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Self-Care: Making Time for You

July 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

Self-care. It’s a term you’ve probably heard before but may not know much about. A quick Google search will give you over 50,000,000 hits on the topic, with titles such as 45 Simple Self-Care Practices [...]

Fighting for Love

July 16th, 2017|0 Comments

There are two statements with regard to fighting that are commonly shared with me. The first is stated in a way meant as a testament to the health of the relationship: “We hardly ever fight.” [...]

Behavior is Communication, It’s Not Personal

July 9th, 2017|0 Comments

Has your child ever tested your limits? Has your child ever said something mean to you or yelled? Has your child ever hurt your feelings?  Its not your fault and its normal!  Your child does [...]

Developing a Healthy Boundary

July 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

Wow, consider this: Your body contains something on the order of 34 trillion cells, each one consisting of cytoplasm contained within a semi-permeable membrane. These cellular membranes dictate the types of substances that move into [...]

Emotional Intelligence: Part 2

June 25th, 2017|0 Comments

My last blog post was an introduction to emotional intelligence for children and teens. If you have not read it yet or forgot the definition of emotional intelligence, feel free to click here or the [...]

Emotional Intelligence: Part 1

June 18th, 2017|0 Comments

Let’s talk about feelings! In one way or another more often than not, a common problem that brings a child or teen into the therapy room is their lack of awareness of how to manage [...]

School’s Out, It’s Summertime!

June 11th, 2017|0 Comments

Wow can you believe it’s June? Time sure does fly. This school year went fast before our eyes and now it’s summer vacation. Cue the excited cheers for hot weather, pools, camps, sleeping in and [...]

The Definition of Family

June 4th, 2017|0 Comments

How do you define ‘Family?’ definition This seems like a pretty straight forward question, right? I thought so too, but when I reached out to my Facebook community, these are some of the responses I [...]

Body Positivity: On Loving All That Is You

May 28th, 2017|0 Comments

With summer fast approaching, you’ve probably noticed local retailers’ displays of bathing suits and brightly colored warm-weather clothing. Does walking past a table of tank tops fill you with dread? Do you go to the [...]

Keys to Success: Consistency and Commitment

May 21st, 2017|0 Comments

In 2014, with encouragement, I committed to running the Chicago Marathon.  Prior to this spontaneous decision, I had never run more than 6 miles in my life.  I found a 4 month plan online that [...]

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