Humility and Freedom

March 7, 2018

It’s tax season. I know this because I have to complete my taxes. But I’m also reminded of tax season as I drive to work and see the same man dressed as the Statue of Liberty waving around a sign. At first, I felt bad for the guy. But as I kept driving he kept […]

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Healthy Shame. Is There Such a Thing?

October 17, 2017

If I were to grab some athletic shorts, throw on a jersey, lace up some shoes and go for it, would that seem crazy? I mean, it’s only 10 feet in the air, and I’m 6 feet tall. How could this end badly? Well, the truth is, it very well could end up badly. You […]

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Shame Resilience Group Counseling for Women

July 25, 2017

The Women’s Group for Confidence & Connection is now taking new members, 18+, starting Wednesday, September 27th. 12 members max.  This is a closed, 10 week Psychoeducational group for women, using Dr Brene Brown’s work on Shame-Resilience. More information can be found here.

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New Blog Post: Generations without fathers

June 30, 2015

by Refuge intern, Christine Gilbert Today’s generation lives in a society that promotes individuality. Unlike previous generations who strove to follow in the family business or honor their family name, today we are told to “be ourselves” no matter the cost. But how do we actually define “ourselves”? We no longer believe age equals wisdom, […]

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Shame: A Crippling Entity

December 8, 2014

by Laura Deneen, Refuge Center Intern Shame shows up in many different forms, across a variety of circumstances. A husband who returns home to tell his wife that he lost his job, an adolescent who frequently abuses substances, or a mother who tells her child she is unsure of the father’s identity are examples of […]

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