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Tweet By now everyone has heard of the term, “codependent”.  Since the 80’s this word has been passed down for nearly 3 decades since Melody Beattie coined the word for those folks who were addicted to the addict.  (Codependent No More)  Since its original coining, that word has morphed into many meanings, until today, when …
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Tweet Counselor, along with HCI Books  is pleased to welcome Joan E. Childs, LCSW, as our newest contributing blogger! Joan E. Childs has been a licensed clinical social worker since 1978 specializing in change work for human potentiality, personal growth and self actualization. She was chosen to be the first affiliate of the John Bradshaw Center in the United …
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Girly Thoughts Detox

Tweet By Patricia O’Gorman, PhD Author of The Girly Thoughts 10-Day Detox Plan: The Resilient Woman’s Guide to Saying NO to Negative Self-Talk and YES to Personal Power   (publication date 10.28.14)       The Resilient Woman: Mastering the 7 Steps to Personal Power (2013)       Healing Trauma Through Self-Parenting—The Codependency Connection (2012)       Our girly …
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Girly Thoughts Detox

Tweet By Patricia O’Gorman, PhD Author of The Girly Thoughts 10-Day Detox Plan: The Resilient Woman’s Guide to Saying NO to Negative Self-Talk and YES to Personal Power (publication date 10.28.14)         The Resilient Woman: Mastering the 7 Steps to Personal Power (2013)         Healing Trauma Through Self-Parenting—The Codependency Connection (2012)       …
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Rob Weiss Sex Addiction Expert

Tweet Much of the time, female sexual addicts are more difficult to diagnose and therefore treat than male sexual addicts. This may be due in large part to our Western socio-cultural attitudes about sexuality among women. Whereas men who have a lot of sex are often celebrated as “studs” and “players,” hypersexual women are typically …
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Girly Thoughts Detox

Tweet By Patricia O’Gorman, PhD Author of The Girly Thoughts 10-Day Detox Plan: The Resilient Woman’s Guide to Saying NO to Negative Self-Talk and YES to Personal Power (publication date 10.28.14)       The Resilient Woman: Mastering the 7 Steps to Personal Power (2013)     Healing Trauma Through Self-Parenting—The Codependency Connection          (2012) …
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Rob Weiss Sex Addiction Expert

Tweet Today, as the trauma-based neurobiological problem of sexual addiction becomes more universally understood and accepted, sexual offenders who’ve been arrested for illegal sexual activity sometimes grasp at the “sex addiction” label, hoping to use it as an excuse for their behavior. One of the most egregious examples of this was Ariel Castro, the Ohio …
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Sheri Laine

Tweet Life can be, like a roller coaster ride; Up one day, down the next. Act from your inner center. Whether things go well for you or ill, reflect: All things must change.   As you learn to execute control of your mind and emotions, you will begin to understand that nothing in the universe …
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Girly Thoughts Detox

Tweet By Patricia O’Gorman, PhD Author of The Girly Thoughts 10-Day Detox Plan: The Resilient Woman’s Guide to Saying NO to Negative Self-Talk and YES to Personal Power (publication date 10.28.14)     The Resilient Woman: Mastering the 7 Steps to Personal Power (2013)         So Ray Rice says he’s sorry, and it’s all okay? …
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