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26
Aug
2014

Developing Healthy Body Image

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selfimage

{archive from 2011} As parents, and especially as Moms, we are champion protectors.  Like a Mama Bird guarding her eggs, we protect our little chicks day in and day out.  We heed recall warnings, rid our homes of BPA laced sippy cups, follow the data on how often and where our babies should sleep – […]

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22
Jul
2014

Feelings, God, Me and the Isrealites

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Feelings, God, Me and the Isrealites

The other day I was paying the bills and licking the envelopes (yes I am old fashioned and still write checks) and they just weren’t staying closed.  As my tongue grew raw and my patience grew thin, my son noticed I was upset and asked what was wrong.  “I can’t get the envelopes to stay […]

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how are you

I often tell my clients that the million-dollar question I am going to ask them every week is as simple as, “How are you?”  These 3 little words pack a lot of punch when you allow them to be answered honestly and with vulnerability.  The answers give us the doorway to your heart and the […]

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18
Nov
2011

When the Holidays Hurt

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holidays

Whether we want to admit it or not the holiday’s are here!  Thanksgiving is less than a week away and Christmas is all around us.  For many people this is a stressful yet exciting time.  The stress usually comes from good things; scheduling parties, shopping for gifts, baking, and making sure that we keep our […]

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21
Oct
2011
virtualworld

The other day I heard someone say, “I am so jealous of so in so, her Facebook status updates are always so glamorous and her life seems full of exotic trips, amazing homemade creations, and countless romantic surprises by her husband…my life will never be like that!”  I am sure you have been privy to […]

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lemon

Is this a little different than the common phrase you might be used to about making something good out of something hard (or sour for that matter?)  It might be for you, but as a therapist I want to let you know that you don’t have to be there right away.  If life has recently […]

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20
Jul
2011

Body Image After Baby

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momandbaby

The closet is staring at me and I am staring back.  We have been standing like this for a few minutes now.  The closet is passive and silent and I am feeling the anger in my blood rise.  I think the closet mocks me.  “None of my contents will fit you the way you want […]

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 I have two small children, boys no less, and they LOVE our trips to Target.  It’s not that they love a good deal or the thrill of finding a cute pair of shoes while crossing things like diaper rash cream off our list; no, they come for the fruit snacks. You see I have inadvertently […]

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