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5 Tips to Find Balance | Is it really possible? | Orlando Life Counselor Alicia Barilla

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Do you crave a more balanced life? Do you think life would be more enjoyable if your schedule matched up with your priorities? Does it feel like as soon as your schedule is working for you that something in your life changes? Life is full of constant changes and adjustments.   Maintaining a balanced lifestyle is something [...]

Orlando 5th Angriest City | 3 Tips for Anger Control | Orlando Anger Management Counseling Classes

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Local news reports the following stories in one day in Central Florida Murder-Suicide: Christopher Durinick, 36, shot and killed his wife Margaret, 37,  and then killed himself. Employee Murders Boss: Rocky T. Christian, 27, fatally shot his boss Nasser Alkattan, 39, after an argument. 8 year old arrested for Aggravated-Assault:  an 8 year old boy [...]

3 Life Lessons We Can Learn from Addictions & Substance Abuse | Charlie Sheen | Orlando Counselor

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Famous actor Charlie Sheen has been in the news much in the last several years. Unfortunately, not for his acting. We see in the media a tumultuous personal life which appears to contain alcohol and drug addiction. Mr. Sheen just completed three weeks of substance abuse treatment, and yet still states "I find sobriety boring." [...]

7 Tips for Test Anxiety on Fox 35 News | Reducing FCAT Stress | Orlando Anxiety Counseling

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“Reducing Stress from Tests!” “I am going to fail the FCAT and repeat third grade!” “I don’t have enough time for the test!” “I can’t sleep the night before the test!” February and March many students across the state prepare to take the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) and the stress for some is insurmountable.  Psychiatrists [...]

7 Signs of Addiction | Orlando Addictions Counselor

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What is Addiction? According to the Mirriam Webster dictionary, "addiction" is defined as "a compulsive need for and use of a habit forming substance characterized by tolerance and by well defined physiological symptoms upon withdrawl." People can be addicted to drugs (prescription or illegal), alcohol, gambling, sex, food, gaming, or nicotine. When does it become [...]

Manorexia: 7 Warning Signs | Orlando Eating Disorder Counseling

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7  Warning Signs of Manorexia! The “PERFECT” male body is all the rage, and millions of men are paying the price! Abercrombie & Fitch, Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, and advertisers worldwide have used male “hard bodies” to sell product by the millions. Over the years, advertisers in our pop culture have spent billions, marketing to [...]