Making New Year’s Resolutions You Can Achieve

January 1, 2019

With the new year here, talks of New Year’s resolutions is inevitable. For me, this always feels like an overwhelming decision. While I start with the best of intentions for the great resolution I have created, it only seems to take a few weeks or maybe a month into the new year before I feel like […]

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What if you don’t bake the third pie?

December 21, 2018

When I think of Christmas I think of so many wonderful memories but I also think of a time with a great deal of stress. As the years go by it seems as if there are more and more traditions to keep up with and that we could never think of breaking. This was also […]

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Self-Care During the Holidays

December 18, 2018

While the holidays can be a time of great cheer and excitement they can also bring about stress, and frustration. Specifically, within our closest relationships, we may notice more tension. Maybe it comes in the form of snapping at your partner when they forgot to hang the decorations or pick up the extra gift on […]

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Mind Over Matter

December 20, 2017

The holidays have a tendency to bring with them much more than simply home-cooked meals and dazzling lights. Often, they entail incredible amounts of stress: Do I have enough to afford the new iPhone that my daughter wants so badly? How will we celebrate in light of John’s deployment next week? Will grandpa make inappropriate […]

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New Blog Post: The Spiral of Grief

November 24, 2014

by Andrea Gregg, Refuge Center Intern “For in grief nothing “stays put.” One keeps on emerging from a phase, but it always recurs. Round and round. Everything repeats. Am I going in circles, or dare I hope I am on a spiral? But if a spiral, am I going up or down it?”― C.S. Lewis, A […]

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