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What My Cats Taught Me about Self-Care During the Pandemic | Mindy Rhoades

By Guest Author / March 11, 2021

The first time I heard about self-care, I laughed. I really thought it was a joke. Now, years later, I am so glad that my graduate program emphasized its importance and that the world at large has come to understand how crucial self-care is to our overall well-being. Ultimately, I define self-care as being able to say yes and no, to both ourselves and others, as we need to. While I like to think I was pretty good at self-care, 2020 put that to the test. Somehow I don’t think I’m alone in that.

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My Journey as a Play Therapist | Nancy Soliz

By Guest Author / February 8, 2021

A Sneak Peek at the NEW Play Therapy Room By Nancy Soliz There is nothing more fun and livelier than a child engaged in play.  As many of us do,…

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A Pandemic Holiday: It Is What It Is | Mary E.M. Scruggs

By Guest Author / December 9, 2020

The holiday season is upon us; and with everything going on these days (i.e., global pandemic), I often find myself asking a lot of questions. I’m fairly certain given the…

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Creative Communication: The Power of Art Therapy | Alexandra Steward

By Guest Author / November 11, 2020

Whenever I visit my grandmother, or “Nanna” as all the grandkids call her, we paint together and she tells me stories about her life from long ago. She would delight…

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month | Victoria James

By Guest Author / October 6, 2020

“Abuse thrives only in silence. You have the power to end domestic violence simply by shining a spotlight on it.” Leslie Steiner I’ve thought a lot about what I wanted…

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Trauma Leaves a Mark, Even if You Can’t See It | Hanah Barnard

By Guest Author / September 15, 2020

“Some people’s lives seem to flow in a narrative, mine had many stops and starts. That’s what trauma does. It interrupts the plot… It just happens, and then life goes…

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Managing Your Superpower [Part 2]: What Recovering Sex Addicts Can Learn from Mister Rogers

By Joshua Nichols / July 3, 2020

I don’t know about you, but I am fascinated by Fred Rogers! Something you may or may not find odd about my fascination is that until recently I only knew…

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Managing Your Superpower [Part 1]: What Mister Rogers Has in Common with Sex Addicts

By Joshua Nichols / March 4, 2020

“Anything that is human is mentionable; and anything that is mentionable can be more manageable.” Fred Rogers I have a confession to make – although I am very familiar with…

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Theraplay®: Changing the World One Playful Interaction at a Time | by Nancy Soliz

By Guest Author / February 21, 2020

“If you want to change the world, go home and love your family.” Mother Teresa For the twelfth time this morning, I am telling my daughter to get her shoes…

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Three Lessons from Mister Rogers to Help Your Child Develop Emotional Intelligence | by Julie Perna

By Guest Author / January 29, 2020

“I feel that if we in public television can only make it clear that feelings are mentionable and manageable, we will have done a great service for mental health.” Fred…

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