Words From Emily Stevenson

The start of a new year tends to bring the expectation of renewal and change.  Often times our energies and goals are focused only on making meaningful physical changes. While these are important, it is often more useful to focus on psychological refreshing and renewal by overcoming the significant stress and negative emotions that hinder…
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Words From Linda For The New Year

Words from Linda…… Auld Lang Syne. The familiar song poses the question, ”Should old acquaintance be forgot?” I sometimes look at behavior and habits as long loved and stroked friends. These “friends” are points of view, reactions, and feelings that recur again and again. These habits can feel friendly because they are familiar, comfortable, even…
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Teens Stress And Self-Harm

Teenage years are a very volatile and unpredictable time in a child’s life. They are too old to be considered children but still too young and lacking frontal lobe development to be considered adults. Frankly many parents are not fundamentally aware of the inherent distinction between the two stages, nor do they realize that they…
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Tips For Going Back To School

Getting ready for and going back to school can be a very stressful time. Following the slower pace of summer many struggle to get back into the mind frame to focus on learning and schoolwork. Here are our favorite tips for parents to help prepare for the transition into a new school year: Practice Getting…
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Finding Friendship

Finding Friendship Last fall I pulled up stakes and moved 350 miles from southern Wisconsin to Minnesota to be closer to family. A great idea and wonderful adventure for the most part. Most recently it has come to my attention the importance of long lasting friendship, apart from family. Our friends fulfill such a powerful…
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