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Monthly Archives: January 2015

I once had a therapist friend who told me that all my life experiences, especially those difficult ones, would benefit my clients; these experiences would allow me to have a deeper sense of empathy and compassion for those I work with.  I feel that the reverse is true as well.  All my experiences with my […]

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I am going to continue the conversation from Kariah’s last post about using skills. This is so very important. I think of skills as the foundation for both managing current situations and setting yourself up well to effectively manage other stressors that may come along. I certainly know that people have skills. However, it is […]

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Yes, I know my post is several days late.  This has been an up and down week for me.  I have had to utilize multiple skills to try to manage the events of the week.  Here is a list of some of my own coping skills from the week: Mindfulness: being in the moment and […]

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“Your value does not decrease based on someone’s inability to see your worth.” ~author unknown I recently read a statistic somewhere that stated that the average person has 40,000-60,000 negative thoughts a day. I thought about this and could not get my head around this number. Unbelievable. I imagine that this number is comprised of […]

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As I write today, my 92 year-old grandfather is in a hospital after having a possible stroke.  While I’m very worried about him, I worry perhaps more for my grandma.  After almost 70 years of marriage, this has to be extremely difficult for her.  They have been through every “thick and thin” marriages go through. […]

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