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The Stories We Tell

Christine Vander Wielen, M.S.W., LCSW

Children are wonderfully creative at thinking up stories, in which they are heroic and triumphant. However, when...

Past, Present and Future

Laura Demetrician, M.S., LMFT

Are you fearful of the future? Do you agonize over past mistakes? We all have a natural bent toward thinking about...

Mary’s Labor of Peace

Laura Demetrician, M.S., LMFT

In the midst of a troubled time, we can find peace. It is easy for us to see impossibility of a situation and to...

Stress

Lynda Savage, M.S., LMFT, LPC

STRESS: Equals hormones that drive you to "run or gun" (flight or fight). Stress will cause you to...

Transitions

Carrissa Pannuzzo, M.A., LMFT-T, LPC-T

A job loss. A broken relationship. A move. When things change we're put off balance. We can be confused, apt to make...

It's OK to Take a Break

Carrissa Pannuzzo, M.A., LMFT-T, LPC-T

Modern life has filled up at an exponential rate. Relationships, work, home life, kid’s activities, ministries...

Simple Helps

Carrissa Pannuzzo, M.A., LMFT-T, LPC-T

Life can be tough. There are any number of things that can stress us out and trouble our hearts. But, God hasn't...

Take Time to Celebrate

Laura Demetrician, M.S., LMFT

I recently watched an old movie that involved a beautiful and elegant couple dancing. I don’t know about you, but...

Out of Balance

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Imbalance in our focus easily occurs. Worry is one emotion that throws us off. Worry consumes our energy, robbing us...

Shake the Dust Off!

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

There are specific people and times when we must make tough decisions. This article describes the circumstances and...

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Stress
Controlling the Chaos - 2 of 2 #3425

Christine Vander Wielen, M.S.W., LCSW

For stepfamilies, the stress of the holiday season can be compounded. With patience and grace, the holiday season...

Controlling the Chaos - 1 of 2 #3424

Christine Vander Wielen, M.S.W., LCSW

For stepfamilies, the stress of the holiday season can be compounded. With patience and grace, the holiday season...

Trauma: Taking Care of Yourself - 3 of 3 #3423

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Each of us experiences situations and events that run the risk of leaving us traumatized. Traumatic events may not...

Trauma: Taking Care of Yourself - 2 of 3 #3422

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Each of us experiences situations and events that run the risk of leaving us traumatized. Traumatic events may not...

Trauma: Taking Care of Yourself - 1 of 3 #3421

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Each of us experiences situations and events that run the risk of leaving us traumatized. Traumatic events may not...

Putting Fear in its Place - 4 of 4 #3429

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

We all agree that the emotion of fear is necessary to survive in life. The same is true for all our emotions...

Putting Fear in its Place - 3 of 4 #3428

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

We all agree that the emotion of fear is necessary to survive in life. The same is true for all our emotions...

Putting Fear in its Place - 2 of 4 #3427

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

We all agree that the emotion of fear is necessary to survive in life. The same is true for all our emotions...

Putting Fear in its Place - 1 of 4 #3426

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

We all agree that the emotion of fear is necessary to survive in life. The same is true for all our emotions...

Everyone is Welcome - 2 of 2 #3410

Christine Vander Wielen, M.S.W., LCSW

Schools are working very hard to address the growing problem of bullying through teacher trainings, student...

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