Monthly Archives: July 2018

Choose Joy

Do you know the difference between happiness and joy? Most of us do not. Happiness depends on the circumstances. When things are going well we can feel happy. However, we can feel joy despite the circumstances. This is because joy is a choice...

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You are my person

My best friend is moving to Arizona with her kids and today’s the day she is leaving. I woke up crying, feeling selfish for doing so. Her son is a celebrity around our parts. He’s a soccer prodigy. He played with U-12’s when he was 8...

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Bubble Wrap

What do you do when you are stressed out? There are several things I do. I take deep breathes and let them out with loud forceful sighs. I also like to stretch. A favorite though is popping bubbles on bubble wrap. I can pop them one by one or I...

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From Self-Centered to Child-Centered

This might be hard to believe, but it’s not all about you! I know… catch your breath, grab your proverbial pearls, and have a seat. Once you become a parent, you are no longer the center of attention. I know this is contrary to most mantras and...

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2 am friends

Frequently I have clients say to me that they have no friends. Sometimes this is true but generally speaking, is that they only have 1 or 2 good friends. Regardless of the reality, we will do an exercise in which they were to categorize those...

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My dog ate my homework!

My son graduated high school in May. His teacher gave him a summer work packet to keep him from falling behind over the break. He will be continuing with school, job training, learning more independent living skills, etc.… He has had a slow...

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Change!? Seriously?!

Change is never easy. Even when you want to make changes, it is usually a struggle to stay the course. Some people will say, “Just do it”. Well, if it was that simple, then we would all be in the exact place we want to be. There are six stages to...

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Therapy: A Commitment

Do you take me to be your therapist? Do I take you to be my client? Although we are not reciting wedding vows, I believe therapy is a commitment. I would like to discuss a little about the therapist and client relationship and the importance of...

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The Mind

I just had a great meeting with a friend. We were discussing the importance of the mind when tackling demanding situations. These situations can be losing weight, starting a new job, playing a sport, tackling projects that you have never tried...

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