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New Discoveries

In the midst of the pandemic, where few things are normal, I believe we’ve all been offered an alternate perspective from which to view our lives. Being quarantined, our worlds become much smaller, and our habits much more evident. Perhaps…

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…

A Million and One

I have spent the last few days working on my final paper for my Counseling Theories course, and I’ve likely got a couple more to go.  The paper asks me to consider the past eleven major psychological theories that we have been focusing on,…

A Unique View

I recently had a medical appointment with my renowned retina specialist whose focus is rare retinal diseases.  I knew I had a few changes in my vision, but, as my tests started to reveal some significant degeneration, I began to realize 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…

Just Sit There and Do Nothing

I’m always fascinated talking with individuals about their thoughts on what meditation is, and is not.  Why they feel it is or isn’t all that important.  I’ve been flat out told, “I would never just sit there when there is so much…

For Years Now

  I was reading this morning about the development of self.  At what stages of our life we begin to recognize ourselves as separate, and also how we begin to define that self, both socially and internally. The information was absolutely…

It's Your Funeral

Well, I just submitted my first lengthy graduate paper.  I feel pretty excited about it, as it revolved around our life philosophy and how we would incorporate that into our therapeutic practice.  It got me thinking; I wonder what other’s…

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…