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9 Common Communication Errors and How to Fix Them

Clear and effective communication is the foundation of any relationships, whether it be a work partnership, a marriage, or the relationship between a parent and child.

Misunderstanding and miscommunication are common causes of the breakdown of any bond, causing fissures that prevent intimacy and erode the quality of the relationship. Even when our intentions are good, our words and delivery can result in hurt feelings.


How to Relieve, Manage, and Overcome Stress

You know the feeling. That tightness that keeps building in your body and mind that you can't find the release switch for. It's stress you're feeling! As stress hormones begin seeping into, then flooding your body, they prepare you for fight or flight, increasing your pulse and breathing rate, and pulling your body's attention away from everything else. .


Teens’ Chronic Negative Thinking Can Lead to Sleep Deprivation, Depression

New research suggests that rumination or persistent negative thinking associated with perfectionism can keep teenagers awake at night and increase their chance of becoming depressed and anxious.

Australian researchers performed an online study of almost 400 adolescents aged 14 to 20 years that assessed difficulty initiating sleep, repetitive negative thinking, perfectionism, and depressed mood.


Why Am I Feeling Depressed? – Common Reasons and Paths to Recovery

Feeling low? Wondering if you have depression? And if so, what you can do about it?

According to the CDC, 1 out of every 6 adults will experience depression during their lifetime. In the US, it will affect around 16 million Americans yearly.

But depression is not simply the emotions you get when you have a bad day. Or the result of feeling down. It goes beyond transitory feelings of sadness and grief. Experts state that bouts of depression can be recurring or can last for weeks at a time.


How to Help a Loved One through Grief or Bereavement

It’s never easy to watch someone you love suffer. For people experiencing grief, help is often hard to find. Some people avoid grieving loved ones because they don’t know what to say or do. You don’t have to be an expert on grief to help, though. Simply reaching out is often all it takes to help a loved one weather the storm of mourning.


Create and Maintain Healthy Relationships

The most essential aspect of determining the quality of your life flows through your self-talk. Running a close second as the most important and influential part of your life are your relationships. The people in your life contribute significantly to your well-being (or lack thereof).


Suicidal Ideation & Cyberbullying

Bullying probably is as old as mankind. However, being a longstanding part of human behavior does not make it acceptable.

Studies have shown many problems associated with being a victim of bullying, including delayed growth and development; mental health problems; medical issues; poor academic performance; and more. Many of the problems caused by bullying can last into adulthood.


Improving Communication with Your Partner During COVID-19 Quarantine

Relationships are one of life’s most beautiful offerings.

What may feel like a gift on some days can feel more like a labor of love — with emphasis on the “labor” — on others.

Relationship stress is a part of life and can stem from a myriad of reasons. The COVID-19 epidemic and enforced physical distancing have produced household tensions, globally.

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