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2020, a Year for Perfect Vision

2020, a Year for Perfect Vision

I heard somebody make the observation that our vision should be perfect in the year 2020. As a Psychologist in my 18th year of practice I am wildly aware of just how important the way we choose to see things can affect our daily lives. How we look at our lives...

Simple Steps to Success in the New Year

Simple Steps to Success in the New Year

It’s that time of year again when many of us reflect with family and friends and begin to set goals for the new year. Often we want to be healthier by exercising more, eating better, or spending more quality time with our loved ones. If you’re like most people we...

Snowflakes

Snowflakes

We are not powerless specks of dust drifting around in the wind, blown by random destiny. We are, each of us, like beautiful snowflakes-unique, and born for a specific reason and purpose. - Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Millions of snowflakes fall in a storm. If you have ever...

A Holiday Tradition for Dads

A Holiday Tradition for Dads

Twenty years ago, or so, when I was in graduate school, I thought it would be a great idea to take my two young sons Christmas shopping for their mom. They were probably 5 and 3. I loaded the Graco Duo stroller into the car and we headed for the mall. I had managed to...

Striking Back on Panic Attacks

Striking Back on Panic Attacks

The first time I had a panic attack I was 16 years old. I was house sitting for a friend and never really liked being home alone, especially in the middle of a desolate area. I soon found myself laying on the living room floor in a panic. I couldn’t breathe. I was...