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Losing Control

I remember hearing a story, many years ago, from a concerned mother about her very angry son. She recounted many outbursts, but one in particular has stuck with me because it showed how different people perceive anger. During an initial … Continue reading

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High-Five Celebrations

How many years do we give life before we finally stop to enjoy the life we have? This is a tired idea, yet it remains as relevant now as ever before. We spend our lives pursuing the next goal – … Continue reading

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The Buck Stops Here: Boundaries (The Personal Side)

Oh, boundaries! There is so much I could say about them, when I think back over my life from now to my first memories. There are family members I learned excellent boundaries from while growing up, and others who, as … Continue reading

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The Buck Stops Here: Boundaries (The Professional Side)

I recently read a quote online that went something like this: I don’t set a boundary to offend you. I do it to manage the goals and priorities I have set for my life. Reading this quote took me back many … Continue reading

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A New Kind of Self-Care — The Practical Side

Do any of these statements sound familiar: “I need a vacation!” “I need to start working out at least 5 days a week.” “I want to start [insert new hobby here] because I think it will help me lower my … Continue reading

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ADHD — The Personal Side

I know so many people who have been diagnosed with ADHD…and I am not talking about clients. I have SEVERAL friends who have ADHD and even a few distant family members.  When I think about ADHD, I immediately think of … Continue reading

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Feeling “Under the Weather”—The Practical Side

Have you ever been to a tanning bed? This topic came up in conversation with a friend of mine last week.  I told her I had only been to a tanning bed a couple times in my life (no judgment … Continue reading

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The Real Cost of Stress – The Practical Side

Do you know anyone who would say they are not stressed? I can honestly say I do not know any one person who does not have stress in at least one life area. Stress can be good when it helps … 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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Anger Management — The Personal Side

Anger can be a symptom of depression, grief, acute stress disorder, bipolar disorder, substance abuse and/or addiction, personality disorders, eating disorders, schizophrenia and many, many other disorders. Thus, anger should never be ignored. And, even if you seek treatment and … Continue reading

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