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Kids Think the Darndest Things

By Krista Bassani, LPC Associate / September 19, 2023

For those of us from the now prehistoric era of the nineties, you may recall a show titled Kids Say the Darndest Things. The show’s premise was to ask school-aged children topics that were way above their realm of understanding, such as politics, dating, history, etc. Essentially, these children were tasked to provide a different […]

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Praise vs. Encouragement

By Krista Bassani, LPC Associate / June 13, 2023

“Good job!” “Nice work!” “You’re so smart!” “This is beautiful!” We have all heard a comment of this sort at some point in our lives, even if we are not the next Pablo Picasso or Alfred Einstein. Phrases like these can make us feel extremely validated in our work and add a pep to our […]

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Parenting and the Pandemic

By Natalie Wilie, LPC / November 30, 2020

Attention all parents!  Feeling stressed during this difficult time?  Parenting is hard enough, without a pandemic. The struggle is real! You are not alone. Here are 5 things to consider that will keep you on the path to a healthier, happier experience as you journey through this time filled with the stressors of Covid-19.   Don’t […]

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Mindfulness and Kids

By Natalie Wilie, LPC / October 28, 2020

In simple terms, mindfulness is being focused on the present moment and yes, kids can learn how to implement mindfulness into their daily lives. Mindfulness is a learned skill, so it can be taught. Parents have the ability to educate their children on what mindfulness is and looks like by making it a tool used […]

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An Empty Nest

How to Survive Becoming an Empty Nester Part 2

By Natalie Wilie, LPC / August 29, 2020

Part 2: Thriving vs Surviving the Empty Nest The tough part is over!  You have already taken a ride on that not so fun emotional roller coaster after launching your child out of the nest and into the world.  Now that you are learning to deal with the hole left in your home and in […]

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How to Survive Becoming an Empty Nester Part 1

By Natalie Wilie, LPC / August 29, 2020

Part 1: The Departure and Remaining Connected You’ve distracted yourself with planning the high school graduation celebration, followed by shopping for college necessities… but now the day is upon you. Your child is heading off to college. You’ve spent the last 18 years being their taxi driver, chef, fashion consultant, confidant, counselor, and best friend… […]

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