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

One of my daily, never-ending lifelong goals is to eat well and drink plenty of water. Some days I excel at eating healthy food, drinking plenty of water and even managing to squeeze in time to exercise too.  Other days, … Continue reading

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Anger

Anger is tricky. It’s another one of those emotions that are “uncomfortable” and we’re often taught not to feel it: “Don’t be mad-it was an accident” “I already said I was sorry-why are you still angry about that?” “That incident … Continue reading

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Running on Low

“You can’t pour from an empty cup.” -Anonymous As I was speaking with my mother over the weekend, she was telling me how difficult it was to take care of my grandmother. I love my grandmother, but I can completely … Continue reading

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The Truth About Trauma—The Personal Side

As a therapist certified in EMDR (eye-movement desensitization and reprocessing) therapy, I have found this approach to be very effective in helping many clients for a variety of issues. The current treatment guidelines of the American Psychiatric Association designate EMDR … Continue reading

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The Truth About Trauma – The Practical Side

Years ago, I spent countless hours delving into the topic of trauma. I worked intensively with some trauma survivors, talked to specialists in the field and read many, many books. Back then two things really stood out to me about trauma.

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Forget Everything And Run

Fear is a basic, yet powerful emotion. It shows itself to us in many forms; a racing heart, surge of energy, “butterflies” in the stomach. These physical cues usually result from our most primal form of fear that sets off … Continue reading

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New Beginnings

This past weekend I was watching Disney’s Chicken Little with my son and I thought it was a great movie. I couldn’t believe I had never watched it before. It’s geared towards a younger audience, but it has many important … Continue reading

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