Eating Disorders Won’t Go Away on Their Own

Eating Disorders Won’t Go Away on Their Own If you follow the Counselor Anne Blog, you will know a bit about the history of eating disorders, Below are a few more things you may not know about eating disorders. Eating disorders, in most cases, won’t go away of their own accord. Bulimia and Anorexia Nervosa can lay in remission for...[ read more ]

Eating Disorders are Still Prevalent in 2017

If you or someone you know is suffering from an eating disorder, you know all too well how food and eating can consume your life and the lives of the people you care about. An eating disorder, such as anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, or a combination of the two can cause illness and even death. However, there is nothing new...[ read more ]

Dos and Don’ts for Successful Dating

Do’s and Don’ts for successful dating are easy to learn if you can forget about what you did the last time you went on a date. If you are still dating, there is a good chance that you haven’t found anyone you want to spend time with. Successful dating can be tough, especially if you have been joined to the...[ read more ]

Is Addiction Ruining your Life?

Addiction is more than alcohol, nicotine, cocaine or other banned substances. In fact, people can be just as addicted to pain killers and other prescription drugs as they can be to heroin. Compulsive behavior can also result with addictions to shopping, sex, and gambling. When certain activities and substances become compulsive and begin to interfere with your life and your...[ read more ]

Are you Co-Dependent?

Being Co-Dependent is actually a learned behavior that can go on for generations and if you find that you are making personal sacrifices for a member of your family, a friend, a co-worker of someone that has a dependence on drugs or alcohol you could be in a dysfunctional relationship. What is Co-Dependency? Before you can get back on track,...[ read more ]

Dealing with Depression

If you find yourself dealing with depression, Counselor Anne will tell you there are some things you can do to boost your mood. Stay Focused and Start Small When it comes to depression, it is important to begin with a handful of small goals. Slowly build from there and try to draw from your available resources. Although you may lack...[ read more ]

Can’t I Just Say “I’m Sorry” and We Can Move On?

Why making amends is so important for everyone involved. We all make mistakes, large and small. In the midst of our lives, we flounder. We let emotions and/or unconscious baggage dictate our words or actions, and in the process sometimes cause people we love, care about, or respect pain. This is a fact of life and relationship, so the question is...[ read more ]

Looking to Our Past: Escapism or Exploration?

In a culture focused on progress and futuristic aspirations, why would anyone want to spend time wallowing in nostalgic reverie?  Nostalgia has had a longstanding reputation as a maladaptive preoccupation with the past that can inhibit appreciation of the present, realistic problem solving, and moving forward.  The empirical evidence, however, has yielded a far different picture of nostalgia as a...[ read more ]

Shame and Envy in the World of Social Media

What motivates you to browse through your favorite social networking site? Is it to gain information about the people you don’t see that often and exchange pleasantries? Or do you regard Facebook and Instagram as ways to show yourself off to your best advantage? Let’s assume that, in a rational world, people try to maximize their positive emotions, and so they...[ read more ]

Keys to Handling Life’s Transitions

Sara had recently broken up with her long-term boyfriend and though it ended amicably she was now feeling adrift. But then much to her surprise she was offered a promotion on her job – heading up a new office in another state. She’s accepted the position and is looking forward to the challenge and change, but, quite honestly, it doesn’t...[ read more ]

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