Natural Herbal Antidepressant and Anti Anxiety First Aid Remedies

I've struggled with anxiety and depression all of my life. For seven years I took the SSRI antidepressant Paxil (Paroxetine). After weaning myself I turned to homeopathic and herbal remedies. Here is my herbal and homeopathic first aid kit. Read on...

Daily Strength: Online Support Group When You Can't Make a 12-Step

I write many articles on self-help, emotional health, physical health, relationship issues and 12 Step programs. In exploring emotional, physical and psychological health issues, I always want to provide  resources. is one such resource. (click here) is a comprehensive online support group network. links people with hundreds of online support groups on everything from parenting issues, health issues, addiction recovery, substance abuse, survivor issues, mental health, 12 step programs and every kind of support group in between. Read more...

Online Dietary Supplements May Contain Steroids

On Wednesday, the FDA sent warning letters to dietary supplement manufacturers stating that many weight loss products, body-building products, sexual enhancements contain undeclared and deceptively labeled drugs, analogs and synthetic steroids. Further, many of these products are labeled as "herbal" and "natural" which misleads and confuses consumers. Read on...

Emotional Health Strategies in Disciplining Children: Choose Your Battles

Developmental psychology is a fascinating study, but we have to be careful that when explore child psychology that we don't lose the child in the study. Each child is unique and individual; the whole of a child is greater than the sum of the parts. One of the most important lessons that I have learned in dealing with children is to choose your battles. Here's what I mean...

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