Crisis and Trauma: When to Seek Help

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*In the aftermath of the impact of Hurricane Harvey, we are going to repost a series on dealing with crisis and trauma. How should I help myself and my family in a time of crisis? There are a number of steps you can take to help restore emotional well being … Read More

Emotions and Divorce

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When the idea of divorce becomes an unwelcome reality, there are a lot of emotions that drive decision making. Even if you’ve determined to be as gracious and collaborative as possible, guilt, fear, shame, anger, hurt, and pain all make pretty quick appearances. Sometimes people are really caught off guard … Read More

Divorce 911: Identify the Problems to Find the Solutions

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Recently, GROW Counseling and Dr. Wendy Dickinson partnered with Divorce 911 to create a few short videos addressing common themes in divorce. In this video, they discuss how to deal with problems that are under your control or outside of your control. Please follow and like us:

Divorce 911: Your Inner Strength

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Recently, GROW Counseling and Dr. Wendy Dickinson partnered with Divorce 911 to create a few short videos addressing common themes in divorce. In this video, they discuss the topic of your inner “bad ass” and how important it is to find the help you need to educate and find courage when … Read More

Divorce 911: Normalize Your Emotions

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Recently, GROW Counseling and Dr. Wendy Dickinson partnered with Divorce 911 to create a few short videos addressing common themes in divorce. In this video, they discuss the topic of “normalizing” your emotions. Please follow and like us:

Eat Your Olives!

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Want to remember more? Then don’t forget your olives! A recent study by researchers at the University of Miami and Columbia University showed that a Mediterranean-style diet, which emphasizes healthy fats, fruits, and vegetables, might protect against blood-vessel damage in the brain, reducing the risk of stroke and memory loss. The scientists … Read More

Holiday Traditions

Every family has traditions. From the way a family passes out presents, what the family eats on holiday mornings,  or even celebrating a religious tradition, these traditions flow through our holidays.  As children grow, move out of the house and even start their own core families, deciding which traditions to take from generation to generation is up to the children.

Exploring Gratitude: Gratitude and Sparkle

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I was doing some nerdy reading recently and stumbled on a scholarly publication called “The Journal of Happiness Studies.” Yes, please! Basically these scholars review and approve articles all related to Happiness. Turns out study after study has been done to try to break the code on how to make us happier.

Exploring Gratitude: Gratefulness According to Webster

I confess – I’ve always had a secret love for the dictionary. I find language to be fascinating, care about the way that things are said, and appreciate the nuances in the choice of one word over another.

I found myself the other day thinking about how we have a tendency to interchange the words thankful and grateful. So I decided to do a little research and what I found really surprised me. It’s changed the way that I look at the idea of gratitude.

Dealing with Stress During the Government Shutdown

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Part of the challenge with this kind of stress is that it is outside of our control. Most people can handle almost anything for a few days, but after that window of time, endurance fatigue starts to set in and people begin to feel overwhelmed and hopeless. It’s important to do what you can to manage the stress of the uncertain and unknown. Here are a few things that we recommend to our clients during times of stress…