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Coping Wake Up Call

I recently had a little bit of a coping wake up call. I’m sure many of you can relate-the unique stress of this year has dialed up the heat slowly but steadily. Are you familiar with the frog in the pot analogy? A frog, if plopped in a pot of boiling water, would jump...

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In These Bodies

“In these bodies we live, in these bodies we die. Where you invest your love, you invest your life.” -Mumford + Sons Our relationship to our bodies is complicated sometimes, isn’t it? It’s easy to get caught in the traps of comparison, ingratitude, and criticism. It...

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Resolutions Vs Goals

Oh, January. In some ways you are a very welcome reprieve, signaling the end of 2020 and a fresh start to a new beginning. And in other ways you bring the burden of goals and resolutions. Oh, and the cold, dreary weather without the excitement of Christmas to shroud...

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What Star Wars Teaches Us About Family

As I start to write this, I can hear my family, downstairs, watching Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker. I can hear the iconic soundtrack filtering up to where I am writing. I imagine when I simply said, “iconic soundtrack” you started hearing it in your head...

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The Usual Suspects

While doing some holiday shopping with my daughters, we found a pretty funny little sign in a local shop.  In red glitter letters, it read, “hope spending time with your family for the holidays doesn’t undo all the progress you’ve made with your therapist”. We all had...

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Christmas Lights

I absolutely love December, for so many reasons. I love cheery holiday music and rushing around buying gifts for people. Everyone just seems cheerful and we get time off work/school – what’s not to love? Well…I guess for some people (and you might be one of those...

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Hold It On the Holiday Cheer

2020 has put us through the wringer, so is it any wonder that some of us would like to pack up our bags and just move along to ringing in 2021 already? Yes, please. Am I the only one feeling sluggish about the holidays this year? Is it because so many of our typical...

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Social Media & The New Echo Chamber

One of the best (read: worst), parts of college is the assignment (read: punishment) to write research papers on various subjects. Usually writing isn’t a huge deal, I’d like to think I’m pretty great at throwing some coherent thoughts together (though you probably...

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Gratitude in All Things…This Too

Mindfulness teaches us to have gratitude in all things. Really? Is that really necessary? I like Buddha as much as the next gal, but come on. I can think of plenty of things in my life that I haven’t felt particularly grateful for. Shall I begin? Like the time I was...

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Lessons in Flexibility

I’ve never been a very flexible person. I remember in elementary school we would do the “v-sit reach” and I was always embarrassed watching my gymnast friends mindlessly fold in half while I struggled to get just one more inch (for those of you didn’t have experience...

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Commuting Musings

As you probably know by now, I got married almost a year ago (!!), and it’s been an adventure. We’ve survived a global pandemic, living with my parents and navigating our life together while he is a Student Athlete. My husband plays football at a Jr. College in...

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Faith and Suffering

A high percentage of the clients I work with identify themselves as faithful, and while we don’t spend much time in therapy discussing an individual’s specific religious beliefs, we do at times talk about the way certain beliefs influence or impact the individual. A...

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