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Why are You Nice?

Have you ever really thought about the reasons why you treat people the way you do? If you are a relatively nice person (and I believe most people are trying to do the best that they can in their lives … Continue reading

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Dealing with Difficult People

Think of someone who you would consider to be difficult. Picture that person in your mind’s eye and just for a moment think about how you feel as you think about being around them. Do you feel anger when you … Continue reading

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Early-Returned Missionaries (part II)

One of the most common reasons given by early-returned missionaries for why they didn’t want to come home early is the fear of how they will be received by their family, friends, and ward members.  Unfortunately, all too often very … Continue reading

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To Early-Returned Missionaries

[This is the first of several articles about the topic of early-returned missionaries] Every year thousands of young people work hard to prepare themselves for missionary service for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  They scrimp and save, … Continue reading

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Overcoming Harmful Culture

Culture is a powerful word.  However, we often think of it as a foreign thing – something that only other countries or ethnicities are subject to.  The truth is that culture exists all around us.  It lives in our families, … Continue reading

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Depression: The Deception of Your Perception

A fair number of my clients (who come in for a myriad of reasons from pornography and sex addiction to overcoming attentional issues) also struggle with varying degrees of depression.  This “fun” little creature is like a barnacle, attached without … Continue reading

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The Power of Commitment

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe is credited for stating what has become one of my favorite quotes: “Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness, concerning all acts of initiative and creation.  There is one … Continue reading

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Avoiding the “Should Haves” and the “What Ifs” of Depression and Anxiety

Steven Eastmond, LCSW – September 2012 Depression and anxiety are unfortunately all too common in today’s society.  Yet despite the high prevalence rates, very few people seek treatment and of those who do, many keep both their illness and their … Continue reading

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