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Friendship

Friendship. You probably know the old saying, you can’t pick your family, but you can pick your friends.

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Grief is a Journey

Grief usually kicks in at any loss, big or small — a broken dish, the death of a pet, or the loss of a loved one. Processing these feelings is a journey. It can be done alone or better, with others. Locking away the feelings arising from a loss can contribute to health problems and a shortened life.

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Bullying

Bullying can take several forms: insults, shaming, threats, identity attacks, disrespect, unwanted contact, betrayals. These can happen to individuals or groups, personally, regionally, nationally, or internationally.

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It’s Abuse

Abuse: What does it look like?

Abuse happens on all levels:

  • individual,
  • community,
  • regional,
  • national, and
  • international
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Plant a Tree

Driving around town, it fascinates me to see which areas have trees. It seems that more prosperous areas have more and bigger trees. In the summer, driving under a canopy of trees is so much cooler – and more beautiful – than in a tree desert.

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Tired of Being Tired?

Are you feeling tired, even when you wake up? Do you need more naps? Maybe you’re misplacing things more often. Are you irritable and lethargic? Having trouble sleeping?

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Lonely? Reach Out.

During these days of COVID, it’s easy to become solitary and lonely. But those old tried and true ways to communicate are still available.

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Working at Home

Find More Happiness While Working at Home

Most of us know that working at home can result in depression and increased stress. I’d like to share some ways to improve your home working environment from a BBC article.

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Home for the Holidays

‘Tis the season to be jolly.

For those of us who are fortunate enough to actually have family, it’s time to get together. You’ll put up with Aunt Tillie’s unfiltered comments about everything from your attitude to your clothing, listen to pontifications by the patriarch, and eat that same ole tofu salad that your sister brings every year. You’ll experience dead silence when Uncle Sam’s name is mentioned – he’s still in jail. You’ll get to hear the cherished stories, be in the warm glow of family, and enjoy traditions passed down from generation to generation. You love them, even those who are rather odd. They’re family. … Oh, I forgot.

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Therapy in a Pandemic

When the isolation began this year, many clients stopped coming for therapy because they didn’t know that teletherapy was available. Because I am a medical provider, clients could still come to the office if they chose to, while maintaining social distancing. When the pandemic became more widespread, my doctor advised I wear a mask in face-to-face sessions. I provide antiseptic, and I spray client areas between sessions.

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