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Facing Domestic Violence
Facing Domestic Violence

Seven things every woman should know about domestic violence, including where to find help. By Cheryl P. Rose Because domestic violence is an uncomfortable subject, there are misconceptions about what it is and how often it happens. 1. It happens...

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NCC Community Block Party!
NCC Community Block Party!

On April 6, The Northwest Catholic Counseling Center (NCC) hosted its annual spring fundraiser at the Lagunitas Community Brewing Room. Around 160 of NCC’s friends, both new and old, gathered for the NCC Community Block Party in NE Portland. “All...

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One Size Does Not Fit All
One Size Does Not Fit All

One of the tools available to people trying to learn how to be happy – or how not to be unhappy – is self-help books, articles, podcasts, etc. Such resources can be very helpful. It is useful, however, to understand that humans don’t come in one...

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Feeding the Wolves
Feeding the Wolves

At one time or another, we have all struggled with trying to let go of ruminating thoughts about an injustice or insult we have experienced.  What was said and how we could have/should have responded starts a negative, harmful loop in our brain...

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Self-Compassion
Self-Compassion

Not too many of us would see compassion as negative. Hopefully it is something we all desire to give and receive.  But, what about self-compassion?  Do we have the same positive reaction or do we slip into thinking we’re selfish? If you think...

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Prove It!
Prove It!

We have all felt that or said that in subtle ways.  It’s a great conversation ender and it’s quite unfortunate. Many of us operate at times in “Prove it!” mode. In this mode, we require evidence for why we should consider someone else’s point of...

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New Year Resolution
New Year Resolution

I am not much of a history buff, but I found the origins and the development of New Year resolutions fascinating. Did you know the ancient Babylonians were the first people to make New Year’s resolutions? Each year in March (their new year), the...

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