Category Archives: A Word About

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A Word about Next Weekend!

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A Word about Next Weekend! By Dr. Harold Duncan I have been a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist for more than 30 years. It is a blessing and an honor for me to work with couples as they seek to connect and repair damaged relationships. Two of the most influential people in my professional life are […]

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A Word about “Exploring”

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A Word about “Exploring”     “If you aren’t making ten mistakes a day, you aren’t trying hard enough!” It was in California (of course:), and the company was a small, tech research and development firm. One thing that made them unique was that the president of the company (quoted above) wanted his employees to […]

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A Word about Messes

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A Word about Messes        I’ve never met Jerry Van Amerongen, creator of “Ballard Street,” but I consider him to be an imaginative and insightful observer of the human condition.  His cartoons never cease to delight me and make me think–what a great combination! As a Professional Counselor and Marriage and Family Therapist, […]

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A Word About Gratitude

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What a wonderful holiday it is! Thanksgiving! It may be my favorite. No pressure to buy gifts. All we have to do is visit and eat and watch ball games (and eat). Of course, travel can be stressful as can be meal preparation. Also, being with people who we are normally not around involves its […]

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A Word about Empathy

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A Word about Empathy    Couples who come to counseling usually have two very important things in common: they are disconnected from each other (mildly, moderately or majorly) and they feel unsafe with each other (sometimes physically but most often emotionally). One reality of couples’ therapy, according to highly regarded marital therapists, researchers and authors […]

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A Word About ‘Practice Update’

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   (Please click on each image to access the article.)   Diet High in Refined Carbs Could Increase Depression Risk Social Integration Reduces Suicide Risk in Women More Social Media Use Linked to Mental Health Concerns in Teens

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A Word about “Grief Light”

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A Word about “Grief Light”     Julie Yarbrough is a friend. I have known her for several years. She has a heart for people who are hurting, and she is no stranger to grief.   We grieve when we suffer loss, and losses can come in many different forms. Certainly, when we lose loved ones, […]

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Researchers Say Some People Do Age Faster Than Others

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   (Please click on each image to access the article.)   Researchers Say Some People Do Age Faster Than Others Cyberbullying in Children and Young People Complicated Grief

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A Word about “Lyin’ Eyes”

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A Word about “Lyin’ Eyes”     According to the song (Eagles, 1975), the young girl married the rich, old man so that she would not have to worry. Worry about being taken care of, worry about being able to afford an opulent life style, worry about the rest of her life. It certainly must have […]

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A Word about Guidance

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A Word about Guidance     Accepting guidance from someone requires a certain level of trust. While trust comes more easily and naturally to some than to others, practically every aspect of our lives is based upon our willingness to trust someone else–even people we do not know and will never meet!  Think about it. When […]

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