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Adoptive/Foster Behaviour

Working with clients who have been adopted and/or been a ward of the courts, and clients who gave children up to adoption, as well as my own experience in the system, has led me over the years to notice some … Continue reading

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Forgiveness

Forgiveness is something that so many people struggle with.  I have worked with many people over the years who have had very traumatic experiences.  The idea of forgiving someone who has wounded you so deeply is sometimes difficult to wrap … Continue reading

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Emotional Eating

Emotional eating can become a habit and/or an addiction.  How do we  work through emotional eating? 1. Any habit or addiction requires daily work. Understanding what the triggers are is the first step. Then finding a replacement for the food … Continue reading

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Are values old fashioned?

Isn’t it interesting that people talk about “Old Fashioned Values”!  When did values become a fad, or the past?  I think I missed that memo.  Values are the beliefs that we have that help us define our role in our … Continue reading

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Women and Abuse

As a therapist I am often asked, why do I choose abusive men?  There a couple of answers to this.  The one answer that I think is missing in rational thinking is that YOU didn’t choose an abusive man; rather … Continue reading

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