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Setting Goals for the New Year

Posted by on Jan 4, 2016 in Blog, Featured | 0 comments

Setting Goals for the New Year

Welcome to 2016. I know this is a few days late but for many of us today feels like the start of the new year. It is the return to work, school, schedules, etc. It is the new beginning after the long holiday weekend. In some ways I am feeling a little sad about the start of this year. I love having my family home for the holidays and spending a lot of quality time together. Today, that all changes as everyone heads back to more normal routines. However, in other ways I am looking forward to this new start. This year will bring changes to our family that are exciting for me both personally...

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In the Midst of the Hard Days

Posted by on Aug 24, 2015 in Blog, Featured, Mental Health | 0 comments

In the Midst of the Hard Days

Have you ever just had a really hard day? One of those days where you’re just not quite sure if you’re going to make it through? As counselors, we often ask our clients what the ratio of bad days to good days is. Are you having more good days than bad, or more bad than good? The truth of the matter is that even if we are having mostly good days, we all have hard days every now and then. And sometimes, when those hard days come, it can feel like you just hit a brick wall going 100 miles per hour. But what if we all did a little prep work for those days? If only we had some sort of game plan,...

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Taking a Break from Being Supermom

Posted by on Apr 21, 2015 in Blog, Featured, Mental Health, Parenting, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Taking a Break from Being Supermom

As a new momma, I’ve begun to understand a whole new world of self-doubt. It’s not talked about much, or at least not enough. I remember sitting in the hospital  rocking chair rocking our brand new son, who was screaming at the top of his lungs, and being filled with immense fear. How was I going to do this? Could I do this? Did I have what it takes? Those days in the hospital seem long, yet they fly by. And then…you go home. This is the moment it all changes. Sure, the self-doubt is there, but somehow, like in one swift motion, it gets pushed way down beneath the surface and we turn into...

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The Single Valentine

Posted by on Feb 10, 2015 in Blog, Featured, Holidays, Mental Health, Relationships | 0 comments

The Single Valentine

These days, Valentine’s day seems like it has taken on a life of its own with the all the commercial hype! For many of us this is fine, it is a fun excuse to celebrate our love and/or relationship. However, for those who don’t have a significant other this can be a hard time of year. All the hearts, flowers, candy, etc. can be a painful reminder of something that you are missing. I understand, I have been there before. I remember one Valentine’s Day before my husband and I started dating where it seemed like all of my friends were in serious relationships. I was dreading...

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Engage In Life

Posted by on Jan 6, 2015 in Blog, Featured, Mental Health, Parenting, Relationships | 0 comments

Engage In Life

A few years ago, I started a new job with a health system right before my birthday.  So I was surprised when my new boss gave me a really nice birthday gift: a purple long-sleeved pullover with the phrase “Engage in Life” embroidered on the front.  (I think it was leftover from a cancer fundraiser, but since all of my previous work experience was with non-profits, I was just excited to get something for my birthday besides a card!) I wear the pullover all the time now and I love to think about the phrase “Engage in Life” every time I notice it in the mirror.  It reminds me to stay involved...

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Holiday Traditions

Posted by on Dec 9, 2014 in Featured, Holidays, Parenting, Relationships | 1 comment

Holiday Traditions

What holiday memories do you have from your childhood?  They are likely tied to family traditions.  When I was growing up, my family lived far away from our extended family members, so we were almost always traveling on Christmas Day.  So unlike many of my friends, whose grandparents, aunts, and uncles all lived nearby, we didn’t have the tradition of waking up at home on Christmas morning, opening presents, then heading for brunch at my grandparents’ house.  Instead, we sometimes had “Christmas morning” (in other words, the opening of gifts from Santa– I mean, my parents) on an...

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