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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Mental Illness Awareness Week

Mental Illness Awareness Week

This first full week of October marks Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW).  Since 1990, when Congress made this event official, MIAW has been a national campaign to raise awareness of mental illness. Mental illness deserves our attention more than just one week out of the year; however, this week serves as a useful reminder that

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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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