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Storm trauma

The impact of recent storms will affect our area for some time. Many area residents are still cleaning up and repairing damage. Oklahomans are often victims of severe weather that creates damage, injury and emotional trauma. It’s important to process your emotions and create a plan to move forward when these events occur. Counseling & […]

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Managing fear

Our hearts and thoughts go out to everyone affected by the tragedies in Dallas, Baton Rouge, St. Paul, Seattle, Oakland, and Orlando. ‘The only thing we have to fear is fear itself—nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.’ Franklin Delano Roosevelt Roosevelt’s famous quote is applicable today because fear […]

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Tips to find happiness

Do you want increased happiness during the long, hot days of summer? Here is a sure-fire list of 10 easy things to do: Exercise – do something you enjoy like biking, swimming or walking in a park. Get enough rest. Take your vacation time. Hang out and visit with friends and family. Watch your favorite funny […]

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Declaring independence

As we near our national celebration of independence on July 4th, it is a great time to declare independence from fear, emotional pain and loss that keep us from growth and change. Every person’s trauma is different, but the results of untreated trauma are universal — lack of independence from the past and its pain. […]

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Becoming a Love and Logic Parent®

“I hate you!” “I don’t want to go to bed.” “I am running away!” Becoming a Love and Logic Parent offers answers and actions for these and other difficult moments in parenting. Becoming a Love and Logic Parent® two-day workshops begin at noon every Thursday at the CALM Center, 6126 E. 32nd Place. Pre-registration is required. […]

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Are you “fine?”

Are you “fine?” Have you ever been in an argument with someone, and based on their words alone, they didn’t seem very upset, yet their body language telegraphed anger?  It can be frustrating and cause hardships when someone says one thing but means another. Successful interpersonal communications require a combination of words, body language and […]

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Laughter is best medicine

When in doubt, laugh it out. Have you ever heard the saying, “Laughter is the best medicine?” According to the article “Laugh out Loud” in 101 Ways to Well-Being, laughter has several health benefits, including burning calories, reducing pain and stress, and improving blood flow. If you have ever been to a comedy show or […]

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Luck & positive behaviors

Does it seem that some people have all the luck while others only experience bad luck?  Actually, “luck” may come from a set of positive behaviors. Lucky people are outgoing, optimistic, follow their intuition, and expect good fortune, according to research. How do we embrace these traits? The first step is to identify negative thoughts, […]

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Toxic workplace affects health

Professor Jeffrey Pfeffer says some work environments are unhealthy and contribute to increases in smoking, alcohol abuse, high blood pressure and a shorter lifespan. How do you identify a healthy workplace? Some would say it is when employees feel valued, trusted, and respected, engaged in their work, have job security and work-family balance. Follow this […]

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Be your own valentine

All the flower deliveries and dressed up couples going out to dinner can be a bit much for the unattached this week. But, Valentine’s Day is about more than couples. It’s a chance to celebrate yourself. Why not do something inexpensive with friends or family? Cheap entertainment abounds that doesn’t require a significant other: • […]

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