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How to Empower Others – A Day in the Life of a Therapist

5 Minutes Read [et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.0.48″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″ parallax=”off” parallax_method=”on”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.19.4″] How to empower others? People often ask my husband what it’s like to live with and be married to a therapist. His typical response is “we talk a lot.” I used to get pretty touchy about it. Always afraid that people would think …

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Dawn’s Mompreneur Mini Sabbatical: Self Care Stay-Cation

3 Minutes Read Are you a mompreneur who has taken a mini-sabbatical? Me either. But, it was time for me to practice some radical self-care. It’s been a big year for our family. In the last 12 months, we moved, I opened a new office location, my husband started a new career, we sustained a category five hurricane, …

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Habitual Behaviors: My Partner Is an Addict

9 Minutes Read Anonymous guest post from one of my psychotherapy clients: Do you have habitual behaviors? My husband does. And I realize, I do too. Most days he’s not even ashamed of it. He wears “Keys Disease” (aka an alcoholic under the guise of “laid back”) like a badge of honor. My husband is a chronic alcohol …

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What You Can Do if You’re Afraid a Child is Being Abused

3 Minutes Read Did you ever have this feeling that you were afraid a child is being abused? A friend reached out for advice this week. They wanted guidance about how to handle a sensitive situation. They were concerned about a child in their community. They were fearful that the child’s behavior was evidence of abuse. They literally …

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How to Deal with Infidelity in a Marriage: Marriage Counseling Client Example

7 Minutes Read How to deal with infidelity in a marriage?

She had an affair. The husband called me desperate for help saving his marriage. They have children together.

He didn’t want to tear up his family. He felt completely out of control, grief-stricken and didn’t know what to believe.

She swore it wasn’t physical, but he just couldn’t accept that idea.

Gratitude: Being Grateful For What You Have and Saying Thank You

2 Minutes Read At the risk of sounding corny, if you read this blog post about gratitude, I am beyond grateful that you are in my life. When I reflect back on my personal growth this year; my readers have been a significant part of it. With every email and blog post I write, I strive to share …

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How to Overcome Self Esteem Issues as a Mom

3 Minutes Read Do you have self esteem issues as a mom? I often struggle to keep my parenting insecurities in check. It feels like a constant internal struggle for my daughter’s approval. I swear she loves my husband more. When she wants someone else more than me, the ugly jealousy monster arrives on the scene. This has …

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5 Love Languages – Your 5-Minute Instant Relationship Hack

6 Minutes Read Do you know which of the 5 love languages is your language? Perhaps you have a favorite color, or brand of soda. Maybe there is a genre of music or movie you prefer. You may even have a brand of car that you are completely loyal to. If you have a choice, you pick what you …

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Father’s Day Thoughts From A Daughter – Thanks and Gratitude

3 Minutes Read Father’s day can be tough for many. For those who have lost a child or parent, are not able to have children or are estranged from their loved ones; my heart opens to you. Father’s day is a great time to check your relationship status. Is it growing barnacles, run aground, on fire or smooth sailing? …

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Relationship Blame Game

3 Minutes Read Blame. A weapon we grab when we are out of emotional options. It’s the voice in your head that tells you it’s not your fault. The voice that is grasping for a reason. It’s an escape tunnel, except it leads nowhere. Brene Brown tells us that “blame is a way to discharge pain and discomfort”. …

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