married couple

I just read an article by John Gottman in the Washington Post (Marriage Myths) about 5 things many people believe… but are untrue about marriage, click on the link if you want to read the whole article. Untruth #1 – Common Interests keep you together “It is not what you do but how you interact…

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truama and low grade stress

I just finished listening to a podcast interviewing Dr. Bruce Perry, the topic was about the possibility of childhood trauma and long term low grade childhood stress producing the same effects. If you would like to listen to the entire podcast please click on the link. Let me summarize the first part of the interview…

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for better for worse

I don’t know about you, but it seems to me emotions are all over the place in these uncertain times. Some people are not comfortable expressing their feelings and others do not even know what they are feeling. It is true that change is an inevitable part of life but sometimes we are not ready…

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child trauma covid mask

I just finished reading the Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Family Cope With the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) authored by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN). The article addressed many child trauma coronavirus concerns, including physical, social and emotional. I encourage you to read the entire article but I am going to write this blog…

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therapy dog Courage

A Counselors Best Friend It was a sad day earlier this week when our beloved therapy dog “Courage” passed away. Courage was close to 15 years old (which is old for a dog) but far too early for us. He was a fixture at the Center until he retired about 4 years ago. He could…

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