Category Archives: Personal Growth

Art as Self Care

This weekend, despite struggling to overcome a wicked stomach bug, I took some time out to stroll through the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) with a friend who was visiting town. Historically, I had considered taking in art as a luxury; … Continue reading

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Can You Spare Some Change?

Change. It happens to every single one of us every single day. It’s oftentimes something that we simply allow to happen to us.  And at times we have no choice but to accept it. Consider the following series of change … Continue reading

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I guess that’s why they call it the blues

Sometimes I feel grateful to work in schools- I notice friends and family around me catching various forms of sniffles and colds while I generally remain healthy. I am sure this could be contributed to a myriad of things, but … Continue reading

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Where, oh where, is Spring?

When I got into my car this morning, the temperature read 10°. That’s right, 10° on March 6. What is going on? I mean, shouldn’t it be warming up by now? Where is Spring!? Now don’t get me wrong, I … Continue reading

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An Afghan Adventure

So, I spent the past 10 months at a Marine Corps base in Afghanistan. I’m not a Marine, not an active duty service member, nor a contractor.  I’m a legitimate Government Service (GS) “civil servant” who voluntarily applied to deploy … Continue reading

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It’s all a balancing act.

Has anyone ever told you that graduate school is crazy? If not, let me be the first, because do I have a reality check for you. I’m sorry, but there’s really no other way to accurately describe graduate school. There’s … Continue reading

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Pearls of Wisdom… no, really!

Among the myriad of Facebook posts (Side note: Facebook is 10?? Really? It makes me feel old to remember a time [high school!] before Facebook existed) there was the all too familiar link to a quasi-deep post that makes my … Continue reading

Posted in Counseling Psychology, Personal Growth, School Psychology

Work Self versus Non-Work Self…in Bangkok

Some of us have a distinct Work Self separate from our Non-Work Self. You know, the driven, straight-laced person you are at work juxtaposed against the person who lets their hair down in appropriate settings outside of work. I personally … Continue reading

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Tis the Season to be Thankful

I have a long list of things to be thankful for this year. My family is healthy and happy, and we are all looking forward to spending time together for the upcoming holidays. The Christmas movies have been pulled off … Continue reading

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Professional Selves- and a Confession

I have a confession to make. After I leave my practicum site I head across town to pick my daughter up from daycare. I cross the Merrimack River, guess which shortcut will be most effective that day, weave around slow-moving … Continue reading

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