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Not just ego: Low self-esteem can fuel substance abuse

January 27, 2017   0 Comments

“Self-esteem” is one of those terms which can cause some eyes to roll. Maybe it brings touchy-feely imagery to mind, or the suspicion that some people need to toughen up. The reality is a bit more complicated. Fundamentally, self-esteem is a person’s sense of value and worth. People with healthy self-esteem feel good about themselves,
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Athletes who learn how to accept failure will succeed more

August 29, 2016   0 Comments

As the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro are recently behind us, we are left with memories of witnessing the joys of victory and the agonies of defeat. Perhaps we imagined how we would have felt winning a gold medal. Perhaps we imagined how we would have felt if we had trained so hard
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May is Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month

April 29, 2016   0 Comments

You’d swear your son was born under the sun: at the least he could be a tanning model, at most, a true heliophile. But those sloughed off sunburns of childhood can fatally brand a person’s future if repeatedly unchecked. This May is dedicated to awareness of skin cancer. Although your young man may be too
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With a little help from my friends: How friends can help or hinder recovery

February 3, 2016   0 Comments

Friedrich Nietzsche warned people of the 19th century about the dangers of peer pressure, “The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently.” For a teenager in recovery or treatment for substance abuse, the peer pressure from friends can
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Philanthropic mindset: Nonprofits help with workplace image

November 4, 2015   0 Comments

Whether or not we’d like to admit it, appearances matter — especially when it comes to interviewing for a new job. For individuals who don’t have enough money to buy workplace appropriate clothing, this emphasis on formality can be a severe roadblock. After all, it’s hard to find the money to buy nice clothing without
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We would like to thank all the wonderful staff at WRA for the great parent weekend. We enjoyed it and felt that we learned valuable insights on Positive Peer Culture and the values we must have and the importance of family commitment to each other...