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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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A WORD ABOUT COURAGE

His name is Bert Lahr, (The Wizard of Oz, 1939).  His character was known as the “Cowardly Lion,” but as we find out near the end of the movie, that was really a misnomer! When he met the Wizard, asked for courage and was told he already possessed courage, he asked, “Then why do I […]

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MOURNING THE DEATH OF COMEDIC ICON ROBIN WILLIAMS

August 12, 2014–The world is mourning the loss of an American, comedic icon, Robin Williams (1951 – 2014). Williams was known for his genius wit and versatile acting ability in roles from the zany Mork in “Mork and Mindy” to dramatic roles like Mr. Keating in “Dead Poets Society” and Sean McGuire in “Good Will […]

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