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How Do You Change?

One of the most fascinating things about studying to be a clinical mental health counselor is studying varying theories on how people believe change happens.  Some people believe you have to address the past in order to gain insights into the…

Reunited!

After a five-month hiatus, it is my great honor to return to the Hometown Gazette and reconnect with all of you on a bi-weekly basis.  During our time apart, I often thought about what I would share with you upon my return.  There were many…

Be the Change

When you look around at the world, I suspect all of us would say there are some things that really need to change.  Whether those changes would directly benefit us individually, or whether they might have a global impact, we ruminate on the…

Letting Go

You know that moment where you are embarking on new territory in your life?  Where you are stepping away from what has sustained you to begin the adventure of life’s next puzzle piece?  Maybe you’ve experienced this if you’ve had multiple…

Brainiac

I recently watched the PBS documentary, “The Secret’s of the Brain: The Baby’s Brain.”  In this documentary, they highlighted the specifics of the brain’s development, both prenatal and within the first year postnatal.  I was intrigued…

Show Some Compassion

You’ve gone and done it again.  And following your blunder you are hearing that little voice inside telling you how everyone else is better than you, or how you repeatedly can’t seem to get the hang of life, and how unworthy you are of…

Busy Being You

You are likely a very busy person.  It seems most everyone identifies with being a ‘very busy’ person.  For some, being a ‘very busy’ person is a part of their identity; it makes them feel valuable or important.  For others, being…

'That Me'

Five years ago, I was between massage clients, sitting in the professional therapist break room at the school I was teaching for, and I was overcome with these flashes of myself.  These flashes were emotions, feelings, visions, and sensations…

Renaissance Wisdom

I enjoyed a visit to the Renaissance Faire recently.  Beyond the wonderful costumes and musical compositions, we also enjoyed a presentation on falconry.  Throughout my experience, I found myself smiling as I envisioned the time period and…