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Why you should not avoid failure

This sounds counterintuitive. Who likes failure? Nobody, of course. Few people relish risk and uncertainty, not to mention the public embarrassment that often accompanies a pratfall. Worse, when it comes to our careers, failure can have a very real, very … Continue reading

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The Tree

My mother died at almost 95, and I needed to walk to the tree. That’s what my son would say after we planted a Texas redbud in Riverside Park 18 years ago. His father had died two years before, when … Continue reading

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Keep Calm and Carry On

When your living through a scary time, how can you stop those feelings from taking over? As a therapist, I have two sets of tools change strategies and acceptance strategies. They work even when you’re experiencing long-term uncertainty. Tools for … Continue reading

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Managing the holiday rollercoaster … Emotional honesty

 Ask yourself, “What am I feeling?” You may know you feel “bad,” but are you specifically feeling sad to not see your grandmother — or your grandchildren? Anxious about being alone for the holidays? Guilty that you’re not at all upset that … Continue reading

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Cheesy Broccoli Soup

Originally posted on Real Life of an MSW:
I  came across this huge size bag  (read 3 pounds ) of broccoli  at Costco and had dreams of  comfort food. Bon Appetit! 1 whole onion, diced 1 stick butter 1/3 cup…

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