Monthly Archives: August 2011

Mental Golf: 3 Strategies to Lower Scores

When you have to assemble the latest appliance that has arrived in a box, do you begin assembling, and look at the directions later, or do you look at the directions then begin to assemble? We each may have a … Continue reading

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A Guideline for Blended Families or Step Parenting

A blended family or step parenting can be a very big challenge for everyone involved.  The following are some guidelines to make the new family unit function more effectively. Be Patient – A natural family is created slowly, yet a … Continue reading

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What is Depression?

Defined: Depression is a debilitating state that has a negative impact on a person’s mood, and a loss of interest or pleasure in daily activities.   A depressed person will describe their mood as sad or empty, and sometimes he or … Continue reading

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What are the Symptoms of an Alcohol Problem?

Question: What Are the Symptoms of an Alcohol Problem? Answer: Certain behaviors are known to be possible early signs of an alcohol problem. These include any established pattern of drinking, such as heavy regular alcohol consumption and/or frequent intoxication, which … Continue reading

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20 Questions about Alcohol Addiction

The short quiz is commonly referred to as “The 20 Questions” and the original, developed by researchers in the addiction field, has been adjusted many times over the years to include all mood-altering substances and prescription medications. As a quick … Continue reading

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Covenant Marriage

There are 3 levels of agreement.  The first level is the lightest and most casual which we will call an agreement.  An agreement is a simple commitment between two people, such as making an appointment to go to lunch next … Continue reading

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What is an Intervention?

Intervention means to interfere in the affairs of another person in order to bring about a positive change.  The common use today in the mental health field is to interfere in life of a person who is in a self-destructive … Continue reading

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