Encouragement: We Can Do Hard Things

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“We can do hard things.” This is a saying that I’ve been hearing lately. Maybe it’s an encouragement that when faced with a new challenge or walking through difficult circumstances that we can get through it. “We can do hard things” recently came into play for me when I had to address a medical situation. […]

Compulsive Behavior: Making Sense

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There are times when we do things that just don’t make sense to us. Something happens, and we just find ourselves feeling, thinking, or behaving in ways that we don’t want to. But somehow both the actions and the thoughts and feelings that follow seem involuntary/compulsive. This cycle of acting out and not understanding why […]

Curiosity Instead of Judgement

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I admit it. There have been many times where I’ve been hard on myself. It’s so easy to be critical or have high expectations of oneself. When I first attended counseling, my counselor asked me if I could begin to treat myself like I would treat a friend. I thought, what a novel idea! Of […]