Disney: We are here for you!

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It is not news to anyone that 2020 has been a particularly difficult year. I cannot think of a single person who has been left untouched by loss, increased stress, disappointment, or inconvenience. Many of us have had to become creative as we learn to cope with our individual situations, and as we lean into our […]

What Keeps Us from Healing

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  As a mental health professional, I get the privilege of sitting with people as they embark on their personal journey to wellness and change. By the time a client comes and sits in my office, a great deal of life has occurred. For many people, there is conflict, distress, and suffering before making the […]

Guidepost #6 – Wholehearted Living

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“I’ve come to realize that faith and reason are not natural enemies. It’s our human need for certainty and our need to “be right” that have pitted faith and reason against each other in an almost reckless way. We force ourselves to choose and defend one way of knowing the world at the expense of […]

Guidepost #5 – Wholehearted Living

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“I’ve come to realize that faith and reason are not natural enemies. It’s our human need for certainty and our need to “be right” that have pitted faith and reason against each other in an almost reckless way. We force ourselves to choose and defend one way of knowing the world at the expense of […]

Guidepost #4 – Wholehearted Living

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“Most of us have experienced being on the edge of joy only to be overcome by vulnerability and thrown into fear. Until we can tolerate vulnerability and transform it into gratitude, intense feelings of love will often bring up the fear of loss. If I had to sum up what I’ve learned about fear and […]

Welcome, Cierra!

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Taking a quick break from The Guideposts this morning to introduce you to our newest team member! Cierra Collum has rececently joined our practice as a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist Intern! Here’s a little bit about Cierra: Cierra’s passion for treatment is centered around reconciliation and hope for change. Whether that reconciliation is in […]

Guidepost #3 – Wholehearted Living

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Today’s guidepost is powerful and one that a simple Facebook post can in no way do justice. For the purpose of today’s post, I’m going to summarize two main concepts behind this guidepost: Numbing, and Spirituality (from The Gifts of Imperfection, by Brené Brown). First, Numbing. Here are three key points about numbing that emerged […]

Guidepost #2 – Wholehearted Living

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“When I interviewed women and men who were engaging with the world from a place of authenticity and worthiness, I realized that they had a lot in common regarding perfectionism. First, they spoke about their imperfections in a tender and honest way, and without shame and fear. Second, they were slow to judge themselves and […]

Guidepost #1 – Wholehearted Living

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“Authenticity is the daily practice of letting go of who we think we’re supposed to be and embracing who we are” – Brené Brown, The Gifts of Imperfection Like many things, it can be tempting to view authenticity as an either/or characteristic – we are either authentic or we are not. We either let what […]