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Do You Know A “Lindsay”?

The world is full of “Lindsay Lohans.”  They keep people working — like attorneys, judges, law enforcement, correctional officers and me.  I have been working in mental health for 20 years and addiction, chaos, and the law have all been a prevalent theme surrounded by depression and anxiety. While I appreciate the intent of compassion…

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Animal House

Is your house an “animal house?”  Not the kind filled with hormone invaded teenagers or wild frat boys in college but a home that has a pet attached to you and your family.  In my mind, an animal house is a home that incorporates animals into everyday living. There are people who have never owned…

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ANOTHER YEAR, ANOTHER CHANCE

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! You are probably making promises and commitments to yourself in honor of the new year and focused on looking forward to the future. Traditional resolutions are actions that we are determined to do or not do. Lose weight. Get Fit. Be organized. Eat healthy. Quit smoking and/or drinking. My resolution from last…

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Reflection and Preparation

Reunion a gathering of old friends or family. I have noticed that as humans we… ready ourselves for the event! Weight loss, fitness, face lifts, travel and extra parties.There is planning, excitement, anticipation, and fun. Facebook and a website are helping to create the buzz. It has been a pleasure to witness the process.  Always…

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Another Day…

Today is a new day. Different and magical in its own unique way. I thought yesterday was whimsical because I saw an egret flying over my yard in the morning as I watered my flowers. The day was filled with life… sadness, confusion and inspiration. Connection and support everywhere. And then today came…  On my…

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Power of One

It only takes ONE! It only takes one person to change a mood or pick a fight.  One event, like 9/11 or the break up of a family, can change how we experience the world.  It takes only one person to speak up and share an idea and it only takes one to listen. We…

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Technology – A New Frontier

My daughter is off to college. I am now forced to learn how to operate our 52” flat screen TV among other things.  There are 3 different clickers that are responsible for specific functions and I know how to use one of them…sort of. Remember when TVs were designed as a piece of furniture? Or, in the…

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Summertime Blues

Summer is here! “May gray” and “June gloom” are gone. We have just celebrated the 4th of July! So now what? Summer just does not have the same meaning as an adult. The days are not as carefree. We don’t get to roam the streets looking for someone to play with or sleep as long…

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The Value of Men

It is early Mother’s Day morning and I have decided to change the article I am to submit tomorrow. I was thinking about my children and Mother’s Day. Then I thought about my husband…which led me to thinking about how we all fit together. I have been accused of “male bashing” especially when it comes…

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And The Winner Is

Academy Award season just ended and the winners have been announced.  The nominees for best picture included The Fighter, True Grit, The King’s Speech, and Social Network to name a few. They all have one thing in common. Conflict. It is what makes the story worth telling. There is a natural tendency of human nature…

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