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Determination of the Puppy

Posted on July 6, 2018 at 2:00 PM Comments comments (2818)

Our therapy dog in training is a young Cocker Spaniel. This little guy despite being small will often take on things that seem impossible. He often holds his ground against pit bulls and rottweilers. Every day he runs into the every single room in hopes of capturing the kids stuff animals as they are his favorite chew toys. Everyday he collects up to ten different stuff animals. Despite the toys always getting taken from him and being told "no" daily, then pl...

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Summer Time Fun

Posted on July 5, 2018 at 1:50 PM Comments comments (1)


We hope everyone had a great fourth of July and continues to enjoy the summer. As we reflect on the past holiday we realized, we all something to be grateful for. For most of us living in this country we have rights and freedoms bestowed unto us without having to do anything. Others have to work a little harder but can also enjoy the freedoms of this country. This is not a political piece just stating in the US of A we are encouraged to live our lives as we...

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The Guide

Posted on July 3, 2018 at 8:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Some of the best films have a character that helps the hero/heroin achieve a goal and go on to defeat the villain. The guide although important is never the main character. They show up impart knowledge, training and encouragement. The guide then departs from the story or watches from afar. Then the hero is off to conquer the villain and save the day. Although today there are few evil villains as big as Darth Vader or Kylo Ren. Hero’s every day are facing villain...

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The Guide

Posted on July 3, 2018 at 8:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Some of the best films have a character that helps the hero/heroin achieve a goal and go on to defeat the villain. The guide although important is never the main character. They show up impart knowledge, training and encouragement. The guide then departs from the story or watches from afar. Then the hero is off to conquer the villain and save the day. Although today there are few evil villains as big as Darth Vader or Kylo Ren. Hero’s every day are facin...

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The Power of You

Posted on July 2, 2018 at 7:15 PM Comments comments (1)

We noticed an uptick in people with of self-doubt. Although a little self-doubt is understandable. Today we are focusing on what you need to understand your power. The human spirit is unbreakable it's endured famine, slavery, genocide and continue to survive & thrive. Humans are not the fiercest creatures but the most adaptable. We can create weapons & safe havens. People are often focused on how they don't measure up instead of of focusing on their po...

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Three Pumps of Wealth

Posted on June 29, 2018 at 7:25 PM Comments comments (8)

Finances will tell you have three streams of income for financial stability. The same is true for your health. For overall health one should address issues of the mind, body and spirit. For the body participate in a healthy diet and physical activities. For the spirit attend religious institutions or in spirituality practices such as donations, and volunteering. The mind is the most challenging. Without balance the mind will run till exhaustion. When that happe...

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Couples

Posted on June 4, 2018 at 6:20 PM Comments comments (1)

A common issue we get with couples is "they just don't listen or understand". At least that is the first thing we hear. After we dig a little more we find out that its much simpler than that. The couples are often saying the same thing but, the way they are saying it just doesn't make sense to their partner. Regardless of how long a couple has been together unless the couple has agreed on a common language there will be miscommunication. One partner can say "you didn't do the dishes" and the...

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Working with children

Posted on June 4, 2018 at 5:30 PM Comments comments (1)

The most amazing qualities about children is their compassion and ingenuity. Children are our most precisions resource and are the most susceptible to life's twist and turns. Ideally parents want to keep their children safe and happy. However, as our children grow and go to school, afterschool, sport teams and other clubs we as parents are no longer able to protect them from the harsh realities of life. Issues like cyber bullying or real word bullying, body issues, oversharing in various soc...

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Our purpose

Posted on June 3, 2018 at 12:40 AM Comments comments (0)

After years of studying, working in the field, passing the licensing exam I finally was able to open the doors to my very own practice. After over ten years of working in this field I had my own ideas of what worked and what didn't, what made sense and how I wanted to treat my client. I even though about how to adapt proven techniques to work with a diverse population, especially women and people of color. Things overall have been going well and we have had the o...

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