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Person overthinking
Have you ever replayed a train of thought in your head over and over again? No matter what you do, you can’t seem to think about anything else. Rumination is the act or habit of obsessing over negative events or interactions in the past, and it is a stress-magnifier that...
Couple's hand tied with metal chain
Try to envision all of the relationships you have in your life — your relationship with your parents, your spouse, your children, or your best friend. Do any stick out to you? Would you classify any or all of these relationships as being fulfilling and mutually beneficial, or would you...
First Step Recovery logo
According to a National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), 19.7 million American adults battled a substance use disorder in 2017. Substance misuse is something that impacts people from all walks of life, regardless of age, gender, or socioeconomic status. Has a family member raised concerns about your substance...
Debating what to do after a positive pregnancy test
By Susan R. Grundysen, LMSW | The Village Family Service Center You’re pregnant. This wasn’t part of your plan. There’s no doubt you have thoughts and questions swirling in your brain right now. Sometimes deciding what to do about an unintended pregnancy is easy. Other times, the questions and answers...
Two men talking
Eyes wandering out the window, daydreaming about what you’re going to do later, or asking somebody to repeat themselves because you missed what they just said – we’ve all been there. One social habit that most of us can improve upon is listening . When you listen to someone with...