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7 Tips on Writing a Eulogy

by Diana Raab, Ph.D. It is inevitable that at one point in your life you will lose someone dear to you. If you are a writer, there is a good chance that you will be asked to write a eulogy. While the task is not always an easy one, it is a great honor to […]

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We Are The Change That We Seek

by Dr. Froswa’ Booker-Drew Previously we looked at the three stages of change, at what makes up personal transformation. I used the work of author Jack Meizrow (2000) to break the process into three components: A disorienting dilemma Critical Reflection Perception Transformation Personal Experience with Disorienting Dilemmas I’ve had my own disorienting dilemmas. I grew […]

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How Does Personal Transformation Occur?

by Dr. Froswa’ Booker-Drew After a long hard week of preparing for Greater Dallas Movement Day, (an event that has over 1000 in attendance that I have been fortunate to serve as emcee for the past two years) I spent some time taking it easy. I’m not much of a movie watcher but I wanted […]

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Humans: Perfectly Imperfect

By Deborah Olson, M.A. LPC I recently took a bucket list trip to Sanibel Island, Florida. For many years I have read about this unique barrier island famous for its outstanding shelling. Since combing the shores for shells is one of my passions, I felt these beaches were calling my name. My quest for ocean […]

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Disconnection: The Gift of Silence

by Dr. Froswa’ Booker-Drew As I write this, it has been twenty seven hours of being disconnected from my phones, laptop, iPad, television, and people to some degree. I decided to spend a week-end at a monastery to get quite and hear the small inner voice that has been craving to share insights and lessons. […]

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How Meditation Can Heal Scars From Trauma

By Tom North, author of “True North: The Shocking Truth About “Yours, Mine and Ours” Meditation saved my life. My father, Richard North, died in a Navy jet test flight crash when I was six years old. Fifteen months after his death, my mother, Helen North who had eight children, re-married a man named Frank […]

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Nourish to Flourish: 7 Tips For Flourishing

By Deborah Olson, M.A. LPC Yes, eating a healthy diet packed with nutrients and vitamins is important for maintaining a healthy body. Yet, many of us neglect the vital ingredients needed to sustain our mental health. Simply put, we must nourish to flourish. In other words, feed your soul as well as your body. These […]

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Gone Too Soon: The Gift from My Grief

by Froswa’ Booker-Drew, Ph.D. I remember grabbing my phone the first thing on Friday morning to check messages. There it was. The message that I was not prepared to read from one of my dear cousins who has been my role model and friend: “Our cousin, Jackie, passed away in her sleep last night.” It […]

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Aligning Your Internal Dialog With Your External Message

by Wendy Reese I had a mentor who used to tell me “fake it till you make it.” It didn’t really work. I mean sure, when you’re in a funk you can watch comedy until you feel better. Your intention, though, is to feel better. Maybe your intention is to be confident, courageous, and awesome, […]

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Robin Williams: Suicide, the Media, and the Aftermath

by Dr. Tracy Bennett [Editor’s Note: Even though it has been many days since the news of Robin William’s passing came to our attention, this article by Dr. Tracy Bennett is timeless in its look at the act of suicide, and the impact felt across the country. She brings up some sobering thoughts about the […]

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