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The Face of Domestic Violence

Less than one week into Domestic Violence Awareness Month we already have the first murder as a result of DV.  I say first because unfortunately it likely will not be the last. According to latest statistic I was able to find (2005), in this country 3 women are killed by their partner or ex partner […]

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2013

Why doesn’t she leave?  I would never let someone treat me that way!  What is wrong with her?  She deserves what she gets if she stays.  She must like it. These are just a few of the most common questions and statements made when hearing about a domestic violence situation. However, when someone makes these […]

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The Road to Courageous Journeys ~ part 2

This is part 2 of my journey to Courageous Journeys.  If you missed part 1, you can find it here. I left off last time at the age of 16, pregnant, a high school dropout, and a newlywed.  Just looking at that sentence….it’s almost as if I’m writing about someone else’s story. High school was…..interesting.  […]

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The Road to Courageous Journeys

Are you the type of person who always knew what you wanted to do with your life?  Was it obvious to you what your interests and talents were?  Did you have dreams about the greatness of life ahead of you? I have to admit, that is not at all my experience. If someone had told […]

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Taking my own advice

Have you heard the saying doctor heal thyself?  It’s interesting how you can be a great resource for information, guidance, advice, or inspiration for others but have difficulty applying those ideas to your own life. It’s something we (any of us in that type of role) all struggle with at times.  Whether it’s a doctor […]

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Tips for self-care

Self-care is something that is frequently discussed in therapy.  Most people are not very good at recognizing and taking care of their needs.  As a result, I often assign some type of self-care as homework for my clients. Recently, in a group I facilitate, I assigned it as homework for the group. As I met […]

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The comparison trap

When was the last time you compared yourself to someone and thought you fared better than the other person? You might be thinking…I don’t compare myself to other people.  That could be true.  But, if you’re like most people, you do it without even recognizing it.  Or at least the frequency and significance of it.  […]

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Taking a leap

I recently took a little time off from work, about 1 ½ weeks.  Before I left I posted on Facebook and Twitter that I would be MIA while on vacation.  I’ve been back to work for 2 weeks, and, well, I seem to still be a little MIA with my writing. I had hoped having […]

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Feeling the feelings

Today's video blog is about moving through pain.  Why we have to acknowledge pain in order to feel more positive feelings. The only way around is through ~ Robert Frost.  While it can feel incredibly scary to take the risk of feeling, without it you may miss the most beautiful experiences of your life.

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