Counseling Blog

December 5, 2022
Set Your Internal Compass

Discover, Embrace, and Set Personal Boundaries   Do you ever come home at the end of a long day and feel like you have endured one thousand pinpricks to your soul? You said yes to skipping lunch to finish a co-worker’s task; you said yes to staying a few minutes late and it turned into […]

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October 5, 2022
Finding Time for My Best Friend!

Time is one of our biggest struggles and a precious commodity. We often find ourselves spending our time according to rules and norms that do not have anything to do with what we truly desire or need. We long to live lives that are both peaceful and vibrant. Instead, we agree to stay that extra […]

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October 1, 2022
The Subtlety of Required Conformity

     Okay! How many of us have been there? We have 30 minutes or less to add a social media post and we dive in only to find something has changed! This happened recently when I attempted to add an upcoming educational workshop as an event on one of my platforms. I was limited to […]

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September 30, 2022
The Heartbreak of Gray Divorce

The phenomenon of “Gray Divorce” dances across our news feeds, Linkedin alerts, Facebook updates, and Instagram suggestions. It is a growing number of couples 50 years of age and older ending their marriages. The 2021 US Census revealed that 34.9% of divorces in the previous year were among people 55+ in age. This is double […]

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January 17, 2022
12 Step Programs for Sexual Addiction

Support sites for those struggling with their own sexual or relationship addiction Sex Addicts Anonymous (SAA): 713-869-4902, www.saa-recovery.org Sex Addicts Anonymous has its own website just for women. This web page has over 50 pages help you find safety, meetings, connection, sponsors, diversity and inclusion, stories both written and recorded, links to literature, publications and […]

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August 19, 2021
Ouch! The Body Knows What Hurts!

Ouch! How many of us have fallen victim to Legos left strewn across the floor or stumbled over a misplaced chair in the middle of the night? We are completely aware of our bodies in those moments. After all, a broken toe or Lego impalement are gifts that keep on giving. What most of us […]

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August 1, 2021
Cultivating Restorative Communication

Think about a conversation with a treasured loved one that brings a smile to your face. You know the conversations I'm talking about. The first time your son or daughter says, "I love you!" The last lunch you had with your best friend before you moved across the country. Recall the most recent time you […]

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July 16, 2021
Time Out

“Don’t worry – Every couple fights.” True, however, what we don’t realize is that not every couple fights the same way. According to Dr. John Gottman, relationship researcher, and couples therapist, all couples have conflicts.  The difference between happy couples and unhappy couples is how conflict is handled. Properly handling conflict begins with cultivating a […]

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July 9, 2021
Trapped In Conflict

Conflict! A polite word for what many couples label their ongoing, painful arguments that always end in the same hurtful, disconnected way. You feel it in the pit of your stomach or the base of your neck every time you see your partner roll their eyes or storm out of the room in response to […]

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June 12, 2020
Emotions and Kids

     Parenting is hard! It was hard before the days of quarantine and online learning, work from home, and social distancing. We are all talking about and longing for the day when things will “get back to normal.” The pressures of working from home while suddenly taking charge of distance learning stretched our coping mechanisms […]

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