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A Word about Light

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A Word about Light I have never written an article in which I have quoted Plato and Three Dog Night, but here goes: Plato has said, “We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.” Similarly, Three Dog Night, […]

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A Word about the DFW Behavioral Health Symposium

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A Word about the DFW Behavioral Health Symposium I want you to be aware of a very special event described in the attached flyer.  (Please click on the image to be directed to the web site.) Saturday, April 1, has been designated, “Community Day” and is subtitled, “It Takes a Family.”  Some very special speakers and […]

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A Word about Math

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A Word about Math “Gable leaned forward. ‘Honey, there are three kinds of people: those who are good at math, and those who aren’t. Keep it simple.’  Nate watched the techs to see who would ask the inevitable question. Gable was floating the old conversational trick used by case officers to measure an interlocutor’s rapidity […]

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A Word about Keeping a Gratitude Diary

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A Word about Keeping a Gratitude Diary I’ve known for years about the value of keeping a gratitude diary.  I’ve even recommended it to clients, but I have never consistently done it myself until this year.  (You know you should do as I say and not as I do!) It is so helpful in so many […]

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A Word About Words

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Delyn Dendy Harrison wrote a piece called, “Word Power.” Words can comfort, or they can hurt. Words can compliment, and they can also insult. Words can motivate just as they can hinder. They can inspire, and they can reject. Words can express feelings, or they can verbalize reactions. Words, carelessly or angrily spoken Can be […]

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A Word about February 11

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A Word about February 11 Did you remember to save the date?  I asked you to few weeks ago, so I’m sure most of you did!  You did, right? Quite simply, it is the best couples’ communication program I have ever seen in my 35+ years of professional counseling!  It’s called Safe Conversations, and the […]

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A Word about 2017

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A Word about 2017   What does the year 2017 mean to you? I challenge you to go beyond “resolutions” that are easily forgotten and quickly broken. I challenge you to think about “modifications,” not only in your behavior but also in your thinking patterns. A few examples: Think more about the present and the […]

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A Word About 2016

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A Word About 2016   It’s a really good “counselor question:” “What did you learn in 2016?” Of course, every day provides numerous opportunities to learn something new or to be reminded of something we already know.  But this is a perfect time of the year to “take inventory” of our lives.  Where am I?  […]

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A Word about Holidays

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A Word about Holidays It’s been Christmas at Costco for about three months now. So, what do the holidays mean to you? For many, holidays mean stress. It’s true. The stress levels typically increase exponentially as the holidays come nearer and nearer. I want to share with you just a few, brief, “common sense” reminders […]

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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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