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Stillness

November 2nd, 2019 by

Most people can recall a proverb that was passed down to them while they were growing up that reflects our society’s admiration for keeping busy.   Maybe it was the saying “the early bird gets the worm” or “busy as a beaver.”  There is no denying that being busy is considered somet...

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Live By Grace, Not Perfection

September 17th, 2019 by

One way to impact daily happiness is choosing to live by grace rather than perfection. Grace is the practice of giving kindness and understanding in situations in which it is not deserved. It is not based on merit or worth. It is given despite a wrong or a mistake. When you do this, it not [&hell...

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Overwhelmed by all the bad in the world, and ready to give up?

August 13th, 2019 by

Recently I became disheartened when someone I love and respect stated that they weren’t sure if they could get behind forgiveness given the state of the world today. This broke my heart a bit because this person is generous with understanding, optimism, “being the solution”, and is often t...

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Join Beverly Therapists in a Supply Drive for Asylum Seeking Families

August 13th, 2019 by

As our hearts mourn for so much that feels so wrong in the world, we ask how can we help be the healing? At Beverly Therapists, Jennifer Lara will be leading a supply drive for Sueños Sin Fronteras. Sueños Sin Fronteras is a Latinx and Womxn- led collective responding to the immediate, short-te...

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How to Stay Sane in an Insane System

July 19th, 2019 by

Many of us have worked in big bureaucracies or other systems in which Rule #1 seems to be “nothing makes sense.” We can spend much of our time frustrated and angry about how illogical the decisions of others may seem. Sometimes these decisions impact us directly; at other times, they just s...

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What’s going on in your teen’s life? Confessions of a Therapist . . .

June 27th, 2019 by

Author’s note:  The purpose of this article to provide psychoeducation and support to parents, teachers, coaches, or any other adult/authority figures who have frequent contact with teens of “Generation Z” or “I-Generation” and want to know more about the unique challenges today’s t...

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Moon Circle

May 31st, 2019 by

Human connection is proven to be an important part of wellness. For ages, people have gathered in groups for many reasons to connect, empower each other, and heal. “A circle” is a gathering with some commonly agreed guidelines and can form around a wide range of themes including common id...

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My Case for Changing Mother’s Day to Mothering Day

May 1st, 2019 by

Being a mother myself, I know first-hand the laborious journey of all that motherhood entails. I have experienced such tremendous joys, have sacrificed my own needs repeatedly for my family, and humbly, I am grateful for it all. It’s sweet to be celebrated on Mother’s Day but honestly, I si...

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Transition is coming! Prepare yourself!

March 25th, 2019 by

According to Merriam-Webster, the definition of transition is passage from one state, stage, subject or place to another.  To put it more succinctly: transition is change. It is certain that our lives will be altered. Change, after all, is inherent. Some life transitions are expected; such as...

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Why Breathe?

January 26th, 2019 by

Over the years of providing psychotherapy I have often heard from clients that they are averse to taking deep breaths when coping with distressing thoughts or situations. I can understand this perspective, and it makes logical sense that thinking more about those distressing thoughts or situation...

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