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Can I Help My Family Member or Friend with an Addiction?

This is the most common question I hear as an addictions counselor (since 2001). The good news is~ YES, YOU CAN HELP YOUR LOVED ONE GET SOBER! And, if your family needs immediate assistance, call Lana Isaacson, Couples and Family Therapist…
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The Gifts of Imperfect Parenting (based on Brene Brown's work)

“We all know that perfect parenting does not exist, yet we still struggle with the social expectations that teach us that being imperfect is synonymous with being inadequate. These messages are powerful and weend up spending precious time…
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How to Let Go of Shame & Perfectionism

Ten years ago, I came across “The Cracked Pot” story and was moved by the lines, I have always known about your flaw and took advantage of it by planting flower seeds.”Without your being just the way you are, he would not have had this…
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My Story of Becoming a LGBTQ Ally

Strength-based, compassionate therapy for members of the LGBTQ community I am an ally and have been an ally to the LGBTQ community from birth. I grew up with two loving uncles and their community of friends, which felt like a family. I also…
20 Ways to Copy with Depression | Denver CO
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Coping with “The Blues”- Healthy Ways to Feel Uplifted!

How is your S.E.L.F. Care? = Sleep Exercise Laugh Food (healthy, of course!) Self-esteem work such as positive affirmations Exercise releases endorphins - “feel good” hormones or play favorite sport Eat healthy or comfort…
10 Techniques to Cope with Anxiety | Denver
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The 10 Best-Ever Anxiety Management Techniques

Based on the work by Margaret Wehrenberg (author), 2008 I. Managing the Anxious Body 1. Change Your Intake Limit your C.A.T.S. (caffeine, alcohol, tobacco, & sweetener), Set communication boundaries to reduce always having to be on alert,…