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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Marathons and Three Hour Matches in the Hot Sun

Marathons and Three Hour Matches in the Hot Sun

When I was a teenager I played tennis…a LOT of tennis. My tennis matches against players at about my level were notoriously long as were…

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I Wish For You Tears

I Wish For You Tears

I wrote this short post in January of this year (2014). I never posted it because I have been in a bit of a blogging…

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Rise to the Top

Rise to the Top

There are a few days each year when Jon and I both have almost completely “off” from our work responsibilities. Most of what I do…

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Taking The 20/80 Fallacy To Task

Taking The 20/80 Fallacy To Task

Tears. “Mama, they ALL think that…” “Who is ‘they’” “Well…mmm…him…and…well, all of them!” “So, this ‘him’…what did he say?” “He said…” “And, that makes you…

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