What Is the Difference Between Self-Care and Self-Love?
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What Is the Difference Between Self-Care and Self-Love?

Self-care and self-love are often used interchangeably, but there is a distinct difference between the two. Self-care is the practice of taking care of oneself, both physically and emotionally. It can include activities like eating healthy, getting enough sleep, exercising, and spending time with loved ones. Self-love, on the other hand, is about valuing and…

The Difference Between Hearing and Listening
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The Difference Between Hearing and Listening

You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time.” —M. Scott Peck Merriam-Webster defines hearing as the “process, function, or power of perceiving sound; specifically: the special sense by which noises and tones are received as stimuli.” On the other hand, listening means “to pay attention to sound; to hear…

What Is Existential Therapy and What Are Its Benefits?
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What Is Existential Therapy and What Are Its Benefits?

Existential Therapy Defined Existential practices are not new. Indeed, existential philosophy began in the 20th century and in the late 20th century and early 21st century, multiple institutions dedicated to existential psychotherapy as a method to manage mental health conditions were founded in Europe and the US. Existential therapy is developed for individuals who struggle…

Four Different Types of OCD
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Four Different Types of OCD

OCD, or Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, is a debilitating and sometimes extreme sickness that causes the sufferer to experience repetitive thoughts and/or urges to repeat certain acts over and over and over again. To illustrate, let’s look at a summarized case example shown by the American Psychiatric Association about a patient named “Allen.”  Allen came to a mental…

Social Anxiety Disorder in Today’s Teenagers
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Social Anxiety Disorder in Today’s Teenagers

Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD) is a mental illness that is more prevalent than many may think. The condition is also referred to as “social phobia.” According to the National Institute of Mental Health, SAD affects one-third of teenagers aged 13-18 in the United States alone. This disorder generally appears when the youth is between 10-13 years…

Importance of Journaling for Youth
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Importance of Journaling for Youth

Importance of Journaling for Youth   Keeping a journal may remind writers of their goals and the lessons they’ve learned over time. Journaling can give writers an opportunity to create thoughtful internal conversations with themselves. Sometimes young adults are overwhelmed by the events in their lives. They may allow their emotional reactions to get the…

I Am NOT For Sale!
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I Am NOT For Sale!

Understanding Human Trafficking Modern human trafficking has its roots in the slavery of yesteryear. Perpetrators still use force, coercion, or fraud to obtain labor or commercial sex. Forbes called human trafficking a pandemic of the 21st century.   Human Trafficking Human trafficking is a crime that escalates into physical violence, sexual violence, enslavement, and other…

3 Remarkable Women Celebrated

3 Remarkable Women Celebrated

March is Women’s History Month March is Women’s History Month, and we remember and salute three extraordinary, brave and daring women, Susan B. Anthony, Katherine Johnson, and Hedy Lamarr, who paved the way for women’s equality in civil rights, government, science and the arts. Led by their now-legendary visions of intelligence, ambition, and hard work,…