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Anger and Growing Up
Anger and Growing Up

July 30, 2018 I come from a passionate, Irish heritage.  We said what was on our minds.  It wasn’t until later that I learned that not all families were like that, but I also learned that many of my clients struggled with similar issues.  Over...

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Anger Gets a Bum Rap
Anger Gets a Bum Rap

July 16, 2018 If anger is an emotion like happy, sad and glad, why does it have such a bad reputation?  Before answering that we need a definition.  Like all emotions, it is a response to a person or event that involves our thinking, feeling and...

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Mental Health Awareness Month
Mental Health Awareness Month

May 7, 2018 Nearly one in six adults (44.7 million people) in the US experiences mental illness each year. That’s a lot of people, but you don’t hear a lot of people talking about it. These struggles include many different conditions that vary in...

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Feeding the Wolves
Feeding the Wolves

April 10, 2018 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...

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New Year Resolution
New Year Resolution

December 29, 2017 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...

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No Turkey Necessary
No Turkey Necessary

November 15, 2017 Just about every American can tell you Thanksgiving is the fourth Thursday of November.  Just about every American finds some way to acknowledge their gratitude on the official gratitude day.  Just about every American joins...

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Domestic Violence?
Domestic Violence?

Never. Under No Circumstances. October 4, 2017 The month of October is dedicated to calling awareness to domestic violence (DV). A single statistic highlights the need for this awareness.  On average, 24 people per minute are victims of rape...

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Toddlers and TV
Toddlers and TV

September 21, 2017 Computers, tablets and smart phones provide shortcuts to fun and information- for adults! In regard to infants/toddlers, the scary statistics are in. Even the research has been researched. The very young perceive TV differently...

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The Body War
The Body War

September 1, 2017 From NCC Co-Founder Sr. Barbara Kennedy, OSM, LPC When I was a kid the only horror movie I saw was the Body Snatchers and it scared me into not wanting to see another one.  Now a body snatching is happening to our young girls. ...

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Kobe Beef and Politics
Kobe Beef and Politics

August 13, 2017 Barb’s Blog – From NCC Co-Founder Sr. Barbara Kennedy, OSM, LPC My brother-in-law is a pretty smart guy.  Recently we were talking about food when he mentioned Kobe beef.  He said that farmers in Japan who raise Kobe...

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