Presence

I find myself reviewing my writings and I know it is because a new year is almost here. Many use the time just before to make resolutions, to review the year that has passed and to make plans for the upcoming year. I do this as well, but I also like to review books I…

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Relaxation and Reflection: Do You Do Enough of Either?

Relaxation and reflection-two very important concepts especially within the helping professions. As I sit here on the long holiday weekend relaxing, I have the time to think about what is really important in life. Being in nature and spending time with family are two of those things. When camping, you are limited in what you can bring, so…

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The Little Girl is Me

This manuscript is many stories in one and describes the trauma that many have faced. If we think about the people in our lives; we can name at least one who has been a victim of abuse whether physical, verbal, emotional, financial or sexual. This manuscript is written by Christine M. Ristaino who was molested…

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Bullying and Mental Health

Teen bullying: why does it sometimes feel as if nothing is being done? Why are there so many teens being teased by their peers? Have things changed so much since I was in high school that the youth of today is under so much more stress, anxiety, and emotional pain? The youth of today is…

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Interview with Shawna Garcia-Empowered Mommas and IGH International

IGH International is dedicated to inspiring and supporting people just like you, to live a happy fulfilling life! Our motto is: “Life is Meant to be Enjoyed!” We are a reseller of an award-winning, college-accredited personal empowerment program, and we also offer a home business opportunity to those, who want to earn an executive-level income working…

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The Holocaust: Bereavement Takes a Different Course

By Rea L. Ginsberg, LCSW-C, ACSW, BCD- Guest Blogger Jewish history has all too often been written in tears… I am fascinated by people and groups with the capacity to recover, Who, having suffered the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, Are not defeated by them but fight back, Strengthened and renewed.                                                                       Rabbi…

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Pay it Forward for the Holidays…..

I loved the movie and the book, ‘Pay it Forward. ‘ To think it took a child to start something amazing at his school. I also like Kevin Spacey as an actor and he played his role well.  As a continuation of my article on  ‘Compassion during the Holidays,’  I would like this to be a…

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Book Review: For the Love of Carrie…….

I was asked to review a social work book written by Jill A. Sanders, MSW, For the Love of Carrie. I have been fortunate to be asked to review books for a few different social workers and it is a role I personally enjoy fulfilling. I love to read and I have read books that I…

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