Forced or not, we are all in the pause together. Practicing something that helps us play is just what this therapist orders. Medication, in some chronic situations is needed, but what happens when we are faced with an acute traumatic experience such as your reality being changed up all of a sudden. Now weeks into […]
It’s easy to fall into the vicious cycle of overwhelm. Not so easy, while in that vortex, to break free of the downward spiral and find a way to the freedom of living life in the moment. There are all sorts of quip comments and inspirational quotes to pivot you past the pessimism that occurs […]
Like many, I’m scratching my head say WTH just happened? I’m pinching myself to wake up from this episode of Twilight Zone. I’m acutely aware of the ramifications of the rapid changes we are experiencing on a global level and like so many times when faced with sudden unexpected crisis. My brain is screaming internally […]
By Christen Deering-Wilcock, LMSW There are 4 types of parenting styles: Authoritarian Authoritative Permissive Uninvolved 1️⃣Authoritarian parents are very strict. Obedience is very important to these parents; behave or be punished… end of story. They tend to be highly demanding but not too responsive for the needs of the child. Children of such parents may […]
Why do I do what I do?Many have asked me and all I can say is I can’t help myself. I can’t imagine doing anything else. You see, I have made my life journey my work and I have come to realize that every fiber of my being wants to help others lessen the load. […]
First published in the Pawling record on December 29th, 2017. Talking about the things many of us take for granted. Inspiring local resident, Lucille Grippo, shares how she’s come to learn the value of the simply things in her life, like the calendar. Read more. Click here.
First published in the November 2017 issue of the Pawling Record. Read more. Click here.
Life is a series of refocusing the lens. The lens of how you view yourself in relation to the world. What makes you tick and do the things you do? Today while journaling I focused on contentment. In the past I would be clouded by discontentment, second guessing myself, and indecision. I couldn’t imagine any […]
Wow! How quickly a mood can change. You’re plugging along, cramming the day full of “STUFF”, open the mail to an unexpected $8000+ bill and a letter from a company saying they are sending you to collections. Panic….TEARS….a call to your insurance company only to find that somewhere along the line a check was lost […]
There’s really nothing to be afraid of. All you need is more information. Advanced directives are something everyone over the age of 18 should have. Did you know that 20-30% of end of life interventions had no meaning and actually prolonged patient suffering? So don’t be a chicken. Read more about ADVANCED DIRECTIVES your or […]