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Douglas Thompson
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Paths
Tonight, I stumbled across something I wrote two years ago, when my oldest son was just 5: "Occasionally, my 5 year old son and I will take a walk through the woods together to get to the playground behind our house.  I know these woods well, and now that h...
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Paths
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Choose Your Words Reverently
A confession:  I was an English major in college before I became a therapist.  I like words.  Words are meaningful, and those meanings can make them  powerful  tools for growth and change.  Every day I spend in my office, I'm using words to create change wi...
Choose Your Words Reverently
Choose Your Words Reverently
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Something Wrong
"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men." - Frederick Douglass "Taking out the world in a blaze of glory should be seen as the least manly thing you can do."  - Lisa Hickey All weekend, I've struggled with how to address the tragic ...
Something Wrong
Something Wrong
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5 Ways to Help a Child Deal With a Parent’s Mental Illness
I need to thank Gilly Cannon (@BringingComfort), who writes the Brainstorm blog, for the inspiration to write this article.   Gilly’s son Jacob wrote “7 Ways To Help A Child Deal With A Parent Being Seriously Sick,” which Gilly posted on her blog.  It can b...
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Stewardship of Your Relationship
This one's for the guys. Do I have your attention, gentlemen? A big part of being a good man, is being good to the people in your life.   Ask yourselves, "who do I put first?" At the very top of this list should be the women in your life.  Remember the old...
Stewardship of Your Relationship
Stewardship of Your Relationship
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Raising Resilient Children
Our kitchen door is heavy.  It's an old house, and the door is basically a solid piece of wood.  One morning recently, my four year old son discovered that he could hang from both handles on either side of the door and swing from it, riding it back and fort...
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Raising Resilient Children
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Taking It In Stride
I had the pleasure of meeting motorcycling legend Kevin Schwantz a few years back.  I happen to be a big fan of motorcycle racing, so when reading Matthew Miles' recent piece for CycleWorld (http://www.cycleworld.com/2014/04/18/motogp-update-kevin-schwantz-...
Taking It In Stride
Taking It In Stride
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Glasses and Mugs
"As you think, so shall you become." Unfortunately, I'm not as quick as Bruce Lee, the author of that quote.   This morning, I'd used up the very last of the coffee grounds to make my cup of coffee, and had barely managed to take a few sips before spilling ...
Glasses and Mugs
Glasses and Mugs
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Kurt
Yesterday marked twenty years since the suicide of singer and songwriter Kurt Cobain.  I'm concerning myself with a very simple message today. Your life is valuable. You are valuable, and your life has worth.   If you or someone you know is struggling with ...
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Perceptions
It’s a simple truth that we often forget:  other people don’t necessarily share our views and ideas.  Another person’s perception of things won’t necessarily resonate with yours 100% of the time, and that goes double for the people you think are “supposed” ...
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