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Holding On To Hope

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

Occasionally the only thing you can do for someone is to hope for them, until they can hope for themselves.

Guarding the Calendar

Laura Demetrician, M.S., LMFT

Life can feel out of control sometimes, and as the school year starts, I recommend taking an honest real look at the...

Five Steps in Forgiving

Lynda Savage, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Forgiveness is not sympathy. Forgiveness is not denying unfairness. Forgiveness does not have to forget...

Rambling Resentments

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Bitter discontent at being treated unfairly. We all experience it. People, circumstances and situations lingering...

The Holidays

The winter holidays can be a time of tradition, community, and meaning. But it can also be a time of loneliness and...

Influence

Lynda Savage, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Those who influence us sometimes assign us things. A significant part of assigned influence is that we may choose...

Letting Go

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Many reading this will believe that letting go means the other person wins or they condone the behavior as ok. This...

The Power of Words

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

If you're like me, sometimes it can be easy to forget the power of words. Different words are powerful to different...

Rude

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Answering before listening is both stupid and rude. It reveals our focus on our self, our own argument and need to...

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Broadcasts

Family Conflict and the Holidays: God Bless Us, Every One! #1 of 2, #3351

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

Christmas is supposed to be a time of great joy and celebration, isn’t it? Yet, many of us find the stress of...

Standing Up For Yourself While Honoring Others, #4 of 4, #3350

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

Conflict can serve to deepen and strengthen relationships when handled well. In this four part series, Christine...

Standing Up For Yourself While Honoring Others, #3 of 4, #3349

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

Conflict can serve to deepen and strengthen relationships when handled well. In this four part series, Christine...

Standing Up For Yourself While Honoring Others, #2 of 4, #3348

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

Conflict can serve to deepen and strengthen relationships when handled well. In this four part series, Christine...

Standing Up For Yourself While Honoring Others, #1 of 4, #3347

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

Conflict can serve to deepen and strengthen relationships when handled well. In this four part series, Christine...

Working Hard To Be Liked, #3 of 3, #3346

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

People pleasers work very hard to be liked and crave love and acceptance from others at the cost of their own...

Working Hard To Be Liked, #2 of 3, #3345

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

People pleasers work very hard to be liked and crave love and acceptance from others at the cost of their own...

Working Hard To Be Liked, #1 of 3, #3344

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

People pleasers work very hard to be liked and crave love and acceptance from others at the cost of their own...

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, #5 of 5, #3343

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Various authors have discussed and creatively labeled the roles each individual may play in the overall functioning...

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, #4 of 5, #3342

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Various authors have discussed and creatively labeled the roles each individual may play in the overall functioning...

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