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The Gift of Self-Care — The Personal Side

“And life is what we make it. Always has been, always will be.” Grandma Moses This quote came from a gratitude journal I have—one I try to write in at least once a week. I intentionally think of people and … Continue reading

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Me, Myself and I

As a therapist, it is important for me to encourage my clients to feel better about themselves. I remind them that they all possess the ability to feel powerful, in control and stronger than ever. Yes, my education, training and skills guide … Continue reading

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Crafting Gratitude—The Personal Side

A year or two ago I started a new practice. At the end of every day I mentally list 3 things I am grateful for.  I also sometimes list one thing I could have done better that day. I usually … Continue reading

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Crafting Gratitude — The Practical Side

Thanksgiving has just passed, and now I am counting the days until Christmas. I love Christmas, because I love giving (and getting) gifts. I love lit trees, delicious treats, and family traditions that have been celebrated and passed down for … Continue reading

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The Choices Behind the Change — The Personal Side

A little more than one year ago I started to take gratitude—everyday gratitude—very seriously. I had the epiphany, “aha moment,” whatever you want to call it, that practicing gratitude transforms my thoughts and feelings.

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Giving Thanks – The Personal Side

It happened sometime during my childhood, though I don’t remember exactly when. Our family had been through a particularly trying time and I realized I had begun to be a pessimist. Even as a child I recognized that my negativity … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks – The Practical Side

The power of positive thinking. Most likely you have heard this catch phrase sometime during your life.  There are countless books on the subject and research has been done to test the power of positive thinking. For example, years ago … Continue reading

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