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Why Your Marriage is Failing

I want to tell you about something called attachment.  This is vital to your relationship. Let me tell you a little bit about what attachment is and when it happens;  when it begins.  Where it Begins Attachment is something that happens between a child and its primary caregiver. When we are first born, when we…

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How To Reduce Anxiety with DBT

I’ve talked about why I’m so happy I never got the diagnosis of anxiety. If you haven’t read that article, I urge you to check it out. Now let me tell you how I used DBT Skills for anxiety and how you can use it too. DBT Skills teaches you mindfulness skills as a core…

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Signs You Were Raised By a Parent with Anxiety

My mom loves telling me, I’m just like her. Yep, she’s right in many ways. As a grown up and having become a therapist, I now know that my mother has anxiety. She is definitely the quieter and the shy one. Growing up, I didn’t notice it as much, however, now that I’m more aware…

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How DBT Completely Changed My Life

I remember in my very early years as a social worker. I had a vague idea of what Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) was, I just new I really liked the idea of having skills and teaching people life skills. I now love many aspects of DBT. I also incorporate DBT into many areas of my…

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The Best Ways to Bring DBT into Your Daily Life

After I had my daughter, it seemed like all my good habits went out the door and all the bad habits remained. How did that happen when most people seem to get better at habits and “multitasking” after the baby comes. Well first, there’s no such thing as multitasking. And yes although many people do…

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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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