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Adulthood Sucks… or does it?

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Last Friday I was sitting in the dentist’s chair chuckling between tooth jabbings with the hygienist, Jessica. She told me she bought a T-shirt for her friend who’s fallen on hard times. It reads, “I’m not a gynecologist but I’ll … Continue reading

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Turn Toward the Enemy – Mastering negative emotions

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You feel stuck. Trapped. Immobilized. When in the therapy and coaching room, conversations about fear, regret, disappointment, and frustration arise and take center stage.  It’s easy to fall prey, be guided and controlled by negative emotions, even feel consumed by … Continue reading

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The Butterfly: In a Time of Loss, a Symbol of Transcendence

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Loss. Heartbreak. Tragedy. Despair. It’s felt by millions everyday. Today, it hits my hometown. Confused, saddened, enraged. I’m moved by the heartfelt Facebook posts of friends, classmates, and neighbors memorializing the life and gifts of a friend, mother, sister, and … Continue reading

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The Pain of Grief: and how to live through it

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Suddenly someone you love is gone. You’re faced with an irreversible new reality – a life without a loved one you thought would always be there. You feel hopeless, distraught, and life has lost its meaning. Grief can send you … Continue reading

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Psychology Today – Saying Goodbye to Hurt

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Lingering resentment from things that have gone wrong is hard to shake. Whether it’s the result of a bad break up or a job loss, it’s best to find some resolution. It would be wonderful if we all got exactly what … Continue reading

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Psychology Today: When Media Becomes Exploitation

This article was written by Heather Edwards and published during the 2014 Winter Olympics by Mark Banschick, M.D. in Psychology Today.  It summarizes the exploitive media interview with Bode Miller about the loss of his brother at the completion of his run, and … Continue reading

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Psychology Today – When Children Grieve

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This article was originally published in Psychology Today on February 3, 2014.  It is written by Heather Edwards and Dr. Mark Banschick. The holidays are over. But, sometimes events stop us in our tracks. Death never leaves us; it’s one … Continue reading

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