s ok. If not for him, I wouldn’t be as strong as I am now and I wouldn’t have had my darling angels. 

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Signs and Behaviors to Watch Out in a Destructive Relationship

A heads up to anyone struggling in their relationships! ‘It takes two to tango,’ but even when the efforts are made by two people, it may not always work.  

Being in a relationship is extremely wonderful. You get to be with someone you love who can help you accomplish your goals and dreams. He/ She can take you to many beautiful places, and serve as your inspiration so you won’t lose sight of your vision in life. Most of the time, they make your heart flutter with their simple presence, hugs and kisses. We live for these little and big things. But, the most important thing to consider is whether you’re investing your time and future in the RIGHT person.  

Certainly, passions pitted against each other create polarities that plague everyone from the family who each want to go to a different movie,  to a nation that stands toe to toe, as adversaries. — Dorothy Firman Ed.D. LMHC, BCC


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