Throughout our Wellsprings offices, you will find many pieces of artwork with beams of light coming into dark areas, such as forests.  It is the “picture” in my mind’s eye of what counseling can do in people’s lives if they allow truth to penetrate the dark areas where they are constantly hurt.  When we are…

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Did you ever purchase something new for your home and find that as you added the new element to the room, the things that were older in the room became glaringly apparent? Be it freshly painted walls, new carpeting or a new sofa, suddenly old became very distinct; however, rarely can everything be changed at…

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On a recent trip to NYC, I had the privilege of meeting with a Broadway star with the group of students I was chaperoning. The actress had played the lead female role in plays such as Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, The Little Mermaid, and other amazing shows and she chose to share with…

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Empowering Your Summer Tip 1 Create a daily schedule. Scheduling will reduce whining because children will know what is coming and be empowered to know when they will have time to do what they want to do. Scheduling will also reduce the ” out of control” feeling for mommies too! Empowering Your Summer Tip 2…

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When I was a child, I loved to read and one of my favorite books (besides the Nancy Drew series) was “The Secret Garden” by Frances Hodgson Burnett. The story details all the discoveries of a girl when she moves in with distant relatives who she had never met. One of the main character’s discoveries…

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Do you know anyone who spends a lot of time reminiscing about how good things were in the past instead of creating good in the present? We tend to skew our perception of reality when we long for things of the past to be in the present. Rarely can old ways be contained in our…

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Sometimes it is sooooooooo hard to keep new habits. We all want to create new and updated versions of self, but alas, the realities of being stuck in the ruts of old ways are hard to break. I started a new habit in January of trying to write blog posts twice a week. At first…

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Do you Recognize your Water Bottle? Most of us have perceived images of what a water bottle looks like; therefore, when water is presented in a different container we tend to not recognize it for what is in the container. The same can be true for life giving people in our lives. We have an…

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Did you ever get to the end of a day and say to yourself, “I’ll never do that again!!!” We all have moments of great frustration that cause us do start setting stronger boundaries for ourselves or others. Unfortunately, we do not always allow ourselves to be taught by the mistake. Many times, we allow…

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In the world of counseling, we frequently discuss relationships and how to interact with people in positive ways. I regularly am directing people to learn new communication skills that promote positive emotional connections in their relationships. Learning a new way of how to speak to others is often like learning a foreign language. It takes…

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