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Being Authentic in a Challenging World, by Frieda L. Ferrick, MFT

When we are children, many of us, not all, are wired to please our parents. If they are wise, they help their children to figure out who they are and where their talents lie. If they are immature, and want their children to mirror their achievements, then those children do not have an opportunity while

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Aging Gracefully in A Difficult World: by Frieda L. Ferrick, MFT, 9/18/2017

Part of aging gracefully in today’s culture is learning about self-care.  Women, in particular get confused with the difference between being selfish and taking care of themselves.  Self-care is critical so that you can have energy and health to help others, get your job done and enjoy life. Being selfish is wanting something and not

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Aging Gracefully in a Difficult World by Frieda L. Ferrick, MFT, 9/17/2017

September 17, 2017 Some days it may be hard to get out of bed, face the world, face yourself and get moving. I am going to be your buddy on a daily or almost daily basis, a cheerleader for you and for myself. We are all going to age unless we die young, hard things

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Discover Who You Are!

There is no life that feels fulfilling if there is an absence of self-knowledge.  If we float in our lives, not understanding or knowing who we are, what we want, what we stand for, what work will fulfill us, we will be grasping at straws to keep us feeling satisfied. Part of the lure of

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The Importance of Creativity: Step Forward Into Your Own Life

Creativity lives inside of us.  For some of us it is alive and well, for some of us it is hidden.  If we ignore this gift, we can feel unfulfilled, sometimes depressed or moody.  That is why tapping into your own creativity is so important.   Here is a definition of the word that might

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Grieving

Grieving   As you travel the road of grief take your water bottle with you for you will not know how long this journey will take   As you travel the road of grief nothing will make sense the days will be long the nights longer carry a soft blanket   You will hear the

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Some Thoughts About Aging

If we are lucky, we will live a long life and grow old.  But as we age we will come up against challenges, grief and loss, and having to learn how to let go.  It will help us if we have some ability to change and be flexible. As we grow older, our bodies cannot

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The Holidays are Upon Us

The Holidays are Upon Us The holidays can bring joy or sadness, stress or delight.  It depends where you are in your life cycle.  Are you busy with many balls to juggle so it feels like more for you to do?  Are you alone during the holidays or had a loved one die, so celebrating

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Dealing With Stress and Trying Times

We are living in stressful times.  Partly because we have access to news and what is going on 24/7.  We can be online and hooked into friends and media with no breaks.  This is relatively new behaviors because of the new technology.  Before the computers, and online access, we had television and newspapers.  So, we

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Riding the Waves of Grief

Grief is a natural by product of loss.  When we love someone and they die or move away we are sad.  It hurts us, it is hard to breathe, concentrate, feel that we will ever be ok again.   The people in our lives who are not directly impacted by our loss, will try to

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