Mother's Day

Mother’s Day Highs and Lows

Reading Time: 2 minutesAs we all celebrate Mother’s Day, let us pay attention to the high’s and low’s we experience as moms. May we be compassionate toward those who have unknown stories. It can be a difficult day or just another day. Regret, sadness, and secrecy hidden among the smiles and pleasantries. The stress of single parenting or…

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3 Basics of a Full Life

Reading Time: 2 minutesIn reflection of Easter Sunday, it’s worth taking time to slow down and ponder. Epic war movies such as “Saving Private Ryan” stir us to value our lives. Discovering three brothers had died within a week, the mission was to spare the fourth brother during World War II. The last scene shows Ryan as an old man at the grave of…

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3 Secrets to Unexpected Change

Reading Time: 3 minutesHow to move beyond the brick walls of the unexpected. Move beyond first impressions. Lean into the good, bad, and ugly emotions. Surround yourself with cheerleaders. If you’re like me, you could pinpoint a single incident that triggered a storm of unexpected change. You have thoughts of: If only I’d done this or that. If I…

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How to Measure Healthy Relationships

Reading Time: 2 minutesMany are confused on what makes healthy relationships.  Most couples enter counseling with a lot of uncertainty. One is usually dragged in by the other. One says, We need help. The other says, We’re doing fine. . . We can work this out on our own. . .We’re not as bad off as you think. As…

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Confessions of a Therapist

Reading Time: 2 minutesOn the outside, it may look like New Year’s resolutions have gone by the wayside. My last article on “Sacred Interruptions” seem like Christmas decorations still hanging around. Here’s the first of other confessions. We do have our stuff put away!  Energies have gone into preparations for my new business. The last two months could easily…

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