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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

Helping Wake County Schools with Resiliency Training

2017-07-12T11:11:30-04:00

As part of Aspire’s move toward being a resiliency-focused counseling group, we are helping to train professionals in the Wake County Public School System in the Community Resiliency Model (CRM). CRM is a skills-based model that helps people bring their nervous system back into balance after periods of chronic stress or a traumatic event. What’s [...]

Helping Wake County Schools with Resiliency Training2017-07-12T11:11:30-04:00

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
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