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I’ll Stay Here this Year

Sometimes we can’t be with the ones we love for the holidays. Sometimes we aren’t invited to spend the holidays with the ones we love. Sometimes we just don’t want to go home. Whatever the reason (a lack of funds, … Continue reading

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T.H.I.N.K.

Sigmund Freud believed that one of the primary explanations for human behavior could be attributed to the fear of death.  My favorite poem on the subject is called “Ozymandias” by Percy Bysshe Shelley. It tells the story of a traveler … Continue reading

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Summertime Fun…or Not?!

“Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” ― Henry James The summer is upon us, and we have so much time on our hands… oh, what to do?! Adults/parents … Continue reading

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Breaking the Trend…and Finding Your Own Path

“By choosing our path we choose our destination.” -Thomas S. Monson It is important to work on ourselves as individuals, but also to look at patterns that exist within our family. By doing this we can identify unhealthy, recurring themes through generations. … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t We on the Same Page?

“The best security blanket a child can have is parents who respect each other.”- Jane Blaustone As a therapist I have observed and worked with many families who have been through separations and divorce. This process is never easy for … Continue reading

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Finding Balance

We are guaranteed to experience challenges in life… and for a period of time we can feel that our lives are spinning out of control. Finding balance during these times helps us to create places in our experience where we … Continue reading

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Can You Hear Me?

“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” -George Bernard Shaw How many times have you heard “Talk to me for once!” or “I can’t communicate with you right now!” or “Are you even listening … Continue reading

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Invisible No More

Relationships where one can experience the freedom to explore and discover oneself through hope, love and acceptance provide security and space to grow. However, relationships where abuse is present can confuse the very core of one’s understanding and expectations of what … Continue reading

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Another Year…A Better You

“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language and next year’s words await another voice.” — T.S. Eliot I sit here thinking about how the holidays are soon coming to an end, and the New Year is around the … Continue reading

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Seasons Change, Our Need for Connection Remains

Tomorrow morning if you wake up And the future is unclear I… I will be here -Steven Curtis Chapman, I Will Be Here The holiday season can be a time of connection where friends and family get together for parties, … Continue reading

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