• Freedom & Acceptance

    by  • April 19, 2012

    “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree of which I commanded you not to eat?” I have lived my whole life, not necessarily believing that a nude body was a bad thing, but definitely not comfortable exposing my own.  After a week on the beautiful beaches of Mexico...

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    I Love My Mom

    by  • April 16, 2012

    I know too many people that have lost their mothers at a young age or have no relationship with them. I am one of the fortunate people that has a wonderful mother that I love and admire dearly.  She is heavy on my heart as my brother-in-law lost his mom this past weekend. I...

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    The Simple Things

    by  • April 14, 2012

    Yesterday I ran into an old acquaintance.  We see each other occasionally, and have small bits of face book communication, but we do have many shared interests and goals.  The conversation turned into a long one, with each of us stopping to give the other the opportunity to continue on with their daily business. ...

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    Inspired

    by  • April 12, 2012

    As she always does , Donna has inspired me yet again. From a distance of over a thousand miles, and over twenty years of not living in the same state she once again intuitively gave me what I needed.  After reading of our eight dreamy days in Mexico that Donna wrote about I received the motivation...

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    Time to Regroup

    by  • April 10, 2012

    Hello everyone. I wanted to express Joy’s and my thanks to all of our very supportive and faithful readers. Joy and I are returning to this blog and our life’s work renewed and refreshed after a dreamy eight days in Mexico (I will share the story of how this came to be later in...

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    Life Long Friends

    by  • March 24, 2012

    Many times friends come and go.  We develop relationships with people through shared interests, by seeing them regularly during work, school, church, or recreational settings. These friends are there for us for a period of time through thick and thin, we love them, support them and they are integral parts of our lives. And...

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    The Rapidly Moving Fire

    by  • March 20, 2012

    The best way to describe this type of person is exaggerative. You know the type. The office/family or neighborhood gossip, who of course is not saying anything bad themselves, they are merely repeating what they have heard. Crystal had called my office for an appointment stating only that things were out of control. Crystal...

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    The Gust

    by  • March 20, 2012

    Jorge was 27 years old male who had quite a lengthy history of legal entanglements. Who, also according to his probation officer, had a quick temper. Jorge was court ordered to Anger Management as part of the conditions of his latest probation. Therapist: “So what brings you here to see me today?” Jorge: “Man,...

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    Iron People

    by  • March 20, 2012

    I met with Jim, 47, one evening after his wife Stacey had thrown him out. Stacey said she was tired of his excuses for not helping her to support their family. Stacey said that in the 11 years they had been married he initially worked steadily for 3-4 years. Following that he was steadily...

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    Tread People

    by  • March 20, 2012

    Sam is a 43 year old workaholic. Sam has 4 children and a marriage that has been on the brinks for years. Sam feels compelled to help everyone around her. This compulsion of hers has cost her dearly. Therapist: “So what brings you here to see me today?” Sam: “I don’t know where to...

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