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Monthly Archives: November, 2012

The Importance Of A Good Support System

It’s National Novel Writing Month and I am still plugging away towards the finish line at 11:59pm, November 30th and 50,000 words. So far I have about 43,000 words so I am on track, but that wasn’t so just a few days ago. Just a few days ago I was behind by about 7,000 words …

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Gratitude on Thanksgiving

This week I spent some time working with juveniles who are incarcerated at a local detention center for various crimes. A good portion of them are incarcerated for drug related offenses or assault and battery. These kids ranged between 14 and 17 years of age, and while none of them are perfect, in my opinion, …

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Observing Body Language: A Quick Glimpse Into One Patient

I have a patient who is emotionally unstable, at times unpredictable and erratic. She suffers from depression, mostly due to tragic events that have happened in her past including a family history of drug abuse, sexual abuse and incest. She holds tightly onto her tragic past, often choosing to become a victim, rather than a survivor or …

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Originally posted on help4yourfamily:
Written by, Kate Oliver, MSW, LCSW-C Curious children gather around photographer Toni Frissell, looking at her camera (Photo credit: Wikipedia) This weeks affirmation for parents focuses on the “c” in Daniel Hughes concept of PLACE Parenting, the attitude of curiosity. Curiosity in parenting is absolutely essential and often overlooked. By…

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Inside The Thoughts of a Cutter: A Poem

The other day one of my students who used to cut herself, but hasn’t cut in several months, shared a poem with me she wrote that I thought would be beneficial to share. I think it gives a quick glimpse into the mind of those who self-injure. Although she and most of everyone else who …

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November Is National Novel Writing Month!

November is National Novel Writing Month, or as many of us writers affectionately like to say, nanowrimo. The goal of National Novel Writing month is to write a 50,000 word novel (more like a novella) between November 1st and November 30th. That equals 1,667 words a day. Doesn’t sound like much, but trust me, it is …

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