November: A Month of Gratitude

November: A Month of Gratitude

“Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.” ~Eckhart Tolle This November, we’re choosing to focus on gratitude. November seems like a perfect time, and not just because of the American practice of celebrating Thanksgiving. As Dr. Sarah and I have mentioned in previous posts (here and […]

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The College Series: A Simple Strategy To Survive College For First Year Students

Dear New College Student: Congrats! You have made it through that magical, frustrating experience that is high school and are headed off to college! Here is a simple strategy to survive college: Take It Slow Didn’t see that one coming? I know. I’m sure everyone in your life is telling you that “these will be the […]

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The College Series: Letting Go. Four Things Every Parent Needs To Practice When Their Student Leaves For College

Letting Go For the last 18 years or so, a main part of your identity has been about being a parent. You’ve been known as “Emily’s mom.” Your days have been structured around your child’s schedule: what time school begins, what lunch needs they have, what time you have to get to practice, and what groceries […]

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The Wounded Healer

During my early years in graduate school the faculty encouraged us to engage in our own self-exploration and therapy. I knew this was a good idea. I even tried to find a therapist, but I ran into one big problem. The more I knew about the therapeutic process the more difficult it was to find […]

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