Recent Observations on Courage

As a psychologist, I have a special bird’s eye view of courage. Through my clients I get to see how resilient people really are and what the human spirit endures. So here goes…..courage is: Starting over when the one you...
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Tips for Surviving and Enjoying the Holidays

The holidays can be rough. Besides all those sugary goodies and music, there are parties, presents, and people to deal with – some we like and others we dislike. How to get through it all, you’re asking? Take it one...
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So, you’re getting divorced…

Coping with the fallout from divorce is one of the most stressful events we can experience. Keep your cool! Communicate as openly and honestly as you can with your spouse. Your kids need for you to be compassionate and to...
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Moving is Emotional!

Coping with the many facets of moving to a new location can be tough. Allow yourself time to grieve the things you left behind as you create a new sense of place. Anticipate and expect the challenge of meeting new...
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Fatigue is Exhausting!

Coping with the fatigue associated with chronic illness Pace yourself: listen to your body, rest when you are tired, learn to slow down and not overdo. Set boundaries: it is okay to say no to others, to ask for help,...
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Grieving the Loss of a Pet

Coping with the loss of a beloved pet can be difficult. For some, our pets are like our children and are an important part of the family. The passing of a pet can be as difficult as losing human loved...
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Worry: A Trick of the Mind

Do you ever find yourself caught up in “what if” or “why” or “if only” thoughts? If so, you might just be worrying. Worry often tricks us into thinking that we are problem solving. We spin out worry thoughts that...
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Empowered Women: The Magic of the Group Experience

It has been about a month since the Women’s Empowerment Group ended. As I reflect back on it, I am reminded of the magic of the group experience. As the group leader, it is an amazing journey to observe and...
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The UN-selfishness of Self-Care

Self-care is selfish, right? Doing things to take care of you makes you self-centered. It means you cannot do all the other things on your to-do list. It means your children/parents/spouse/work are going to have to take a backseat. It...
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Enjoy Today

Go for a walk....
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Just for today….

Just for today…. Breathe. Be gentle with the words you say to yourself. Choose healthy things to eat. Walk somewhere in nature. Surround yourself with people you love. Do one thing at a time. Practice patience with yourself. Be grateful...
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