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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7 Tips to Boost Your Self-Esteem

Self-esteem is an overall assessment of your worth. It’s about accepting and appreciating yourself for who you are, including your entire personhood…the strong you and the weak you. According to Dr. Lauretta Justin, “Low self-esteem is like internal bleeding. You look normal on the outside but are dying inside.” Don’t let low self-esteem prevent you from achieving the life of …

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The Cause of Depression

Depression is a common mental disorder and the leading cause of disability worldwide. The World Health Organization characterizes depression as one of the most disabling disorders in the world, affecting roughly one in five women and one in ten men at some point in their lifetime. It is estimated that 21% of women and 12% of men in the U.S …

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5 Physical signs of fear and anxiety

Did you know that… “God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7). Therefore, don’t let fear stop you from achieving your goals this year. Fear can be rational or irrational. The rational response is good because it alerts us of danger. However, irrational fear paralyzes …

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7 Things that People Want in Life

“The thief comes to steal, kill and destroy. I came that you may have life and enjoy life it in abundance” (John 10:10). The abundant life includes both achievements and fulfillment. It’s the fullness of “love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control” (Galatians 5:22-23). What do want in life? Here’s the list of 7 most common things …

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