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Confessions of an Incurable Melancholy: Ambushed by Good Intentions

Once we announced we were expecting our first baby, it started. Well-meaning women (and men, at times) would stop me in the hallway or pop in to my office and ask, in that sing-song voice I’ve come to despise, “Soooooo… How are you feeeeeling???” People who have not talked to me in years all of…

Confessions of an Incurable Melancholy: Schedules, Sickness, & Sabbaths

** After one very long fall of repeat illnesses, I realized it was time for a refresher course on preventative maintenance for this Incurable Melancholy. Enjoy this re-post of an old blog entry as I remind all of us to take better care of ourselves heading into the holiday season.** For weeks now, I had…

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Finding a Way Out of Anxiety & Depression: A Marriage & Family Therapist’s Advice for Busy Moms

You know what you’re struggling with is more than just the “Wintertime Blahs,” so now what? Check out these tips for Finding a Way Out of Anxiety & Depression! I know I’m not the only one who has felt in the grip of anxiety & depression this year. It seems like the more moms I…

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How to Be a Gracious Gift Recipient — even if you don’t like the gift!

Have you ever received a completely TERRIBLE gift? One that seemed like it MUST have been intended for someone else? How could they POSSIBLY know you and think you would like that gift? How we respond, however, can make a HUGE difference in our relationships. And some of us have to LEARN how to receive…

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An Overview of The Personalities: The BEST Personality Typing System

Have you ever screamed in frustration, “I just don’t UNDERSTAND them!” If so, it’s time to learn about The Personalities! This personality typing system is the BEST I’ve found — and the easiest to use with anyone of ANY age. Let’s dive in and give you a brief overview of The Personalities to get you…