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Dear Diary, Are you really worth my time?

Dear Diary, Are you really worth my time?

I have always been a journal keeper.  I still remember my first legit journal:  a small, pink journal with a matching pen and lock and key.  Though that first journal is long gone, I still remember my bedtime ritual of climbing into bed, carefully unlocking the super secure lock, and carefully recounting my day.  It was a chance for me to reflect:  What mattered to me?  What did I think of my experiences?  How was I learning?

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Impact of Stress on Leadership

Impact of Stress on Leadership

As a clinician leader, you have a lot of responsibility on your shoulders.  Whether it’s ensuring consistent referrals, providing excellent clinical care, or supporting your team, the demands on leaders are constant and require a nimble approach that is grounded in core principles so that the stressors you face don’t undo you.  (more…)

Costs of Comparing

Costs of Comparing

We all do it. We watch other women at the grocery store, at the gym, at church. We scan their bodies, we criticize their clothing, we pick apart their make up. Why do we do this? Are we really this critical? Are we really this mean?

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Suicidal Clients: Carrying the Emotional Burden

Suicidal Clients: Carrying the Emotional Burden

Is it just me, or are we hearing and reading about suicide more these days?  In recent weeks there has been a lot of news coverage of prominent individuals committing suicide, and most reports indicate that suicide rates are indeed rising in the United States.  We need look no further than the Netflix series 13 Reasons to see that our society is intersecting with suicide more and more.

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