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Caregivers Need Care Too: 3 Steps to Self-Care

If you are responsible for the wellbeing of others – whether you’re a parent of a child with special needs, or caring for an aging parent, spouse or other loved one – you know that caring for someone else is hard work. Approximately 44 million Americans are caregivers, and the average caregiver devotes more than 20 unpaid hours per week to supporting the health and wellbeing of their loved one. That is on top of their other duties and obligations, including full time jobs in many cases.

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Love and Licorice: The WHY of Emotional Eating

Woman eating licorice

By Ramani Durvasula, PhD – (Member, APA Committee on Women in Psychology) Dr. Durvasula is the author of You are WHY You Eat: Change Your Food Attitude, Change Your Life I was in fourth grade.  Our teacher challenged each of us to recite a 13 digit number without ever saying the word “and” or “um”.  For example 13,465,924 would be said thirteen million, four hundred sixty five thousand, nine hundred twenty four.  […]

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