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Conflict Management

Conflict Management

Conflict is unavoidable. It appears at the most inconvenient times and can feel really unsettling, huh? Some of us are more comfortable with conflict than others, but at the end of the day, we will all face conflict in our relationships, in our workplace, and in our...

If Spending Time Alone is Difficult

If Spending Time Alone is Difficult

As we approach the season of, “romance,” with valentine's day, and all the hearts and chocolates around you, it can be tempting to sit in a sea of wallowing because of what and/or who you “don’t have.” You may be working hard to distract yourself from being, “alone,”...

Rainy Days

Rainy Days

Recently I came across Longfellow’s poem, “The Rainy Day”, and since hearing it I’ve thought of it often. Back in the fall, during one of Chicago’s windy rainstorms, I thought about sharing it here: The Rainy Day - Longfellow The day is cold, and dark, and dreary; It...

Health at Every Size

Health at Every Size

Throughout my adolescence, our family moved around a lot. Each new town brought the anxiety of meeting a whole new class and group of people. I imagine for any new kid in the class, so many thoughts are running through their mind. For me, those thoughts surrounded how...

Supporting Our Kids

Supporting Our Kids

As a parent, you are facing a unique set of challenges during this pandemic. You might be working from home or concerned about having reduced hours to support your family. You might be struggling to keep your kids engaged with virtual learning. Your kids might be...

First Class Anger

First Class Anger

His name is Erik. He is approximately twelve or thirteen years of age and he possesses a special gift. At one point in time, he is separated from his mother and she is locked behind gates. Erik uses his gift of manipulating metal to open the gate until he is subdued...

Avoiding Burnout

Avoiding Burnout

I don’t know if it’s COVID, the current political climate, my own workload at the moment (my guess is, it’s a combination of all of those things), but I feel like I’m seeing burnout left and right. Whether you are a therapist, a lawyer, a parent, a medic, a student,...