When Christmas is a Mixed Bag

A couple of weeks ago I couldn’t imagine writing this blog post But here I am…so I thought I’d keep it real. The last two weeks have been mixed – to say the least. Dec 1- 4  We went to So Cal to visit my 93 year-old father who has lung cancer, and my husband’s […]

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Secrets to Getting Through Tough Times: Take a Bigger View of What is Going On

Sometimes it’s so hard to see the big picture It is hard to see the bigger view. This happens not out of selfishness, but because we are struggling, confused, trying to figure out what is happening, and how to respond. This is normal. After a period of time (very different for each person and each […]

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Secrets for Getting Through Tough Times – Part 1: Grieve Well

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  We All Need to Learn How to Grieve Well Last week in my post, What’s My Secret? I shared how important it is to gently allow yourself to accept reality, with the compassionate help of God, yourself and others. That’s not all that helps…we need to learn how to grieve well.  “But, what do […]

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Sometimes Being Special Isn’t so Great!

Sometimes Being Special Isn’t So Great Do you know what I mean? I’m in a season of life where that is true. I especially need to practice self-compassion during this time. I’ve had a full and effective counseling practice for 30 years, have taught at both the college and graduate level, and have been active […]

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