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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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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Bullying Among Adults

Bullying has been a highly publicized over recent years. We tend to think of bullies as mean kids or teens, however bullying is also a problem among grown-ups. Here are some statistics of bullying among adults: A 2011 study at Indiana State University found that 15 percent of college student reported being bullied and 22…
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