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11Oct

Dealing with Worry?

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By Chris Bassett, MA, LMFT: I wanted to share a thought about worry that a friend shared with me recently. It shed some light on the worry and fretting that my husband and I admittedly had during our recent construction project. My friend said something like this: When we worry and stress over things, we are sometimes placing […]
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28Sep

Summertime…and the livin’ is easy”

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By Kathy Estep, LPCC: Seasons are important in life, and the slowed-down, relaxed feeling of summer is so very good for us. Summer is a time for mandatory interruptions in the standard routines. Days are longer and there is plenty of time and good weather to be outside. Meaningful times with family and friends at […]
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13Sep

A Father Wound

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By Scott La Point, PsyD: Just a week before Father’s Day, while I was scanning a bookshelf at home, I came across a book by Gordon Dalbey, “Father and Son: The Wound, the Healing, the Call to Manhood.” I realized that I had never read this book, and as I began to flip through its […]
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30Aug

Marriages in Trouble

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By Chris Bassett, MA, LMFT: Even when life is “normal,” relationships and marriage take hard work. When I saw my doctor this year, she asked about my stress level. I told her it was lower than it had been in years. My doctor told me that my answer was uncommon among her patients, which didn’t […]
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03Aug

Asking Better Questions

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By Tim Mullins, LPCC: Have You Ever Asked Yourself, “What am I doing here?” In 2009, I found myself living in a tiny town on the plains of Eastern Colorado, running a small business, and dealing with situations and people never encountered before. On an hourly basis, I was completely overwhelmed, causing me to ask […]
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10Mar

What Triggers Seasonal Depression?

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By Chris Bassett, MA, LMFT: March is the month that signals Spring is coming. This year, Spring begins on March 20th, and it’s an important season for us to keep in mind in terms of mental health. Suicide rates are actually highest in April, May and June, contrary to our typical beliefs about the winter […]
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08Feb

February is the Love Month!

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By Kathy Estep, LPCC: February is the Love Month. My daughter used to call it Singles Appreciation Month! But while we celebrate love, sending greetings and gifts our hearts can ache a bit inside. We, as humans, were created to live in relationships. So as we grow and develop, we form attachments to those close […]
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