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December 3, 2020
The Screen and Your Brain

It seems as though there has been a great deal of conversation around avoidance behaviors and dissociation lately and their terrible impacts.   Dissociation and Avoidance... Friend or Foe? First, everyone dissociates and avoids.  When a person makes the same trip over and over again (for example the drive from work to home), their brain makes a […]

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November 19, 2020
"Call the Midwife"

I can’t remember exactly what drew me to this series.  Maybe is it because I really like London and usually really enjoy period movies.  And initially, I couldn’t figure out what made me keep watching.  There is a simplicity and honesty to it that does not exist in most of the stuff that is available these days. There […]

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November 5, 2020
Lessons from "The Vow"

Though I have been trying to be mindful of watching a lot less TV and staring at screens for any longer than necessary, there have been a couple of things in the last few months that I just felt drawn to watch.  I don’t remember how I came upon “The Vow” but it definitely caught my […]

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October 22, 2020
Goodbyes Suck.

When I sat down to write this, I couldn't help but think of the Boyz II Men song... Goodbyes are difficult but they are important. We've all said goodbye to people, places and things. Goodbyes can be uncomfortable and I feel as though people are starting to avoid anything and everything that makes them uncomfortable […]

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October 8, 2020
The Terminator...

There are A LOT of reasons to end therapy; you don’t click with your therapist, you have to move out of state, you feel as though you’ve met your goals, etc.  In a year when we have all had to say a lot of good-byes, I thought now was as good a time as any to […]

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September 17, 2020
Can I Get a Little Help?

Man, I hate asking for help! Don't you? Especially, this year. It seems like in 2020, we are all working as hard as humanly possible to both blame each other for everything and not bother anyone for anything. Last month a hacker took over my website. I was not special, thousands of sites including […]

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September 3, 2020
Words Kill lists the definition of vulnerability as “capable of or susceptible to being wounded or hurt, as by a weapon.”  I had a professor in grad school say “that fists don’t hurt like words; words kill.”  To be human is to be vulnerable but we work very hard at becoming impervious to attack.   Why do we work […]

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August 27, 2020
Quarantine Survival Strategies for Work

Like most of you, I struggled a lot in the first couple of weeks of quarantine with work. Today, we are going to explore some strategies that have worked for me and others. Put it away. At the end of each work day, I put it all away. Even if I work from home that […]

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August 13, 2020
Quarantine Survival Strategies for Home

As 2020, and COVID drag on it is important to be patient with ourselves, our families and our neighbors.  This month, we are going to look at simple strategies that are meant to help you feel a little less crazy this year.  Shhhhhh….  It’s quiet time. It may sound simplistic but how often do you turn all […]

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