Let Go

Let Go

I turn 40 tomorrow. I had a friend ask me the other night what I had learned in my 20’s and 30’s. I struggled to…

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Underground Battles

Underground Battles

A few people I know have recently sworn off various social media sites. Not a bad decision. I certainly have entertained the idea…especially during the…

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The Anorexic Soul

The Anorexic Soul

Several months ago, at the prompting of a friend, I started attending a local boot camp type of daily exercise class. Its actual name: Burn…

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Deeper and Truer

Deeper and Truer

The inauguration is taking place. I am not watching. Instead, I am writing. To be writing again feels like my own tiny act of defiance….

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Secure Enough to Explore

Secure Enough to Explore

Middle school. MIDDLE SCHOOL. I have heard adults look back and bemoan their experiences…and dread these years for their own children. The more my time…

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About That Picture

About That Picture

I took this picture today after my daughter rode her new electric scooter for the first time. Isn’t it a sweet picture? It was a…

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Arms Tired, Feet in the Mud

Arms Tired, Feet in the Mud

This post is for anyone with arms tired, feet in the mud. My first session with clients includes some pretty basic, standard protocol. I let…

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The Best of Times, The Worst of Times: Adolescence...In Our Kids and In Ourselves

The Best of Times, The Worst of Times: Adolescence…In Our Kids and In Ourselves

Ah…adolescence. It is the best of times and the worst of times (sometimes all in the same day). It is a frenzied time of creativity,…

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Comparative Love and Things I Am Trying Not to Say to My Kids

Comparative Love and Things I Am Trying Not to Say to My Kids

At the risk of sounding creepy I want to let you know that I watch people pretty closely. I know that I have a lot…

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The Courage to Start Again

The Courage to Start Again

This past summer we celebrated my daughter Hillary’s second birthday and one of my other children decided to make her a gift. The gift was…

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Playing the Strings

Playing the Strings

***Parallel Processing Parallel process is a clinical term used to describe the common occurrence in therapy when the therapist’s own experience is reflected in the…

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Clouds

Clouds

I am standing in my bathroom getting ready for church like I do every Sunday, but today is not just every Sunday. Today is a…

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Playing in the Not Knowing

Playing in the Not Knowing

I am in the front yard of what I have called home for years and years and I am lighting up sparklers. I light up…

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The Kindergarten Crazies

The Kindergarten Crazies

Watching your child start kindergarten is tough. If your child has been home since birth this stretch of time away from family can seem terrifying….

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For What It's Worth: Self-Soothing

For What It’s Worth: Self-Soothing

Therapy is way more than a toolbox of intervention.  Information alone cannot replace professional help. However, information can be very powerful.  So, for what it’s…

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