Category Archives: Life

Family stories can help us figure out who we are, how we want to live our lives in the face of adversity and how to view hurtful events in different ways

By Michelle Scheu November is Family Stories Month. What is a family story? A family story is one that has been handed down through the generations documenting the history of your family. I am very lucky that the religious heritage … Continue reading

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By Elizabeth Wine Ahhh….election season – campaign signs, ads, mailers and phone messages galore. This is when we see mud-slinging at its finest. This season can be draining due to all the negative comments and tense discussions. Politics can be … Continue reading

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What are you reading right now?

By Laurie Moffitt, guest blogger When I find myself feeling completely overwhelmed, tired and stressed out by life, I like to curl up on the couch with a book. One of my favorite pastimes is reading. I love the feel … Continue reading

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Get back on the horse!

By Elizabeth Wine One of my passions outside of work is horseback riding. When I was in high school riding was major extracurricular activity and I enjoyed jumping competitions. As an adult, I find riding to be a great source … Continue reading

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Lifespan Integration: Taking control of your unwanted thoughts and memories

By Jeanine Jantz Have you been to therapy and continued to have the same undesired responses to situations as before therapy? Tired of talking about past events and still being plagued by unwanted thoughts and memories popping into your head? … Continue reading

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I promise to play more in 2014, how about you?

By Laurie Moffitt I am a worker, I always have been. At some point, I learned that people value work, life is serious and a person of value is a person of accomplishment. Today, I no longer believe that accomplishment … Continue reading

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In a complicated world, sometimes simple IS better

By Michelle Scheu January 18 is National Winnie-the-Pooh Day!  Pooh, although filled with fluff, had many insightful thoughts to share through author A.A. Milne.  In a complicated world, sometimes simple IS better. On kindness: “A little Consideration, a little Thought … Continue reading

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Suggestions to help you get through the grief process

This is the second post in a series on GRIEF by Laurie Moffitt. When walking through grief, it is very important to be kind to yourself. It may take some time before you start feeling like yourself again. There is … Continue reading

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Can you be an observer without comparing or judging?

This is part of a series on MINDFULNESS by Laurie Moffitt. This can be a difficult concept to grasp and practice. Most people have a stream of thoughts running through their heads most of the time. This stream often contains harsh, … Continue reading

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I’m leaving for out-of-state college tomorrow, how I’m dealing with the transition

Transitions are an inevitable part of life – at some point all of us have to change some major aspect of our lives and when that happens we tend to get stressed. At least I do. This year I’m facing … Continue reading

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