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A Word about my Grand Reopening

A Word about my Grand Reopening As a result of last Monday’s announcement by Governor Greg Abbott concerning “opening up Texas,” I am pleased and excited to let you know that my counseling office is once again open for business. I understand that some of you will continue to be more cautious.  In that event, I will continue […]

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A Word about Masks

A Word about Masks Healthy and satisfying human communication depends upon many factors, verbal and nonverbal.  We listen to peoples’ words and tones of voice.  We also observe body language signals to supplement the words we are hearing. Everyone learns how to read these cues, but therapists are trained to be acutely observant of verbal […]

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A Word about “Desert Pete”

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A Word about “Desert Pete” It was decades ago, and the group called themselves The Kingston Trio.  So, you are thinking, “The Who?”  And I am saying, “No, not ‘The Who,’ The Kingston Trio! Now pay attention!” I was a kid, of course, and I loved their music!  But I was especially impressed with a […]

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A Word about the Tom Watson Suite

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A Word about the Tom Watson Suite As Jack Paar (ask your grandparents) would say, “I kid you not!” Paar was the late-night talk show forerunner of Johnny Carson (ask your parents). It was several years ago on Valentine’s day weekend, and I decided to be a good husband! I booked dinner and a room […]

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A Word about Terri

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A Word about Terri   Dr. Terri Gonzales is our play therapist  at Preston Place Counseling.  From the moment she held her first job in high school, she knew that whatever she was meant to do in life would involve working with children and helping others. She received both her masters and doctoral degrees from […]

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 A Word about “A Word About”

 A Word about “A Word About”   I have been writing these articles for the past 18 months.  On average, a new one is published every two weeks.  (Except for the last 8 weeks.  Don’t start with me.  I have my excuses!) Recently, I have been fortunate enough to have added 150-200 new recipients to this […]

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Germanwings Flight 9525

Germanwings Flight 9525–Making Sense Out of Senseless Acts On March 24, 2015, Germanwings Flight 9525 descended rapidly to its demise, killing all 150 aboard. In the immediate days following the crash, authorities have been able to deduce that this horrible tragedy was at the hands of the co-pilot, Andreas Lubitz, who was suffering from depression […]

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A WORD ABOUT PRIORITIES

A Word about Priorities In 1967, Charles E. Hummel wrote a booklet that was life changing for many people:Harold Duncan 2014 SM “Tyranny of the Urgent” was revised and expanded in 1994 and addresses the challenge many of us face in distinguishing between what is Important and what is Urgent in our lives. By Hummel’s […]

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THE VOICE OF GOD

The man whispered, “God, speak to me,” And a meadowlark sang. But the man did not hear. So the man yelled, “God, speak to me!” And, the thunder rolled across the sky. But the man did not listen. The man looked around and said, “God let me see you.” And a star shined brightly. But […]

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A WORD ABOUT AGING

“People grow old only by deserting their ideals.   “Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up interest wrinkles the soul.  “You are as young as your faith, as old as your doubt; as young as your self-confidence, as old as your fear; as young as your hope as old as your despair.   “In the […]

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