Hurricane Safety Tips

In preparing for Hurricane Irma, I watched this video and I found it to be very helpful. Watch the video and let me know if I can be of any assistance to you and your loved ones. Reduce worries by preparing for any storm as much as you can. For any emergency, please call 911. Be Safe! Yours truly! James …

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4 Steps to Breaking Free from Addiction

“Dealing with an addiction is not a sign of weakness; it is a sign of strength!” —James Justin Is addiction holding you back from achieving the life of your dreams? Is addiction preventing the successful and happiness of your loved ones? If so, you are not alone. Nearly 23 million Americans—almost one in 10—are addicted to alcohol or other drugs. …

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3 Ways to Tell if you Have an Addiction

It was once thought that if you had to wonder if you were addicted to something, you probably were. We now know that it is not that easy to determine if a person has a true, “clinical” addiction to a particular substance or behavior. But we do know there are definite signs that can lead you to help if you …

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Tips for safe solar eclipse viewing

On August 21, 2017, while you’re watching the total #SolarEclipse (first occurrence since 1918), make sure you’re protecting your eyes! Never look at the sun with the naked eye and even so, regular sunglasses are not approved for this type of viewing. At #MEC, we have certified #ISO standard glasses for #safe viewing! Visit our office to get your pair …

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Why Do We Develop Addictions?

From our previous post, we discovered that addiction is a brain disorder that controls and magnifies our desire for a certain substances or behaviors. But why do we become addicted…to anything? There are many theories about why people become addicted. According to Dr. Jennifer Fernandez from the Pathways Institute, the most popular theory is the disease model. This theory explains …

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What is Addiction?

Did you know that… • Addiction is a disease that is completely treatable • Addiction is unpredictable—it can happen to anyone at any time and excess stress can cause relapse at recovery • Many addicts suffer from co-occurring disorders, meaning they have other mental health conditions The more you understand addiction, the better prepared you will be to combat it …

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Collateral Damage: What happens when we don’t control our Anger?

We know from our previous blogs on the subject that anger is a normal emotion, and when used as naturally intended could even save your life. But It becomes a problem when it becomes destructive. Collateral damage occurs when anger becomes destructive or unhealthy, such as in the case of a battered spouse, an abused child or simply destructive to …

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Anger Management: 3 Successful Ways to Make your Anger work FOR you

In our previous entry, we explored how “triggers” prompt us to get angry, and the importance of identifying and recognizing those triggers. This single action can change our MINDSET, allowing us to avoid destructive anger. In this post, we’ll discuss how you can manage your anger effectively and share 3 ways to make your anger work FOR you. The key …

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Why do we get angry? 3 Ways Our Emotional Triggers Can Actually Help Us

“Whoever is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly.” —Proverbs 14:29 We know from last week’s blog that anger is a natural and normal emotion. Anger helps us survive by arousing our fear and heightened awareness of potential danger. Left unresolved, though, anger creates an intense desire to destroy something. And when …

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ANGER: Is Anger Good, or Bad?

“Uncontrolled anger is like a wild fire, it destroys everything in it’s path.” -James Justin Summer season is here! What better time to talk about anger than the hot, steamy days of July. Anger is one of the most requested topics by our blog readers. What is anger? It’s a state of mind or a feeling that warns you of …

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