Gratitude Heals

  I’m sending you blessings as Thanksgiving is almost here in the USA. I wanted to write about how important gratitude is, especially if there are things in your life that make it hard to be grateful sometimes. I sat down to write, and I kept coming back to an amazing and encouraging post by […]

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Healthy Holiday Expectations

Healthy Holiday Expectations kimfredrickson.com

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, so I wanted to share some helpful holiday expectations with you today. Just so you know, it is normal to have a mixture of feelings as the Holidays approach. We all know the positives – Yummy food, meaningful religious celebrations, decorations, beauty of the lights, special moments with family and friends, […]

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Reclaim a Part of Yourself

Do you ever feel like you’ve lost a part of yourself? Do you sometime not recognize yourself, and wonder where you went? You are not alone. The difficulties of life, necessary adjustments, and demands on you from a variety of sources can diminish parts of you, or push them to the side. The good news […]

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Fight for Yourself

Kim Fredrickson shares how important it is to fight for what you need. She gives practical steps to help you advocate for yourself as a compassionate friend www.kimfredrickson.com

Fight for Yourself What did you think when you read, “Fight for Yourself”?     Probably a lot of different responses!   Scared – Fight is a dangerous word No Way – I can’t, don’t know how, I’m not supposed to Yeah! – That’s right, I will, what she said! Confused – Huh? What does […]

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Give Yourself Time

Give Yourself Time I apologize for not posting for quite a while…I was giving myself time as I’ve been going through a lot of transitions lately. A few weeks ago I was speaking at my Retirement Party put on by Western Seminary, Sacramento. They hosted this lovely party for area therapists and my past students. […]

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Take Time to Recharge

We All Need Time to Recharge Yes it’s true…we often give so much out at work, at home, with life, with children, with parents, at church…you fill in the rest. We need to recharge. Part of being kind and compassionate with yourself involves taking care of yourself in the ways you need. This has two […]

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Befriend Your Flaws!

  I don’t know about you, but I had plenty of opportunities to experience my flaws over the last few weeks. I won’t share all of them, but here’s my most public one… We usually send about 100 Christmas cards every other year. I didn’t get to them last year with all my health upheavals, […]

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Take a Risk!

  Last week I shared a post called “Seize the Moment.” I had just gotten back from a 4-day trip to Austin TX celebrating our son’s graduation with a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Texas, Austin. This experience reminded me of how short life is, and how important it is to seize the […]

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Don’t Give Up!

  I was praying about what to share this week, and it came to me this morning – Don’t Give Up Yes…I was once again putting up lights outside over the weekend. You see…there is a big gap between the red, white and blue lights of Memorial Day and Fourth of July, and that is […]

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Listen to Your Heart

I had a wonderful experience last week. My former Jr. High Choir Director, Roy and his wife Paula, drove up from the Fresno area (about 200 miles) to visit with me. He did what I am encouraging all of us to do: Listen to Your Heart.   Now the amazing thing is that Roy found […]

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