Overdoing it: Unhealthy Coping Mechanisms

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Let’s talk about overdoing it, Specifically, overeating, but this could be about overdoing it with anything or any unhealthy coping mechanisms. Any bad habit, or something you feel like you don’t have control over- smoking, drinking, shopping. Whatever it may be, this applies to it. I am using food as a primary example because that is what I hear about …

Food Issues: What to do When You Overeat

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Getting a Handle on Your Eating Habits A topic that comes up all of the time in my office during this time of the year is overeating. People wonder what to do when you overeat, and why does it happen. What is driving the overeating or the feeling of powerlessness over food? Of course, you’re not powerless over food. You’re …

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How to Build Emotional and Sexual Intimacy

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Intimacy is a hot topic right now. New intimacy terms are being coined every day (Intimacy Anorexia?), the most googled phrase is ‘husband or wife avoids intimacy,” the most common problem in my office is some type of intimacy disorder and sexual intimacy is a main theme in most of our favorite shows and movies.  Clearly, we have intimacy on …

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Are you raising a child psychopath?

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It’s painful to see anyone, let alone our child or teenager, show characteristics of a manipulative person, a lack of empathy, uncontrollable or disrespectful behavior. With all the talk in the press about sociopaths and psychopaths who demonstrate these signs, it’s natural to wonder, “Am I raising a child sociopath?”  To understand the difference between a normal adolescent and a …