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3 TIPS THAT ARE LIKE SUNSCREEN FOR THE MIND We eat healthfully to maintain our ideal weight. We exercise to achieve good cardiovascular health. We brush and floss to prevent cavities, apply lotion to reduce sun damage, and buckle our seat belts to keep us safe while...read more
Change the story you tell yourself, about yourself Have you ever heard newlyweds tell the story about how they first met? With knowing looks, and sparkling eyes, their excitement almost palpable, they share vivid details about the events that changed their lives...read more
Who Will You Be in 2018? January is such a wonderful month. It’s full of the freshness of a New Year; the excitement of new goals to accomplish and the anticipation of experiences yet to be had. It’s a time to plan for what’s coming next and a time to reflect on what...read more
How to access crisis stabilization in your area The holidays are upon us and along with the joy and cheer of the holiday season comes the added stress, anxiety, and the multitude of social interactions that only come around once a year. It can send even the most...read more
Too Afraid to Say No: Preparing for an Emotional Apocalypse We give a lot of airtime to the importance of self-care, boundary setting, and healthy relationships but what doesn’t get talked about enough is the fallout that occurs after setting or enforcing a boundary...read more
What happens when the stress boils over? This post floated through my Facebook feed last week: This fall has been rough down here in Florida. Hurricane Irma blew through on September 11, 2017, evacuating and shutting down almost the entire state. Most...read more
It’s Halloween! What better day to discuss the various monsters in our lives? As all our little ghosts and goblins dress up to trick or treat tonight, the monster I’m thinking of today is the Emotional Vampire. Instead of sucking your blood, the emotional vampire...read more
It’s report card time down here in Florida. In spite of Hurricane Irma closing schools in our district for 6 days in September (with two weekends included in those days off resulting in a 10 day break in the middle of the first quarter of the new school year) it’s...read more
Some ideas to support friends & neighbors recovering after Hurricane Irma: 1. If you have electricity, gift your water and/or gasoline stockpile to someone who is without power right now. 2. If you have electricity, invite friends and family over for a shower, a...read more
Boundary-setting 101 Earlier this year I said "yes" to a request, then re-evaluated and said "no" to the same request, then watched helplessly as the fallout included an ugly social media tirade and damage to no less than 5 relationships. What led to this unfortunate...read more
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