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Covid-19; Keeping it Together When It Seems Like the World is Falling Apart.

  “Quarantine, shelter in place, flatten the curve, N95 masks”, are some of the terms that are dominating our daily conversations as we find ourselves in the midst of a global pandemic. We have all experienced hardship, loss, despair and pain of deep magnitude. It is important to remind ourselves that we rose from that […]

The Holidays: A Time for Family Fun or Family Friction?

The holidays offers us a time to be together with family members; a pause in our busy lives to celebrate tradition, share memories and to reconnect. At least that is what we all hope for. Unfortunately for many families, the reality of the holidays does not measure up to our idealized expectations. For many, the […]

Denial

It has been a tough week. Denial and his sidekicks, Minimalization and Rationalization were running around my office getting in everyone’s head. Those scoundrels wreak havoc wherever they go. Denial whispers prettily, “Why go for that mammogram? You feel fine and it hurts sooo much!”. Minimalization coos gently, “It is not abuse if he only […]

Women in Transition: Dealing with the Holidays

Every major life event, whether joyful or sad, brings on a period of transition as we adjust to the “new normal.” Even though these periods of transition occur throughout our lives, each requires us to discover a new and unique path as we struggle to move through uncharted waters. The death of a loved one, […]