Peace Partnership
1 Nov

Choosing Thankfulness in a Thankless World

I wrote this article on a Monday. Mondays generally provide me with a choice: to be thankful or thankless. I can wake up thankful for a new week, a fresh start, gainful employment, and the opportunity to support people as they journey toward greater wellness or, I can be cranky that it is Monday, sad […]

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1 Aug

Choosing Joy

  In a world where the news and social media constantly bombard us with bad news and tragedy it seems counter-cultural to center our focus on joy. However, shifting our focus toward joy teaches us important lessons. My understanding of this began during a particularly rough season at the end of college. Finding Joy in […]

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4 May

Perfecting Failure

Recently finishing my doctorate and professional licensure exposed me to a multitude of setbacks and failures. I have since recovered from the academic chaos that was the last 3+ years, caught up on a lot of missed sleep, and now, upon reflection, am reminded of the lessons learned from each of my “failures”. In failure […]

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1 Dec

Gratitude

   Expressing our thanks to others is common practice. Often, from an early age we are required to practice our manners by saying please and thank you (albeit begrudgingly) at the request of our parents. With the season of giving and thankfulness upon us, this practice can do more than give us warm fuzzies […]

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1 Aug

Tips & Tools for Raising Emotionally Healthy Kids

  It’s that time again. School supply ads are inundating our TV’s, inboxes, and mailboxes. It could only mean one thing—Back to School! This time of year brings about a lot of change for our kids—no matter what their age or stage. I recently presented on the emotional needs of kids and I’ve included some […]

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