Guest Blog: Gretchen Manes M.Ed,. M.S., LPC-Intern
Each human being has an internal desire to obtain wellness. This is particularly true for children, who are developing a self-concept and communicating their state of well-being through their behaviors every day. When children “act out” behaviorally, their actions are often the catalyst that brings children and parents into [...]

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As I fumbled through some old files one evening, cleaning up my home office, I ran across a journal of quotes I started in 1994. (Ok, yes, I had quite a stack of books and papers I was going through.) I opened the journal, and right there on the first page was a quote that [...]

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Guest Blog by Jenny Wang, M.A., LPC
It was the middle of a difficult freshman year of college, and I found myself waiting in my lawyer’s office for the deposition to begin. I had been dreading this for weeks, so I called my most trusted confidant to pass the time. Finally, I was called in to [...]

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I pride myself on being able to control myself fairly well with my kids, even so much as to say I have never “punished” them and I rarely use the word “discipline” because of its negative connotation of control. That is, until this weekend when I thought I might come absolutely, 100% unglued at the [...]

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This week, tragedy happened in a neighboring town. A young boy was killed by two friends over a girl they were both dating, apparently.
The more I think about this, the more heartbroken I become. I am reminded how much heartache there is really in the world. Let’s think about this…. these little boys were attached [...]

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