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Six Word Autumn 2017

Six Word Autumn 2017

  “Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons.” – Jim Bishop, Journalist   The seasons change and the six word story challenge returns. We can feel it; the air becomes crisp, the winds blow. The earth itself seems to nestle in, growing sleepy and thoughtful. It is our time for [Continue]

Our Endless Resources

Our Endless Resources

  “The human mind is our most fundamental resource.” – John, F. Kennedy, President Some weeks, some days—some moments, even—are exhausting. Perhaps we’re feeling that right now. Exhaustion could have occurred as a willing and worth-while gift of our efforts, or as a sudden draw from an already dry well of willpower. Perhaps what we [Continue]

Ecotherapy: A View of the Field from a Natural Expert

Ecotherapy: A View of the Field from a Natural Expert

“The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quite alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature. [Continue]

Ecotherapy: The New, Ancient Path to Wellness in Wilderness

Ecotherapy: The New, Ancient Path to Wellness in Wilderness

    This should be “… of enormous interest for everyone concerned with the future of our species – environmentalists and legislators, industrialists and educators, you and me. Its message should become part of Western thought.” – Jane Goodal, Anthropologist, On the subject of Ecopsychology   Let’s imagine ourselves smelling the sweet loam of a [Continue]

Game of Thrones in Family Therapy

Game of Thrones in Family Therapy

  “Game of Thrones makes me happy I’m not that close with my family.” – Anonymous (for obvious reasons)   Winter is here, Game of Thrones fans, and with that stress the great families of Westeros face change and face each other. With the intrigue, incest, murder and betrayal—and also the honor, loyalty sacrifice and [Continue]

The Outdoor Restore

The Outdoor Restore

  “I go to nature to be soothed, healed and to have my senses put in tune once more.” – John Burroughs, Essayist Summer air has begun crisping these last few mornings. The call to camp has come, stirring a longing for bonfires, sleeping under canvas and waking to crickets. And why not? We’ve read [Continue]

Best. Summer. Ever.

Best. Summer. Ever.

  “Some of the best memories are made in flip flops.” – Kellie Elmore, Writer “Before we know it, summer will be gone. And with it will go the many opportunities that it brings. The radiant sunlight, beautiful beaches and outdoor cooking…and underlying these elements are opportunities to boost the way we think and feel” [Continue]

Our Wolf’s Bounty

Our Wolf’s Bounty

“Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.” – Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart   Be positive. It’s on bumper stickers, T-shirts, posters and on television. As such, [Continue]

Six Word Summit

Six Word Summit

“I can give you a six-word formula for success: Think things through – then follow through.” – Edward Rickenbacker, WWI American Fighter Ace and Medal of Honor recipient.   We’ve extoled the virtues of Six Word Stories as a way to memorialize, reflect upon and process the powerful moments of life for the last five [Continue]

A Wordless Farewell

A Wordless Farewell

“I can remember the frustration of not being able to talk. I knew what I wanted to say, but I could not get the words out, so I would just scream.” – Temple Grandin, Professor with Autism   In Wordless, we discussed ways to do therapy with non-verbal individuals. In Beyond Words we looked toward [Continue]

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