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How To Cope With Binge Eating Disorder At Work

How To Cope With Binge Eating Disorder At Work

Binge eating disorder (BED) can overtake your entire life, so how do you cope with binge eating disorder at work? Sometimes work can help you deal with symptoms, other times it can trigger them. Learning how to cope with your binge eating disorder at work is a difficult part of your binge eating recovery journey.

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8 Secrets of Positive People

Do you want to know the secrets of positive people? Here are eight ways they keep thinking and feeling positive.

8 Secrets of Positive People

Positive people have some secrets to share with you. Whether you struggle with negative thinking, low self-esteem or too many bad days, you can learn something from people who look at the world through rose-colored glasses. Positive people aren’t just born this way, they, too, have endured bad days and many have struggled with feeling good about themselves. That’s why the secrets of positive people are valuable, they’ve been in your shoes.

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Bipolar Disorder and Decreasing Functionality

Bipolar Disorder and Decreasing Functionality

Over time, bipolar disorder can cause a decrease in functionality when it is being particularly nasty. Day-to-day activities like showering, cooking, going to work or even socializing can seem impossible (Why Don’t We Want to Shower When We’re Sick). They can seem like climbing up an infinitely tall staircase. In my case, I’ve been trying to write an article that requires a bit of research for three days and I just can’t. I can’t function well enough to do it. I’ve watched as my functionality has decreased over the week thanks to bipolar disorder and it just sucks.

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Practical Stress Relievers for Work

Practical Stress Relievers for Work

When you start feeling anxious at work, it is good to have some practical stress relievers to use. There are a lot of relaxation techniques, but here are a few of my go-to stress relievers for work.

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Anti-LGBTQ Laws Negatively Impact Mental Health

Anti-LGBTQ Laws Negatively Impact Mental Health

It’s clear that anti-Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) laws negatively impact mental health. Recently several states have passed laws harmful to the LGBTQ community. These laws reinforce the stigma attached to being LGBTQ and hurt people. Rooted in fear, these laws contribute to the higher rates of mental illness and suicide in the LGBTQ community. In this video, I explore these laws.

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Why Avoiding Reality Is a Dangerous Coping Skill

Why Avoiding Reality Is a Dangerous Coping Skill

Avoiding reality may help in the short term, but long-term avoidance of reality results in mental health problems. Do you suffer because of avoiding reality?

Avoidance of reality is the easiest, isn’t it?  Today, we can access cheap alcohol, endless mind-numbing activities, and credit cards without much trouble.   We can drown ourselves in all of it if we want to. But it’s dangerous to avoid reality.

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Are You Addicted to Your Phone?

Are You Addicted to Your Phone?

How do you know if you’re addicted to your phone? Phones and tablet devices are rapidly becoming the most addictive substances in Western culture (What Is Addiction? Addiction Definition). The extent to which we use and rely upon our phones is staggering. We are rapidly becoming a society full of cell phone and social media addicts, thanks to fantastic developments in cell phone technology intended to improve our lives. The first step to abating the rise of phone addiction is to spread awareness about what it means to be addicted to your phone. 

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Suicide and the Selfishness Stigma

Suicide and the Selfishness Stigma

There is a stigma around suicide that says suicide is selfish. Despite all the conversations everyone has started about mental illness, despite any awareness campaigns and openness from people who have struggled, suicide is still a touchy subject (#SU4MH). It’s avoided and it’s looked down upon. Most commonly, suicide is called selfish. How can someone kill themselves and not think about the people left behind? How can someone only think of their own pain? But the idea that suicide is selfish is a product of stigma.

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When You're Too Busy to Eat With Binge Eating Disorder

When You're Too Busy to Eat With Binge Eating Disorder

Occasionally, people tell me they’re too busy to eat, even with binge eating disorder. But self-care is not about having extra time in your day to care for yourself, it’s about designating time in your day to make sure you do the basic tasks you need in order to be healthy (Practicing Self-Care Is Hard But Vital For Mental Health). In this day and age we’re all busy people, but eating regular meals is not a luxury. It’s a necessity. Even if you’re “too busy” you need to eat with binge eating disorder.

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You Want Me To Focus on Anxiety? Seriously?

You Want Me To Focus on Anxiety? Seriously?

It seems unhelpful to focus on anxiety. Yet focusing on anxiety has a place in managing anxiety. Find out when to focus on anxiety. Read this.

To focus on anxiety is not typically people want to do. To focus on anxiety is not typically advised to people who want to overcome anxiety. Of course, to successfully overcome anxiety and find inner peace, it’s wise to focus on anything but anxiety. Ignoring anxiety — paying attention to what anxiety isn’t — is a powerful way to train the brain to think about other things. However, there are times when it’s actually helpful to focus on your anxiety; seriously. 

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