Do You Know You’re Smart?

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“I’m not smart,” she said, her eyes wide with pain. I never get used to the heartbreaking words I often hear from the little brown couch in my counseling office. Labels can be difficult to peel off once they stick. We wear beliefs about ourselves like tattoos – messages about who we are that have become ...

You’re Invited

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How are you feeling? A loaded question, yes? Perhaps I can blame it on the job but I tend to think in terms of emotions before I consider the question in terms of how I’m feeling physically. This is a question that I have been asked frequently throughout my pregnancy and my answer is that ...

Small Moments

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I had a date with my favorite seven year-old over the weekend. I love her for so many reasons. She has the most brilliant smile (including a newly missing tooth) with a warm heart to match. She has the kind of boldness and tenacity I only wish I could bottle for myself. And she has ...

Looking Back and Moving Forward

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Happy New Year! It’s no secret that the month of January inspires future-oriented conversations. For some of us, this means making a list of goals and resolutions that may or may not include an action plan for accomplishing each one. Others prefer to choose a word for the year such as “grace” or “hope” and reflect ...