1. Mental Well-Being In The Time Of COVID-19

    How do you stay (mentally) healthy during a Pandemic?   The increasing number of stories in the ever growing, often journalistically questionable  media outlets cause your limbic system (fight, flight or freeze) to idle much higher than normal, but ultimately there isn’t much to “do”.  Rather, you are asked to “shelter in place”, wash your hands vigorously and regularly, and reduce y…Read More

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    Shopping Addiction Over the Holidays, Part 2

    The holidays are known for their mirth and their laughter. However, the holidays can also be an especially hard time of year if you are suffering from a shopping addiction. A shopping addiction is a process addiction, since you are addicted to the process of shopping and the feeling you get when you purchase something. A shopping addiction is something you cannot control; you feel propelled to sho…Read More

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    Shopping Addiction Over the Holidays, Part 1

    The holidays are a joyous time of year. Families get together and celebrate their many blessings they’ve had this holiday season, as well as looking forward to the new year. While the holidays should be a slowdown period where we rest from work like in the days of our agricultural society, today it is usually a period of hustle and bustle. From having coffee with friends to shopping for the perf…Read More

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    Beating Depression Over the Holidays, Part 2

    It seems the holidays come sooner with each year that passes. As soon as one holiday is over, retailers rush to beat each other to put out their merchandise before the others. And, if you think about it, it seems Christmas music is played sooner with each passing year as well. For some, this is great news. For others, this is not so great news, instead leading to feelings of anxiety, depression an…Read More

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    Depression Over the Holidays

    With the advent of fall and Halloween right around the corner, the holidays are coming — perhaps more quickly than you’d like them to. After all, the holidays can be a time of merriness and goodwill. However, the holidays can be a time of depression, loneliness, anxiety, stress, and feeling overwhelmed. If you’re already in a valley of life or you’re struggling with depression, the holiday…Read More

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    More Signs of Porn Addiction

    Porn addiction is not a sex addiction. It’s a compulsive need to engage in erotic materials in order to gain a quick release, or satisfaction. Classified as a behavioral addiction or a process addiction, porn addiction can be difficult to treat and overcome, but not impossible. Dr. Lara Dye, a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) based in Austin, Texas, helps treat those addiction to pornong…Read More

  7. Signs of Porn Addiction

    Porn addiction can be hard to identify, mainly because it’s usually done secretly, or the person addicted to porn does not recognize that they are addicted to porn. However, it’s important to know the signs of porn addiction in case you do suspect a loved one of having a porn addiction. Dr. Lara Dye is a certified CSAT (Certified Sex Addiction Therapist) who specializes in helping people overc…Read More

  8. Effects of Childhood Trauma, Part 2

    When you are a child suffering trauma, it can seem like the world is crashing down on you. You are scared, lonely, and often don’t know what to do. Because you are a child, you have no ability to get help. Hence, you have to rely on yourself to cope and adapt with the environment around you. This produces effects that last into adulthood that may not be the most healthy for you. Dr. Lara Dye is …Read More

  9. Effects of Childhood Trauma, Part 1

    As a child, you are still learning and growing. You learn most of what you know about the world from those around you and closest to you — your parents. However, if you grew up in an abusive environment or you were neglected as a child, odds are you will carry this childhood trauma into your adult life. You probably also developed many coping mechanisms that may not be the healthiest for you. Dr…Read More

  10. Benefits of Marriage Counseling

    Outside of raising children, marriage will be the toughest job you ever have. When you bring together two people and merge them into one, there will undoubtedly be conflicts. The key is finding the compromises in these conflicts, which is where many people struggle. Sometimes you just need help, and there’s no shame in that. Dr. Lara Dye is a marriage counselor in Austin, TX, who also offers tel…Read More