Peace Partnership
1 June

The Oppression of Should & The Wisdom of Why

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Many people seek counseling for ways of thinking and behaviors they feel like they should or should not be doing. These exaggerated expectations are commonly referred to as baggage. But there are healthy standards we need to hold ourselves to, so how do we find the line between maintaining healthy beliefs and taking on unhealthy and destructive beliefs? There […]

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3 Feb

Love, Acceptance & Approval

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Acceptance and approval are often mistaken as the same thing, but they are two very different concepts. The English word, “acceptance” means recognizing the reality of a situation or condition and is derived from a Latin word meaning, “to find rest in.” When we accept someone, we acknowledge the good and bad realities of who […]

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2 Dec

Brilliant Advice No One Shared With Me

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1. Your Marriage Responsibility In marriage, your spouse may know more about you than you do! The trick to real growth is to do your part in creating an environment where your spouse feels safe and secure enough to share these invaluable secrets with you. This can result in better teamwork when each of you […]

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1 Aug

The Most Important Question No One Asks

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We all want to be happy. I often ask people, “What do you want out of life?” and people frequently respond with something like, “I want to have a great job that pays well and be in a loving, lasting relationship.” This response is so predictable and generic it no longer carries any real meaning. […]

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7 Nov

Psychopharmacology Part 2

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As the two classes of drugs that had been responsible for launching the psychopharmacology revolution plunged in sales, strides were made to rehabilitate the psychiatry field. Psychiatrists had a distinct advantage in that they were physicians and the only individuals able to write prescriptions for psychotropic drugs at that time. If the image of the […]

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