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The Fight to Focus

by Carolyn Moriarty, LCPC What is Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)? ADHD is a common language problem. However, the variations in the way the disorder manifests can make it difficult to identify and diagnose. For instance, some children with the condition are forgetful, disorganized and have difficulty completing assignments.  As a result, they often struggle with ADHD silently in order to please ... Read More ...
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Engaging with our Partner’s Emotions

When involved in a committed relationship, naturally there are expectations. Unspoken rules to not violate each other’s trust. To be that foundation of support through thick and thin. When our partners are sad, we want to make them happy. When they are down, it feels dutiful to lift them up. But what happens in the moments when issues cannot be ... Read More ...
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Eating Disorders, Exercise Addiction, & a Pandemic.

  Commonly Known Types of ED & Their (Brief) Diagnostic Criteria: Anorexia Nervosa (AN), Bulimia Nervosa (BN), and Binge-Eating Disorder (BED).  Anorexia Nervosa (AN): is characterized by an individual’s refusal to maintain healthy body weight, intense fear of gaining weight, and significantly distorted perception of one’s body image. There are 2 types: 1 is the restricting type- meaning there is ... Read More ...
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March Into Good Health

March is National Nutrition Month – a great opportunity to brush up how food affects us mentally and physically! The Mind-Body Connection It’s no secret that food has a significant impact on the mind and body. Eating healthy, nutritious foods generally leads to increased energy, mental clarity and self-esteem. We also know what foods have the opposite effect—typically those that ... Read More ...
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Walking Through the Stages of Change

Change has been on my mind, lately. From supporting my clients exercise their strategies for it, to the societal change that happens on a daily basis. How much the world seems to get a little bit farther from the times spent in our youth. With change comes adaptation. Are you old enough to remember life before the internet boom? When ... Read More ...
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