Posts Categorized: Seniors

How to be Available for Friends Experiencing Grief

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In Early 2019 my mom was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Three short months later she would pass away at the young age of 50. Only 6 months earlier my best friend’s mom was diagnosed with ALS which left her in critical care the weekend after Thanksgiving in 2018. Less than a year later […]

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Be the Change You Want to See In Your Communication

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A common issue that I encounter in my work as a counselor is communication problems. Most of the time we think of communication problems being exclusive to couples or marital counseling, but the reality is communication problems can be a factor in all manner of concerns. Having difficulty communicating can be a contributing factor of […]

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Healthy New Year Resolutions

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As the holidays come to an end and the new year approaches, you are probably beginning to make new year resolutions. I like new year resolutions; it’s healthy to explore and reflect on the ways you can be your best self. The good news is that being the best version of yourself doesn’t have to mean […]

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New Year’s Resolutions

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The new calendar year is approaching, and for many this means resolutions! The beginning of a new year often signifies new chances and new opportunities for change and success. For many of us, the process goes something like this: identify a problem or obstacle, set a resolution, plan to stay committed…and then fall of the […]

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How to Balance Connection & Boundaries During the Holiday Season

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The holiday season can be filled with rich and joyous moments full of connection. The holiday season can also be filled with stress and overworking, trying to connect with family and friends and feeling overwhelmed and burdened in the process. Both experiences are common and navigating your holiday season to find a balance between connection […]

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‘Tis the Season for Sensitivity

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While most professions do what they can to wind down as we near closer to Christmas and New Year’s Day, I’ve found myself ratcheting up with client crises here in the counseling world. See, I have the blessing and curse of experiencing daily what often happens behind the scenes from family to family. And, I’ve […]

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Suicide Prevention

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Suicide is an epidemic that has been impacting our nation and community. It’s important to take some time to touch on this difficult topic. A big part of this is learning to be intentional about noticing things in your children and feeling comfortable having conversations with them about these things. It often feels difficult or […]

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Transitions: How to Cope With Change and Set Realistic Expectations and Cope With Transition

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Change is inevitable, in fact they say that the only thing in life that is constant is change. If we pay attention, we can see that even in nature things are constantly changing. The seasons change, the tide changes, and climate changes. Change can be a difficult reality to accept but we have learned that […]

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