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Change

“The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance. Alan Watt Life changes constantly. There are positive changes such as the birth of a baby, marriage, or the … Continue reading

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Minding Your Mind—The Personal Side

Later in this piece I will share a little bit of my story of discovering and practicing mindfulness. However, I wanted to share some practical ways to begin practicing mindfulness in your own life today. Here are a couple: 1)      … Continue reading

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Minding Your Mind—The Practical Side

Mindfulness has been a buzz word in the therapeutic community for as long as I can remember. There are books, classes and trainings on it and many therapists choose to focus on mindfulness not only with clients, but also in … Continue reading

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The Importance of Friendships

Human beings are social creatures. Attachment to others is hard wired into our development. Our first relationships with our parents or caregivers, then our siblings and eventually school age friendships form the building blocks of how we relate to others … Continue reading

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Complete Silence

At the beginning of my career, I primarily worked with children in home and school settings. My routine was to receive the referral, go to the home and meet the family, talk about the reason for referral, and introduce myself … Continue reading

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Letting Go—The Personal Side

Without sharing all of my life’s dirty laundry, let me just say that letting go is something I have struggled with in the past—especially when people have deeply hurt me. I think we all have at least one person be … Continue reading

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Letting Go—The Practical Side

If you have children, or have ever spent any time around small children then you have seen a temper tantrum. Some temper tantrums are loud and wild and look like kids throwing themselves on the floor of Target because their … Continue reading

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Sadness

As my husband and I were leaving my in-law’s home during our last visit, I witnessed a scene that has played out countless times during my 12 years in this family. While we are pulling out of the driveway, my … Continue reading

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Fatherhood

“Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad.” -Unknown June is a month to celebrate a very important person in many people’s lives. Dad. Happy Father’s Day to all of those men that … Continue reading

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It’s the Little Things: Boundaries — The Personal Side

I wish I could tell you that I am perfect at setting personal boundaries with others, but alas–as with diet and exercise–I am a work in progress. Boundaries are tricky and sometimes they are hardest to set and maintain with … Continue reading

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