The Practice of Discernment

September 8, 2023

Meriam-Webster: Discernment– “The quality of being able to grasp and comprehend what is obscure.” Sometimes life calls us to slow the pace way down and take an inventory, an assessment of where we are and where we are going. Our modern culture can often feel like the proverbial fast-moving, even runaway train leaving us feeling […]

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Why Child-Centered Play Therapy?

June 27, 2023

Imagine you are really angry, but when asked to describe how you feel you can’t use the word “angry.” You might be thinking, “how am I supposed to tell someone how I feel if I don’t even know the words!” For children, toys are their words, not giving them an opportunity to play out their feelings with toys is […]

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Optimizing Your Vacation Time

June 26, 2023

School’s out and summer is here! This time of year can be a multitude of things: exciting, stressful, busy, restful, and fun. With camps, sports, trips, and pool days filling your calendar, it’s so easy for your summer to go by in a flash, leaving you feeling exhausted come fall. Have you ever gone on […]

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Navigating Buried Trauma in Adoptees

June 23, 2023

“Trauma hides who we are like a cloud blocking out the sun.  It doesn’t diminish our radiant brilliance.”  – Simon Benn             Adoption can be defined as “The action or fact of legally taking another’s child and bringing it up as one’s own, or the fact of being adopted.” Adoption can also mean, “To take by choice […]

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Reframing Your Picture of Honor

June 16, 2023

Author: Shelby Rawson “Honor your father and your mother, as the Lord your God commanded you, that your days may be long, and that it may go well with you in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.” (Deuteronomy 5:16 ESV) Alex stood before the card section in Kroger, just staring. He […]

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