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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You Won't Remember

You Won’t Remember

You won’t remember. You won’t remember how after three other births I still had two false labor alarms with you, my fourth, because I was…

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For What It's Worth: The Crucible

For What It’s Worth: The Crucible

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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From the Shelf: Angry Conversations With God by Susan E. Isaacs

From the Shelf: Angry Conversations With God by Susan E. Isaacs

For three years at least once a week and sometimes more I made the one and a half hour drive both ways to Knoxville for…

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For What It's Worth: Perpetual Problems

For What It’s Worth: Perpetual Problems

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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Shoving Things in Drawers

Shoving Things in Drawers

There is something that gets my mother blood boiling in seconds. Clothes shoved in drawers. Even as I write it I realize that it is…

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For What It's Worth: Parenting, Empathy, and Redirecting

For What It’s Worth: Parenting, Empathy, and Redirecting

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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