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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]

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]

GotG2: Best Father’s Day Movie in the Galaxy

GotG2: Best Father’s Day Movie in the Galaxy

“Father’s Day is hopefully a time when the culture says, ‘This is our moment to look at who our men and boys are.’” – Michael Gurian, Social Philosopher   According to the National Fatherhood Initiative (2017) we have a “Father Crisis” in America that amounts to 24 million children—one out of three—who live without their [Continue]

Sailing Through Stress

Sailing Through Stress

“It’s not stress that kills us, it is our reaction to it.” – Hans Selye, Renowned Stress Researcher Endocrinologist   Stress is like the wind. It is always around us, sometimes heavy, sometimes light. Sometimes we fear it may blow us over. And it can, if we let it. But stress, like wind, can be [Continue]

Keep Failing? You’ve Been Barking Up The Wrong Tree

Keep Failing? You’ve Been Barking Up The Wrong Tree

“Much of what we’ve been told about the qualities that lead to achievement is logical, earnest—and downright wrong.” – Eric Barker, long-time blogger, now author, from his book below A good, ethical counselor knows when to refer. A great counselor knows when to refer someone to Eric Barker. We already checked out his brilliant, science-based [Continue]

C is for Counselor

C is for Counselor

“Search well and be wise, nor believe that self-willed pride will ever be better than good counsel.” – Aeschylus, ancient Greek Tragedian   April is Counseling Awareness Month! As such, I’d thought I’d do an assignment that I often give to my clients—taking their name or their profession and using each letter to describe their [Continue]

Counseling Physics: Boom, not Bust

Counseling Physics: Boom, not Bust

“Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.” – Archimedes   The American Heritage Medical Dictionary says that a therapist is “a person who specializes in psychotherapy” and Webster’s Dictionary says a counselor is someone “who gives guidance or advice.” But for those [Continue]

Work Sucks!

Work Sucks!

  “Oh, you hate your job? Why didn’t you say so? There’s a support group for that. It’s called EVERYBODY, and they meet at the bar.” – Drew Carey, Comedian It’s Friday! The joyous finish line of the work week, harbinger of weekend bliss when we can turn our broken backs on the toil and [Continue]

Flying Anchors: Balanced Connectivity

Flying Anchors: Balanced Connectivity

“Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken.” – Warren Buffett, Investor Many of us will be reading this article on a smartphone or tablet rather than on a desktop PC. The days of being tied down by Ethernet cables are behind us. We are always [Continue]

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