Lifeline—The Practical Side

  • By Yolanda Brailey
  • 01 Aug, 2018
A few weeks ago I came home from work, sat down at my laptop to check my email and sat there stunned for a good ten minutes after my computer fired up. On the home page that pops up before I go to my...
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Taking The First Steps Toward Improving Communication

  • By LECS Counselor
  • 22 Jul, 2018
When I ask the question of how a couple would like to improve their relationship, I almost always recieve an answer involving “we need to communicate better”. This theme of improving communication shows up frequently when working with couples, and often those I work...
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We Must Talk About Suicide

  • By Holly Lapka
  • 14 Jul, 2018
The suicides of 2 celebrities the first week of June was shocking to many people. Suicide is always shocking, but with celebrities-these people that have everything-it seems impossible. We sit in disbelief for the first week or so, then go about our business with...
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Counting Sheep—The Personal Side

  • By Yolanda Brailey
  • 07 Jul, 2018
Are you a parent? Ever had the flu? Ever been jet-lagged? Ever drank too much caffeine too late in the day? I am sure at some time in your life you have had trouble falling or staying asleep. If you haven’t, just wait longer....
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Counting Sheep—The Practical Side

  • By Yolanda Brailey
  • 01 Jul, 2018
There are literally dozens of sleep disorders listed in the Diagnostic Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. In addition, there are dozens more disorders in that same manual that impact sleep—such as anxiety, depression and grief—just to name a few. The list of sleep disorders...
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Father’s Day without a father

  • By LECS Counselor
  • 22 Jun, 2018
Father’s Day can be a day to celebrate the man who helped raise you, or it can be a source of dread, grief, sadness and anger. People have many different reasons for dreading Father’s Day. Perhaps your dad passed away, or you have an...
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