Planning a Wedding during a Pandemic

Planning a Wedding during a Pandemic

For many engaged couples, the new year 2020 started off with the excitement of wedding planning and butterflies of anticipation for the hopefully fun-filled events ahead. The pandemic certainly changed many plans and delivered the gut punch of wedding postponement. Reasons for postponing or changing courses entirely were valid, although still painful. To the future

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Sleep, Move, Eat, Touch

Sleep, Move, Eat, Touch

With the start of school this week and next, the “unofficial” start of fall is officially upon us. Normally, this time of year would be filled with the smell of freshly sharpened pencils, the noisy chatter of kids getting on the school bus and navigating the hallways to their new classrooms, and parents adjusting to

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Grace and Gratitude In a Pandemic

Grace and Gratitude In a Pandemic

Parents, Teachers, Employers: We are headed into an unprecedented time in the next 6-10 months as we embark on a school year defined by a pandemic. Sure, we had a few months of emergency distance learning in the Spring but the expectations were much more relaxed than they will be in the fall. If you

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Bipartisan Relationships

Bipartisan Relationships

As we head toward the 2020 election, the buzz of political tension seems to be all around us — on the news, in our social media feeds, and in our day-to-day conversations with friends, family, and colleagues. Not surprisingly, we therapists are hearing more and more about clients’ struggles to communicate productively with those in

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Dandelion, Tulip, or Orchid?

Dandelion, Tulip, or Orchid?

Are You a Dandelion, a Tulip, or an Orchid? Have you ever been told you are too sensitive?  Too often this statement is used as a criticism and you end up feeling weak, flawed, and “less than.” The truth is, being sensitive means you notice things, you care about people’s feelings, and you think deeply

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Curiosity is Key

Curiosity is Key

These past few months of 2020 have been weighing heavily on our world and our society, and we find ourselves with a great opportunity to explore the discomfort that has surfaced. The discomfort can come from a multitude of things, but in any case, the exploration of these uncomfortable parts of ourselves and our world

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The Retelling

The Retelling

I have always loved books. My favorites are those with an unexpected twist of events. I do love fairy tales but not necessarily the standard simplified good versus evil where the demure princess is rescued by an unknown prince. I’m drawn to the retold fairy tales where where the villain becomes the hero and the

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“Serenity now!”

“Serenity now!”

“Serenity now!” That has been the ongoing quarantine joke at our house (my husband enjoys watching old Seinfeld episodes). My husband and I tend to use humor as a coping mechanism these days. Life has changed dramatically over the past few months, and sometimes finding humor in a situation can dissipate frustrations as we learn

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Thriving

Thriving

As we are all aware, this current season is difficult in many ways for each of us. Perhaps you or someone in your family has or has had COVID-19; maybe you or a loved one is an essential worker; some of you have lost your jobs; others are working remotely from home. If you have

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