Psychologists and Therapists Reveal the Most Common Mental Health Problem of 2017

The most common issue that women present with is feeling not good enough. This often manifests in body image dissatisfaction and eating concerns, as well as insecurities about career, marriage, parenting…” explains Clinical Psychologist Alexis Conason, Psy.D. She says that an important step in turning these negative thoughts around is, “decreasing shame and judgment around these issues, […]

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The One Thing That Finally Helped Me Stop Overeating After Decades of Yo-Yo Dieting

Let’s just say zen would not be the first word I’d use to describe myself. I fall more into the high-strung, nervous-about-everything camp. So mindfulness—a mental state achieved by focusing your awareness on the present moment—felt like a long shot for me. But living mindfully is having a major moment, billed as a cure-all for […]

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The many health benefits of having friends

Mary and Joyce met while in nursing school, just a few months after their high school graduation. The year was 1957, when gas cost 23 cents a gallon and the Frisbee was invented. Mary and Joyce quickly became best friends, like peas and carrots, as Forrest Gump might say. They double-dated, were in each other’s […]

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Why You Really Can’t Change Another Person

Everybody loves a good fixer-upper, and this applies just as much to dating as it does to interior decorating; the inclination to date people who need to be “saved” is a common one. Unfortunately, unlike homes, people aren’t as easy to flip. In fact, Dr. Alexis Conason, a licensed psychologist from New York City, says trying to […]

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