Parenting from the Inside Out

December 11, 2017

Do you desire to build healthy and secure relationships with your children? Dan Siegel and Mary Hartzell’s book Parenting from the Inside Out is an excellent place to begin to achieve this goal. Their approach to parenting is based on the belief that a parent’s own childhood experiences impact how the individual parents his or […]

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Forgiveness

November 30, 2017

“Forgiveness is a path to peace and a powerful and important component of love”. -Sharon Salzberg Forgiveness is something I have heard over and over in the church, from my parents, and from friends and mentors throughout my life. But until recently it is not something I have put into practice in my life. It’s […]

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Creating a Life Worth Living

November 6, 2017

What do I do when I realize that I am not necessarily living the values I hold for myself in a given life domain? How to I create a life worth living?

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Cracks in our Surfaces

June 22, 2017

I write this with Father’s Day on my heart last weekend, and the realization that for some this is a day filled with gratitude and for others it is filled with grief and longing. Father’s Day for some is a brutal reminder of the child that was never born, the dad that was never around, […]

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The Strengths of Theraplay®

June 8, 2017

Theraplay® is heavily informed by John Bowlby’s attachment theory. One of Bowlby’s foundational ideas was the concept of internal working models. In a nutshell, a child’s experiences with their primary caregivers in the early years of life provide a template for interpreting and understanding their world. Sensitive and responsive caregiving (along with playful interactions) teach […]

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