Fear

Vulnerability & Worldwide Pandemic: This is Hard and Scary. And This Won’t Last Forever.

2020-03-23T13:46:09-04:00

By Tammy Blackard Cook, LCSW, CDWF Y’all, this is hard.  None of us have been through anything like this before.  For me, Brené Brown’s words and wisdom have always been a balm, so I was grateful to hear her new podcast “Unlocking Us.” Full disclosure:  This post distills the first episode of “Unlocking Us” and [...]

Vulnerability & Worldwide Pandemic: This is Hard and Scary. And This Won’t Last Forever.2020-03-23T13:46:09-04:00

If Emotions Aren’t Problems, What Are They?

2019-06-25T15:14:25-04:00

By Hailey Shafir, LPCS, LCAS, CCS-I As a counselor, I often find myself helping clients reframe, or think differently, about their emotions. Many people come to counseling because they are struggling with difficult emotions like sadness, anxiety, or anger and often describe these emotions as “problems” they are hoping to get rid of. The thing [...]

If Emotions Aren’t Problems, What Are They?2019-06-25T15:14:25-04:00

The decline of resiliency and what it means for your kids (and you)

2017-07-12T11:16:28-04:00

Time magazine recently ran a cover story titled “Anxiety, Depression and the American Adolescent: Why the Kids Are Not Alright,” which indicated 30% of girls and 20% of boys have had an anxiety disorder — that’s 6.3 million kids. Another three million have had a major depressive episode in the past year. The article asserts “adolescents [...]

The decline of resiliency and what it means for your kids (and you)2017-07-12T11:16:28-04:00

What is it about certainty?

2017-07-12T12:09:41-04:00

In college, one of my favorite songs was the Indigo Girls’ “Closer to Fine.” The lyrics felt like freedom to me and still do: I’m trying to tell you somethin’ about my life Maybe give me insight between black and white And the best thing you’ve ever done for me Is to help me take [...]

What is it about certainty?2017-07-12T12:09:41-04:00

Let Yourself Be Gutted

2017-07-12T12:13:45-04:00

The winter doldrums have set in, and most everyone I talk to is feeling it. Lately, I haven’t been practicing my own mix of mindfulness:  yoga, hikes, dharma talks. It is, of course, exacerbating the winter blues and I have to get back to it. The thing is: We have to practice what we preach [...]

Let Yourself Be Gutted2017-07-12T12:13:45-04:00

Me too! (The Power of Connection)

2017-07-12T12:18:09-04:00

by Allison Grubbs, LCSW, LCAS, CDWF-Candidate “Me too.” Two of the most powerful words we can hear. You know the experience of sharing an “I thought it was just me” moment or thought… then the other person says, “yeah, me too!” It’s a feeling of relief — that someone gets it, that you’re not alone, that [...]

Me too! (The Power of Connection)2017-07-12T12:18:09-04:00
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