A Candid Discussion About Sexual Abuse In Light Of The Duggar Story

In light of the Josh Duggar story I want to have a candid discussion about sexual abuse. I don’t know all the details of the case and the Duggar’s are not my focus here.   Childhood Sexual Abuse is epidemic. Dare I say ubiquitous? Statistics say one in three women, and one in six men, have been victimized before the age of 18. As a counselor, I hear lots of stories of sexual...
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Life Inside The Fishbowl

While I was swimming around in the ocean of my career as a counselor, author, and teacher I saw what looked like a cool bunch of fish.   It seemed like they were where the action was. I wasn’t looking to get in that cluster but somehow it happened.   At first it was exciting. I was privy to all the news and gossip.   I felt official.   But soon I recognized I was no...
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Home Organization and Decorating

This year I’ve been on a quest to spruce up my home.   The space around us impacts how we feel. I want my home to say, “Welcome, I want you here, stay and have a cup of tea!” Remember, I told you that when I decorated our guest room.   In January, a friend told me about Marie Kondo’s book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. This book is very different from...
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Manny Pacquiao – No Stranger to Suffering

If you’re like me, and you don’t follow boxing, you might be asking who is Manny Pacquiao? I read about him in today’s Wall Street Journal (see link below). He has a big boxing match coming up this weekend.   The majority of sports fans know who he is but for those of you who don’t you might be interested in his story.   Manny Pacquiao is a Filipino...
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How I Missed The Forest For The Trees

    Have you ever had the experience of missing something really fun and interesting because it was too close to home? That’s how it is with Golden, Colorado. It’s a fourteen minute drive from my front door and yet I’ve never spent time here, despite living nearby for 25 years!   Oh sure, I’ve done the Coors Brewery tour, a bunch of times. And my husband and...
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