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Kintsuigi: The Art of Repairing the Broken

Sometimes things in our lives get worse before they get better.  Now that seems hard to hear, but if you think about it, many things in our lives work out that way.  For example, when we learn to drive, we are first awkward, but over time we get more accomplished.  We learn math, music or

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I Can’t Read Your Mind!

I think a lot of people get into trouble in their relationships, feel hurt because they don’t feel loved or understood.  So here, is where my title comes in, I can’t read your mind.  You can’t read mine. We think ideally that people that know us well, should be able to get what we need

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To Your Own Self Be True

Being Authentic in a busy world is  challenging.  Some days all we can do is get up, and get out of the door to go off to school, work, being at home with children or whatever else we may do in the mornings.  So why  is being authentic so significant, and what does that actually

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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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