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Our goal is to use this blog as a vehicle for sharing with clients and others who might benefit from what is written here. May you find something here that is impetus to ponder or merely brightens your day.

Shame Resolved
Shame Resolved

One of my favorite stories is told by Jesus in Luke 15:11-32, “The Prodigal Son.” Before continuing, I invite you to follow the link below; enjoy the story. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=luke+15%3A11-32&version=NIV&interface=print This parable depicts the ultimate example of a loving father. One who, by the standards of most, had every right to reject his son and shame

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Defining Shame

If shame were somehow magically banished from this world, I might not have a counseling practice.  For most of my clients, at some point during the process of therapy, we eventually circle back to shame and its lifelong effects.  Dealing with shame is vital to one’s emotional health. A soundbite I repeat often in an

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Balance = Human ≠ Perfection

Last week we wrote about New Year’s Resolutions and joining the “Top 40,” those who succeed.  Today we visit one of the foundations to success: understanding our humanness and accepting our imperfection.  We tend to discard our resolutions when we encounter imperfect implementation.  One blogger quoted psychologist Janet Polivy regarding the “What the Hell” effect

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