Thoughtful Thursday
Have you ever wanted relief from feeling discouraged? Worried? Irritated? Locked in habits that ultimately harm you? These negative states - depression, anxiety, anger and addictive habits--are the common colds of mental health. Like mild physical illnesses however, they can cause much distress and, if left untreated, can lead to worse difficulties. Listen to Dr. Heitler and learn to help yourself feel better. 
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Whether it is the loss of a parent to death or divorce; bullying; alcoholism or drug abuse in the home; mental illness in a parent or a sibling; neglect; emotional, physical or sexual abuse; having a parent in jail; or growing up alongside domestic violence, nearly 75 percent of us experience adversity by the age of 20. But these experiences are often kept secret, as are our courageous battles to overcome them.

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When we hear of gangs, we think of boys and men.  When we think of girls and gangs - we often think of them as girlfriends of gang members.  And while that may be a part of it, is that all of the story about girls and gangs? Dr. Dana Peterson shares her research and some startling truths about girls and gangs. 
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You might be worried about being a parent. Perhaps you are a parent. Maybe you never want to be a parent. You might be the person who desperately wants to be a parent.  Regardless of where you are/are not along the parenting spectrum - the notion that teens and parents battle seems to be a given.  Author and family therapist Neil D. Brown assures parents there are tools and methods to calm the potential storm. 
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Winners are not born. They learned how. You can learn how, too.

Winners don't have more stamina. They just have better ideas. They don't have higher IQs. They just have a great strategy.

People think that winning is meant to be hard. And, if they can't hack it, then they believe the good life is not meant for them.

Rabbi Baars explains that the reality is quite the opposite. 
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Children's Hospital, Orange County, California

Concussions are often in the news - and the news is never good.  On the one side of this issue are parents who want impact sports eliminated from schools entirely.  On the other side of the discussion are those who say as long as the child is properly protected -  all is well.  Besides, sports are a fun and potentially lucrative part of life!  Dr. Jonathan Romain talks about the emotional reactions to a concussion - and offers more to think about when it comes to the concussion discussion.
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Despite the significant improvements in cancer treatment - it remains a scary concept for many.  Dr. Mucci discusses the emotional aspects of cancer when a child receives the diagnosis.

 
Despite the significant improvements in cancer treatment - it remains a scary concept for many.  Dr. Mucci discusses the emotional aspects of cancer when a child receives the diagnosis
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98% of all diets fail because they don't address the crux of the problem: emotional eating. In this revolutionary look at the close link between eating and emotions, Tricia Nelson guides you on a path of healing. These seven simple steps will transform your eating, cure your cravings, and help you regain happiness, confidence, and freedom. If you are an emotional eater, binge eater, food addict, or sugar addict or suffer from any kind of disordered eating, this book will revolutionize your relationship with food. The obsession with food and weight is a symptom of something deeper.
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