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The Beauty of Exercise

Rocky Relationship I don’t know about you, but my relationship with exercise has always been a little rocky. I think I’ve mentioned it before, but I grew up as a gymnast, and then did competitive and high school cheerleading after that. I was an active little girl! As...

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Three Myths Big Data Debunks

Often, clients feel that they’re uniquely distressed, socially awkward, or “messed up.” Everyone else seems to have their lives together. Facebook and Instagram confirm their intuitions. Their peers are getting happily married, having beautiful families, landing dream...

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Brave the Spaces Part 3

Being braver in our relationships sounds like a nice idea. As we’ve read in previous blogs over the past few months, there are several benefits of moving our relationships towards bravery and vulnerability. But at the heart of things, how do we do this? How can we...

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When Holidays Hurt

In the times when everyone around us seems to be enjoying “comfort and joy”, what are we to make of it when that isn’t our experience? Difficulty is part of the human adventure. None of us are immune from sadness, sickness, tragedy, or loss. During the holidays,...

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No Better Gift to Give

The fifth and final year of my doctoral program consists of an intensive clinical internship. That means I spent the beginning of this year, my fourth, preoccupied with the application process. Fifteen sites, fifteen cover letters, four essays, three letters of...

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Brave the Spaces – Part 2

In my last post, I talked about the importance of bravery in our relationships. If you haven’t read it, feel free to take a look HERE. One important aspect of bravery in our relationships is communication. Honest, open communication requires a high level of...

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Lessons Learned & Letting Go

Last month (October) is Infant loss awareness month. This is specifically relevant to me as I lost my son to SIDS, seven years ago. Each October 15th, people across the nation, hold a special remembrance for the babies they lost. One way we do this is through a...

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The Important Question

I had an experience nearly 20 years ago that I have reflected on over the years again and again. Have you ever had a moment in life that’s almost bookmarked in your brain, something you revisit and consider during different stages of your life? This moment in time...

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Thankful Three

Starting at the beginning of this month I have been writing down three things that I am thankful for everyday. I didn’t have all these amazing reasons of why I started, I just started writing in hopes to jumpstart the holiday spirit in my life. (And yes, I am one that...

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Trail Lessons

A college cross country teammate of mine once said, “You either die on the track or live long enough to see yourself run hundreds of miles on trails.” In our college town of Ashland, OR, it was easy to understand why. The city boasts beautiful, smooth mountain trails....

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