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A Word about Gratitude

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A Word about Gratitude “What do you say?”  I can still hear my parents voices prompting a “Thank you” from me as a child.  Probably, so can you.  That’s one of the things for which I am very grateful–parents who embodied and encouraged a spirit of gratitude and thankfulness!  Adults who reminded me regularly that […]

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A Word about “Warts and All”

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A Word about “Warts and All” By his own admission, Oliver Cromwell was not the most attractive person in the British Empire.   In December 1653, he became head of state as Lord Protector.  (Click of the image to learn more.) In that era, dignitaries like Cromwell, when sitting for a portrait, would often instruct the […]

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A Word about Foundations

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A Word about Foundations “I like work; it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours.” Jerome K. Jerome They are building a house on the lot next to our house.  It is a big house!  (It could swallow our house four times over.)  And, from the time the site was first […]

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A Word about “Surviving the Holidays”

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A Word about “Surviving the Holidays” Many of us look forward to the upcoming holidays.  This season evokes wonderful memories of family, friends, food and frivolity.  (How’s that for a little alliteration?) We also know that not everyone shares those feelings of eager anticipation.  And understandably so.  People often express the sentiment, : “If my […]

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A Word about Prejudice

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A Word about Prejudice It’s one of those words that defines itself: Prejudice.  It is “an unfavorable opinion or feeling formed beforehand or without knowledge, thought or reason.”  It is pre-judging someone with very little or no basis in fact.   Some of the demographics that describe me:  69 years old, male, husband, father, grandfather, […]

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A Word about “Sean of the South”

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A Word about “Sean of the South” You may be familiar with him, but I was not until a dear friend recommended his daily articles. I confess, I am hooked–line and sinker hooked!  I can’t wait to read tomorrow’s offering. His name is Sean Dietrich, and he is a wonderfully sensitive, insightful and skilled writer–the […]

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A Word About Safe Conversations

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Safe Conversations Workshop Saturday, October 7 8:30–Registration and Refreshments 9:00-2:00–Workshop 6022 Prestoncrest Lane, Dallas, 75230 Registrations are steadily coming in for the workshop in two weeks! We are very excited about helping couples learn some communication skills that most people don’t know. Only 13 percent of the US population will ever seek professional counseling for […]

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Save this Date!

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Save this Date! October 7, 2017 Safe Conversations Workshop 8:30–Registration and Refreshments 9:00-2:00–Workshop 6022 Prestoncrest Lane, Dallas, 75230 “Talking is the most dangerous thing people do.” Harville Hendrix, PhD Drs Harville Hendrix and Helen LaKelly Hunt are the founders of Safe Conversations/Relationships First. (Click on the above image to go to their web site.) As […]

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A Word about Your Brain

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A Word about Your Brain Don’t delete this just because it looks weird. Believe it or not, you can read it.     I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg The  phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mind.  Aoccdrnig to rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn’t mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the first and last ltteer […]

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Katrina Giries, MS, LPC, NCC

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Katrina Giries, MS, LPC, NCC Our hearts are broken.  We have lost a beloved friend and wonderful colleague.  Her clients have lost a skilled therapist and valued advocate.  Her husband has lost a faithful and loving partner, and her children have lost a devoted, nurturing mother. Katrina came to Preston Place Counseling five years ago […]

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