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Books to Read and Things to Watch While You Hibernate This Winter

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Books to read this winter

Cabin fever may not be here yet, but with the holidays wrapped, it probably will be soon. When you’re stuck inside and at your wit’s end, mix it up with these book, TV and movie recommendations straight from Stenzel therapists.

 


Rita Rippentrop

Read: Daring Greatly by Brené Brown

If you’re not familiar with Brené Brown, this is a great first read!… Read the rest →

How To Identify Core Values (And Live By Them)

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By Deepak Santhiraj, MSW Licensed Clinical Social Worker

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As we welcome 2019, many Americans will attempt to pursue various ambitions and achieve different goals as part of their new year’s resolutions. If we desire to pursue meaningful goals and form healthy habits around what will matter most, our decision making must start with a vital exercise: identifying core values.Read the rest →

Dethroning the Voice of Shame

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By Deepak Santhiraj, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

feelings of shameWriting in his diary in 1892 at the height of the Russian Industrial Age, Leo Tolstoy observed, “Life cannot have any other purpose than joy and goodness. Only this purpose – joy- is ultimately worthy of life.” We can identify that goodness and beauty with unending joy can prevail in the face of monumental shame that releases a myriad of unsettling human emotions.Read the rest →

The Best Christmas Gifts for All 5 Love Languages

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Gary Chapman introduced the 5 Love Languages to the world in 1995. Since then, it’s become widely known that every human on earth has a primary love language. If you don’t know yours, a Google search or two will help you learn it.… Read the rest →

Overcoming Challenges in Perfectionism

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perfectionismAs college students are entering their campuses either for the first time or returning back to their post-secondary aspirations, recent studies are confirming that young people are embracing more perfectionistic tendencies within the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom than ever before.Read the rest →

Grief Support Group to Start October 8th

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Rita RippentropThe loss of a loved one is a life-altering event. Journey Through Grief is a six-week course that will explore the tasks of grief, offer the opportunity to share experiences with others who have lost a loved one, and provide information on how to cope with loss.

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