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Courage

Oh To Be Like Alice!

"I give myself very good advice, but I very seldom follow it".  This is one of my favorite quotes from Alice In Wonderland.  It is a very special quote because it rings true in several areas of my life.

As a therapist I don't really give advice.  I like to think that I work as a guide to help people discover positive solutions and make the best decisions for themselves.  My motto...
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Coping

Anxiety? Oh No, Not Me

I was convinced I was dying.  As a matter of fact, there was no way you could convince me otherwise.  Oddly I accepted my fate and whispered to my husband "call 911, I'm dying".  I was sweating profusely, I could feel my heartbeat in my neck and my pulse echoed in my ears.  I couldn't breathe, my face felt weird, my hands were numb, and I was shaking like a leaf.  EMS arrived...
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Coping

Letting Go of Unrealistic Expectations

A few months ago a very good friend of mine said to me, "the majority of your frustrations are due to your unrealistic expectations."  I didn't know how to feel about her statement.  There I sat venting to her about the frustrations of my life, waiting for her to co-sign on my misery, and that's what she gave me.  I have to admit that it stung a little, but I slowly began to...
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Courage

Just Say NO… It’s Okay

We have all experienced a moment where we have been approached by a friend, co-worker, or maybe even a spouse and asked to do something we really didn't feel like doing.   We've also had those moments where instead of saying no, we've smiled and responded with the dreaded "yes".  So why do we have difficulties telling others no when we don't feel like doing something? 

The Golden Rule Effect

Many of us were instructed at a...
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Courage

To Have The Courage of Babies

Yesterday I sat in awe, watching the adventures of my soon-to-be one year old daughter.  I sat back and reflected on how much she has grown in the last year and how independent she’s become.

It began with her morning feeding. I watched her feed herself and become frustrated with my efforts to help. That afternoon, we played with her blocks and as I’d build a tower, she’d knock it down and reconstruct it to...
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