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Sara McKeown
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Nationally Certified Counselor & Wellness Coach
Nationally Certified Counselor & Wellness Coach

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The Best Parenting Advice Isn't Even Parenting Advice
I grew up in a pretty small, conservative Southern town where right was right and wrong was wrong. And you weren't supposed to much question that. So when I encountered the concept of dialectics in graduate school, I was skeptical. For those of you wonderin...

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My Fish Are Dead!
Or the Importance of Treating Mental Illness When I was about 16 my OB/GYN diagnosed me with PMDD (premenstrual dysphoric disorder) and recommended that I start taking Sarafem (Prozac for women). This diagnosis and treatment plan excited me because for the ...

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Don't Think Twice, It's Alright
The advice I wish someone had given me When I found out I was pregnant I did a lot of things, including but not limited to: freak out, cry, wallow in bed, throw up, sleep, curse, squeal with delight, deny, worry, wonder, question, and obsess. But perhaps wh...

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Just Be and Other Things I Learned While Recovering
Wild Geese by Mary Oliver   You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves. Tell me about despair, yours, and I will t...

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New Year's Resolutions
December 31st, 2013 While most pop champagne and share ruddy cheeked kisses, I sit on the couch running my fingers along my belly. No outward sign of the abnormality I know is there. No rippled skin. No hard place. No indentation or bulge. Nothing to announ...

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Four Ideas for Better Living
Conversations for Overcoming Depression Dear Internet, I spend most of my time thinking about how I can improve myself, what I need to work on, how I'm lacking, and/or ways to combat any number of the things I've either been diagnosed with or have diagnosed...

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