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I was on a trail run with my friend last weekend discussing how this time of year is our absolute favorite. The shorter days, cool mornings and nights, and our desert plants and greenery from the monsoons seem to bring joy and gratitude. With the new fall season I also found myself reflecting on the various questions and possibilities in my life...

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For The Sake Of Honesty

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I have a confession...I enjoy watching The Bachelor for pure entertainment. Although the quite ridiculous concept of one attractive man dating twenty-five beautiful women is fun to watch, there are actually some intense relationship dynamics that I can't help but analyze! One thing I've noticed this season is the use of "I'm just being honest" as a way to avoid,...

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How EMDR Works and Why I Love It!

EMDR

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy has been around since the 1980’s.  There have been many research studies on treating symptoms of PTSD, substance abuse, anxiety, phobias, etc. and the lasting effects of EMDR. Research that proves the efficacy of this therapy can be found at emdria.org and emdr.com. When I first heard of EMDR in my graduate program,...

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Finding Balance While Grieving

Grief and Loss

“Life is like riding a bicycle.  To keep your balance you must keep moving.”  -Albert Einstein When a loved one dies, there seems to be a strange effect on time and energy.  For many days or even months; time appears to slow and energy no longer flows.  A fog settles in.   Everyone else around us seems to be living and...

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