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Why every good therapist needs a group

Group work has changed my life. My professional life as a therapist, sure — but that’s not even what I’m talking about here. Group is magic, and if you’re a therapist who wants to use yourself (your thoughts, emotions and intuition) more effectively in therapy room AND get a whole bunch of personal benefits across…

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9 things to try when what stresses you out is beyond your control

I hear it a lot: Some of the most stressful stuff in your life is systemic, external to you, and unchangeable. It’s the cumbersome electronic medical record software you have to face down every day, with the excessive checkboxes and ever-growing number of mandatory fields. It’s productivity requirements and all the other bureaucratic BS that…

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When you have mixed feelings about parenting

Ok, you got me…. The truth is EVERYONE has mixed feelings about parenting pretty much all the time. And when I say ‘mixed feelings,’ I’m not talking about 99% love and gratitude with a tiny bit of frustration mixed in. I’m talking about love, hate, euphoria, fury, despair, satisfaction, ALL OF IT. This week I…

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8 ways to make morning transitions (with kids!) go more smoothly

Recently I’ve found that the best way to get my kids (ages 2.5 and 4.5) to play nicely together is to announce that it’s time to get in the car. I’ve never seen anything like it. The second I call out “socks and boots!”, they dive right into a game of Restaurant or Trapping Imaginary…

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