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Reflection & Response

As 2020 comes to an end, I wanted to take a moment to write about reflection and responding to the close of one year and the start of a new one. Granted New Year’s Eve may feel very different than previous years, feelings of hope, anticipation, sorrow, fear, and many others are still ever-present. If …

Two Simple Words

Of all the reasons one may choose to grab a seat on a therapist’s couch, the need to be heard and understood is never absent. All humans, no matter how independent and self-assured, are inherently social creatures. We possess a desperate need to be seen for who we truly are and to be accepted for …

Grief and Gratitude

This time of year often is filled with excitement, joy, and togetherness. But for a lot of us, it can equally be a difficult, dreaded, and lonely time of the year. Now more than ever, this time brings a complicated mix of emotions and situations as the holiday season looks very different than what we …

How to Bounce Back

Let’s face it, life can be straight up hideous. It is filled with countless setbacks, mountainous obstacles, and so many failures we would need an accountant just to tally them all. As much beauty and light as the world possesses, it seems to always be balanced out by darkness. But if you have had the …

E-Learning Support Tips

As a new school year rolls around and begins to take shape, many schools have opted to operate on an E-Learning or Hybrid model conducting education through virtual platforms. While effective in its ability to keep students enrolled and up to date in school, E-Learning can also be challenging for a variety of reasons. Students …

5 All-Natural Anxiety Fighters

If you haven’t experienced the crippling sensation of anxiety, you haven’t lived. Anxiety is that beautiful, nauseating feeling that kicks in anytime your “fight or flight” response is activated, which happens nearly every time you are presented with a stimuli that you find stressful, exciting, or novel. It’s your body’s way of preparing you to …

Patience and Perseverance

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For many of us, 2020 has been an unexpected year. Quickly, the excitement, hope, and anticipation of a new year seemed to fade away and was replaced with uncertainty, disconnection, loss, and fear. The current situation may have many of us thinking about the past while simultaneously thinking about the future and the coming weeks, …

Revising the Contract

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One of the greatest dualities of the human experience is the need for security and the need for freedom. While one pulls us toward one another, the other pushes us away. It is our need for security that fulfills our desire to love and be loved, to have an intimate connection with someone with whom …