Peace Partnership
1 July

This American Family

I’ve been in the business of redeeming marriages for nearly 7 years now. I’ve been in the business of redeeming families much longer. It strikes me funny the amount of similarities between the families I work with and our current cultural climate. We are all seeking to navigate these choppy waters, and some of us […]

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1 June

Understanding Trauma

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Imagine Anna, a tall, thin, young woman in her mid 20’s, raised in the rural countryside of the Midwest. She has long hair and pale skin. Her voice has a meek tone to it and she talks with a mild Southern accent. Like her past, it’s something she’s worked hard to be rid of. One […]

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4 May

Toxic Positivity

In the last 6-8 weeks I’ve heard a lot of people work to find the positive in our current ‘shelter in place’ situation. We’ve seen humanity at its best and worst. We’ve gained new skills (or reacquainted ourselves with them: hello new homeschool teachers, homemade bread bakers, homemade disinfectant makers, homemade…well, you get it). And, […]

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6 Apr

Hope in Times of Crisis

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. The best medicine for anxiety and depression is hope. Yes, I’m well aware of the ins and outs of the clinical diagnostic features for both anxiety and depression. And I’m also aware that there are, at times, biological mechanisms at work where pharmacological remedies are warranted […]

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2 Mar

How To Slay Your Dragons

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“That which you most want to find will be found where you least want to look.”[1] Think About Your Thinking Most people cruise through their days more-or-less on autopilot. If you take yourself off autopilot and begin to really think about what’s occupying your thoughts it can be eye-opening. Research psychologists call this metacognition, which […]

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