No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow

No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow

Its finally spring! Change is inevitable and the only constant in our Universe. If there was no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we had not known adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome. Renewal , rebuilding, and regrowth are bound to follow the disasters, calamities, epidemics, or pandemics of the world

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Happy (Pandemic) New Year?

Happy (Pandemic) New Year?

“A year ago this was our last normal week and nobody knew it.” I saw this meme going around social media and had to pause for a minute and reflect. It is a strange feeling to know that almost a year ago, our entire world changed. I remember those first few weeks, how eerie it

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People-Pleasers: Make Space for Yourselves!

People-Pleasers: Make Space for Yourselves!

It’s a frequent refrain in my therapy office: “I’m a people-pleaser.” Clients say this to me all the time, often by way of explaining their willingness to sacrifice their own well-being for that of others — even sometimes for people with whom they barely have a relationship. Sometimes, it’s almost said with pride: “I like

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Boundaries

Boundaries

Boundaries Create Deep and Meaningful Relationships “An intimate relationship is one in which neither party silences, sacrifices, or betrays the self.  Each party expresses strength and vulnerability, weakness and competence in a balanced way.” Harriet Lerner Setting and maintaining healthy boundaries can be overwhelming and uncomfortable.  It requires knowing oneself and valuing one’s...

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Vulnerability Hangovers

Vulnerability Hangovers

Think of a time when you had a conversation that left you feeling raw, open, and exposed. That kind of feeling that you sense in your gut, not just in your mind. Vulnerability is where your truest thoughts and feelings come from. It takes practice and resilience to be in a vulnerable state without your

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Be a Little More in 2021

Be a Little More in 2021

*This post first appeared in January 2019, and was updated and reposted in January 2021.* Greetings, blog readers! From all of us at Lindsey Hoskins & Associates, Happy New Year! I think many of us are thrilled to see the end of 2020, and I hope that you are finding ways to be hopeful about

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Gift Ideas to Connect

Gift Ideas to Connect

It is that time of year that calls to mind memories of gatherings with friends and family around holiday celebrations. Any other year our schedules may be nearly overfull of parties, shopping, school plays, and religious services. This year is turning out to be quite different. For some, this means a quieter time of reflection

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Gottman’s Four Horsemen

Gottman’s Four Horsemen

It’s hard to believe we are in the last month of 2020; we have almost “made it” through this difficult year!  I, like most of you, have spent most of my time at home with my family. I am very grateful for this extra time together, in part because it has given me the opportunity

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Reflections on Leadership

Reflections on Leadership

It’s amazing how impactful good leadership can be when we live in a world where there’s so much chaos. We’re currently living through a pandemic, an election, and a holiday season right around the corner. When we’re unsure of where to focus or how to proceed, we look to the leaders for some direction. We’ve

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Seven Daily Habits to Reduce Stress

Seven Daily Habits to Reduce Stress

2020 has brought with it a host of added stressors to our daily living. We are not just sending our kids to school, we are sending them with masks knowing they could come home with a deadly virus. We are trying to help them learn from home when they are not used to having us

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