Perspective Taking for Problem Solving

It’s hard to understand how a 5 year old can feel stressed or why a teen can be so upset about the breakup of a month long relationship. Sometimes we wonder why it’s so hard for a teacher to understand that your child is trying to start his work, but he needs a few seconds […]

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Things I Want to Break Up with in 2019

We have lots of relationships, mostly with people. But we also have relationships with things, habits, thoughts, and emotions. Like all relationships, they can have varying levels of health. I like to believe I have a healthier relationship with my self-esteem than I did in high school. I am better at not basing my self-esteem […]

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Curiosity…Killed Your Judgment? An Approach You Can Use to Combat Information Overload, Take Action, and Make Decisions

We’re a generation of information seekers. We hear something interesting and immediately Google, set alerts and throw out polls to gather more data. I’m completely guilty of this, and it’s something I have to continually monitor. I can easily lose hours, lost in rabbit holes of unplanned learning, driven by child-like curiosity. Yet sometimes, I’ve […]

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Forget Resolutions, Pick a Word to Take You Through the New Year

New Year’s Resolutions are motivational and inspiring, but for the most part they never even make it to February. Ironically, it’s because we’re setting ourselves up for failure from the get-go. Forget New Year’s Resolutions. Scrap that long list of goals you won’t remember a few weeks from now anyways! Choose just ONE word. One […]

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To the Parent Not in the Room

I work with children; therefore I also work with parents. Often, because of the realities of work schedules and managing multiple responsibilities in a family, only one parent comes to a session at a time. And that’s ok, but for those parents not in the room, I want you to understand the many ways in […]

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3 Habits That Make the Holiday Season Stressful and How to Break Them

The holiday season is quickly approaching, and along with it, stress that can come from those last minute holiday shopping trips at crowded malls, overspending, or overindulging in holiday treats. Sometimes it gets so overwhelming, we even give up on what we want for ourselves altogether. Tis the season for regret. Life is demanding without […]

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