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Releasing the Pain, Part 2

I began drinking to cover up the pain. I even went to school buzzed, and my friends began to notice. I dismissed their concerns and went on with my self-destructiveness. I went out to a club once, and I got…

Releasing the Pain, Part 1

My name is Dianne, and I am 19 years old. I have been injuring myself for about five years. There are a lot of reasons behind why I injure myself. As a young child, my mother physically and emotionally abused…

Ken’s Journal: Week 1. Part 2

Otherwise, I agree that it would help a great deal if you scheduled exercise into your daily routine. If you make a point of specifying when you will exercise, how much time you will spend and which activity you will…

Ken’s Journal: Week 1. Part 1

I dropped 6 pounds this week. My average fat grams were 18 per day. I learned that if I plan my meals ahead of time I enjoy eating more than I do when I just grab something.

Folic Acid Good for Healthier Babies

Getting enough folic acid is one of the best things a woman can do for her children — even before they are conceived. Folic acid dramatically reduces the risk of giving birth to a baby with a neural tube birth…

7 Ways to Make Scheduling Easier

Here are some no-nonsense tips for getting through the week with busy kids: Think before you say yes. Don’t just agree to every whim your child has. Ask if the child understands the amount of practice expected for violin lessons…

Hepatitis: Signs and Symptoms

A liver inflamed with hepatitis has trouble regulating bile for digestion, as well as trouble screening poisons from the bloodstream. The yellow eyes and skin characteristic of jaundice — which is sometimes a symptom of hepatitis — result from bile…

Cravings Come and Cravings Go, Post 2

Fill your lungs from the bottom (the bottom of your lungs is in the middle of your back, at the base of your rib cage) to your shoulders, then exhale in the opposite sequence. Your rib cage and abdomen should…

Cravings Come and Cravings Go, Post 1

If you reduce or quit your tobacco habit, you are going to have cravings. Cravings are very unpredictable! They can occur you when you least expect it, and even if you are expecting one, it can be milder or stronger…