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3 Ways to Increase Peace

Is your head constantly churning with stuff that isn’t serving you? Are you constantly worried about one thing or another? Are your emotions like a never ending roller coaster? One minute you are down and under, drowning in sorrow. The next minute you are on top of the world and can cut someone’s head off?…

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What No One Tells You About Anxiety

I’ve always been an introvert. I was labeled as shy growing up. Probably I had some form of anxiety. Thank goodness, till today no one has diagnosed me with anxiety. I’ll tell you why I say thank goodness in just a little bit. I had few friends in school. Middle school I was teased. High…

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Controlling Your Emotions is Ineffective

I was recently listening to a speaker talk about the topic of mental health and the importance of emotions. With all the news of suicide attempts and mental health in the media, every one now is becoming engaged in this conversation.  One of the comments the speaker made was, anger is the worst emotion and…

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30 Strategies to Nurture Your Relationships

30 Strategies in 30 Days to Strengthen Your Intimate Relationship By Musarat Yusufali LCSW Hi Friends! Relationships are the thread of life, without them we are lost. Whether you are struggling in your relationship or are an expert at spicening up your marriage; it takes nurturing to keep relationships healthy. This past Wednesday, I started…

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Is House Hunting Breaking Your Marriage?

Five years ago when my husband and I began looking for our first house, I remember it was a night mare. As we went from house to house, it felt like we wouldn’t find a place to agree on. Out came out our differences and the ANGRY feelings in the whole process, I remember our…

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New DBT Group for High Stressed High Schoolers

New DBT Group for High Stressed High Schoolers in Austin, TX Musarat Yusufali LCSW Do you have a high schooler that’s a high achiever and a high stressed teen? If so, consider my new group for them. I’ll be starting a new group for Juniors and Seniors in High School that are motivated in school,…

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My Son Told Me He is Depressed, What should I tell him?

Recently, a mother asked me what she can say to her adult son that is experiencing depression. Her son had approached her asking for her prayers. And this is my response to her. Take your son by his hands and say to him, “of course I will pray for you. You always have my prayers.”…

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Why do I have Anxiety? I’m an Extrovert!

I was talking to a friend some time ago and she told me about a time she had anxiety. She was at a mosque and was about to do a brief presentation. All of a sudden she noticed feeling week, her heart started racing and she felt so chocked up, she had to leave the…

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How To Tell If DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) Is Right For You

DBT which stands for Dialectical Behavior Therapy, is the buzz word in the therapy world. Lots of people are hearing about DBT and being recommended for DBT. How do you know if DBT is right for you and what’s different about DBT? What is DBT? Let’s quickly look at what DBT is. DBT is an…

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This Mindset Shift Could Help You Feel More Wholeness

Do you come from a mindset of why me? Why am I the only one that is on time (or late) … Why am I the only one that feels so upset (or can’t feel any emotion) … Why am I the only one always saying sorry first (or can’t says sorry) … The list…

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