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Five Small Shifts in Your Home That Will Make a Big Difference

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If you are hoping for growth in more than vocabulary and math this new school year for your children and teens, here are five areas to consider where little shifts will create big differences. Car rides.   Conversations may normally happen face-to-face, but if you really want to get the words flowing, drive your kids/teens somewhere […]

Getting Back Up: A Look at Brokenness

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Do you remember the cartoon series The Coyote and Road Runner Show? It was always fun to watch the relentless chase between the two characters. Recently, some images from this cartoon came to my mind when I was thinking about a very difficult situation I endured several years ago. You may be wondering what’s the correlation between […]

Hope Beyond Depression, Part 3: Helpful Resources

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This is Part 3 of a series related to my personal experience with depression twenty-five years ago. Today’s post focuses on resources that were helpful to me. My hope is that they’ll provide help to others struggling with depression. Although many pieces of my depressive experience are either cloudy or somehow “blocked” from my memory, […]

Hope Beyond Depression, Part 2: Symptoms of Major Depression

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Has your emotional state gone from having a gloomy day or two, to living with on-going feelings of hopelessness or other debilitating thoughts? If you read Part 1 of this series “Hope Beyond Depression: My Story,” or you’ve been dealing with some dark emotions for a while—consider this list from the Mayo Clinic. Common Symptoms […]

Hope Beyond Depression, Part 1: My Story

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Have you ever wondered if your body might melt through the flooring of your living room, as you lie on it watching TV?  Have you ever sat frozen in one spot—for three to four hours—wondering what to eat for dinner? Or if you should eat at all?  Have you ever driven to the other side […]

Bringing Light to the Darkness of Winter

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Darkness is great when you’re trying to sleep at night! But when nightfall starts creeping in before 5:00 p.m.—as often happens during winter months—it can be rather depressive for many people. Normally, I enjoy walking on paths close to my home during evening hours after supper. But this time of year doesn’t allow for that, […]

What is an Intensive?

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Joan Bruce, LMFT discusses what is an intensive. She and Kay Arnold, LPC, NCC will be leading a series of Daring Way Intensives this spring. Click here to access our events page to find out the next one offered.

Reflecting on Grief, from My Own Experience

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My father passed away recently after he sustained a tragic injury from a fall.  Although he was 83 and had lived a good life, his death was difficult partially because it was unexpected.  As a therapist I have ministered to numerous individuals who lost loved ones.  My clients and my own experience with losing two […]