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The Unseen Wounds of Verbal Abuse

“It is not the bruises on the body that hurt. It is the wounds of the heart and the scars on the mind.”  ~ Aisha Mirza When the topic of abuse comes up, we typically think of hitting, punching, pushing, hurting, harming, black eyes and bruised bodies–the physical. Yet, there are other forms of abuse

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neuroplasticity and addiction recovery

Neuroplasticity and Addiction Recovery

“Our brains renew themselves throughout life to an extent previously not thought possible.” ~Michael S. Gazzanica The human brain is incredibly complex.  I recently wrote a blog post about the brain’s amazing ability to “learn new tricks.” I simply explained how synapses form new neural pathways, which leads to patterns and habits, and eventually forms

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Are You Aware of Your Mental Health?

“The experience I have had is that once you start talking about [your mental health struggles], you realize that actually you’re part of quite a big club.” — Prince Harry I love talking about mental health and I find it quite helpful and needful to talk about mental health with my clients, colleagues, friends and

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Kindness: Food for the Heart, Soul, and Mind

“A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees.” – Amelia Earhart Around Christmastime, my friend went through the Chick-fil-A drive-thru and the car in front of her paid for her order. So she paid for the car behind her. The cashier told her

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Consent: What does it really mean?

“NO. Is a complete sentence.” ~ Anne Lamott I recently had a male client tell me that something had happened to him on a date and he had a hard time putting it into words. He was embarrassed to talk about it and said he felt yucky even just thinking about it. As he slowly

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How to Get Kids to Talk

“The best inheritance a parent can give his children is a few minutes of his time each day.”  ~O. A. Battista Have you ever wished that your child would open up more  to you? Like really open up to you? The highs, the lows, friends, school, drama, life, goals, problems, choices…all of it. You are

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Neuroplasticity: Your Brain Can Learn New Tricks

“Any man could, if he were so inclined, be the sculptor of his own brain.”  ~Santiago Ramon Y Cajal Long story short, the human brain is amazing. When you were little, you had to learn how to walk. You fell down a bunch of times and probably bonked your head on stuff, but eventually you

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Kindness heals unseen wounds

Kindness Makes a Difference

“Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind.” ― Henry James Recently, I was having an “off day” where I was ruminating about personal family matters as well as troubling world events. I was in my own

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Celebrating and Embracing Diversity

“The Beauty of the world lies in the diversity of its people.” ~Unknown I have a neighbor who has surprised me. On the surface, I assumed she was a lot like me: a white, American woman of similar age with two little boys. Since becoming her friend, however, I have learned a great deal about

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Prioritizing Your Unromantic Relationships This Valentine’s Day

“We loved with a love that was more than love.” – Edgar Allan Poe Valentine’s Day is almost here. Typically, around this time of year, we hear all about how to better our intimate relationships and focus on our lovers. While the romantic aspect is fun and super important around this time of year, I

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Finding Stillness in the Commotion

“Stillness is where creativity and solutions are found.” -Meister Eckhart According to the World Health Organization, mental wellness is defined as “a state of well-being in which an individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution

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A Therapist’s Tips for Finding the Right Therapist for YOU

“Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful parts of us.” ~ David Richo Not more than a decade ago, going to therapy had a negative stigma attached to it; it was something that people did not share or talk about. As time has passed and we have evolved, therapy has become

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