Lexapro, pros and cons for Anxiety & Depression

Lexapro, pros and cons for Anxiety & Depression

If you or a loved one has ever suffered from depression, you understand the debilitating effects it can have on the person who suffers from it, as well as on family members and friends. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), over 20 million Americans are depressed, and most of those who suffer from depression are not treated for it. This is especially tragic because depression is easily treated with prescriptions and other therapies. Symptoms of Depression While most of us associate depression with sadness, the symptoms...
I Do Everything In My Power To Teach My Sons to Respect Women

I Do Everything In My Power To Teach My Sons to Respect Women

I'm sure many of you so called men are sick of hearing about how boys so be raised to respect women. Oh well. If you're a man, you shouldn't have to be sick of hearing it, you should be helping us change it. Well, let me tell you something…. us women are sick of you so called men being disrespectful to women so much that we have to raise our sons to be respectful.  We shouldn't have to instill respect to our sons if they had men in their lives that respect women. This isn't going to be a bash men post, it's a post about how I demand my...
10 Tips to Getting Along with Critical People & Save Your Sanity

10 Tips to Getting Along with Critical People & Save Your Sanity

Critics are everywhere. No matter what you do, say, act, dress, or even breathe. Someone is going to criticize you. In the blogging world, it's like Mean Girls on steroids sometimes. You have to have white walls, perfect furniture, fur blankets thrown perfectly on the couches, pets are the perfect weight, breed, and colors, makeup is applied in the most recent style, and much more. If you don't do those things, brands, followers, etc don't like you….or worse…. say you're trash because you're not giving readers what they want....
My Son Has Oppositional Defiant Disorder – But that Doesn’t Define Him

My Son Has Oppositional Defiant Disorder – But that Doesn’t Define Him

The past several years have been a horrible struggle. We recently found out (probably 4 years ago) that our youngest son has O.D.D. or Oppositional Defiant Disorder or sometimes confused or partnered with C.D. or Conduct Disorder. Our son is only 11. He's been going through this for as long as I can remember.   I remember hearing stories from his birth father, that his nephew used to be very similar to how my son is acting. His nephew used to kill animals and laugh. He would take forks and stab family members just because they defied him....

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