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    August 31, 2018

    Music used to touch our souls. It used to be an expression of feeling, all kinds of feelings, feelings about everything. Love, anger, hope, happiness, good times and bad times. We used to be able to feel it, the words used to land somewhere inside of us, they resonated and made us feel connected to them.

    I am not proposing that all music is lacking or no longer emotionally touching, there are still songs that can and...

    June 4, 2017

    I imagine you sometimes ask others how they are doing and that is absolutely great, but what about you? Think about the last time you stopped to check in and see where you were in your life. Just stopping to check in with yourself, are you ok? Are you happy?

    April 9, 2015

    For most of us, it isn't unusual to have a day or two when we feel like staying in bed with our head tucked under the blankets away from all civilization. It's when that day or two turns into weeks or months that concern sets in.  The term depression is generally used to describe when people feel down, unmotivated, have low to no energy and/or can't bring themselves to tap into their ambition.  Now, the reality is th...

    July 7, 2014

    While many single black and latina women internally battle the marriage disparity between them and their white counterparts, the idea of tolerating inappropriate behaviors from significant others becomes more appealing and tolerable than being alone for the rest of their lives.  Now, that reasoning may seem fine and dandy in the moment, but that’s not what being in a happy relationship is about.  This idea that all r...

    June 16, 2014

    As a clinician, it feels like there's a diagnosis for any and every behavior a child exhibits.  As a parent, how do you decide whether or not medication is a viable option for your child's presenting concerns? Believe it or not, the route you choose will have lasting effects on your relationship with your child.  There are a couple of things you might want to consider before jumping into a morning medication regimen....

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