Forgiveness: Challenging Myths

Forgiveness is a topic I find myself talking with a lot of people about due to a lot of misconceptions. We hold onto a lot of beliefs about forgiveness that lead to us feeling not ready to forgive someone who has wronged us. It can lead to us holding onto a lot of anger that…

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Make a Choice

Which Choice is right? When we are faced with choices, it can be difficult to know what to do and where to go. What will each choice lead to? This can be overwhelming even when the choice is something small and not all that important, like ordering from a menu. But it can be even…

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Self Care is NOT Selfish

We’ve all felt that pull to take care of other people or work responsibilities or anything other than ourselves and the idea of stopping for just a moment to take care of our own needs feels bad or even wrong. We are taught to believe that taking time for ourselves is selfish and taking that…

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A Parent’s Guide To Talking About Tragedy

How can I help my children understand tragedy? In the age of social media, 24/7 news coverage, and YouTube, many parents and adults that care about children, find themselves struggling with how to help their children understand tragedy and process events to which they are exposed. Frankly, it’s hard to know what to say when…

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My Child Just Can’t Manage His Emotions!

What do I Do with My Child’s Emotions? If you’re a parent or have children in your life in any capacity, you know how hard it can be for them manage their emotions. As the adults in their lives, we have the unique and important task of helping them understand what they are feeling and…

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What is EMDR for Trauma? How Can It Help Me?

What Is Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy for Trauma? No, It’s NOT Hypnosis! So, What Is EMDR? EMDR for trauma is a type of psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of trauma or adversities such as issues of abuse, bullying, domestic violence, grief, abandonment,…

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