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  • Naming Feelings

    Name Your Feelings by David A. Morris, LCSW There’s power in naming our inner feelings. Once when a client was telling me a story and the distress they were experiencing, I said absently “Whoa! I bet that guilt felt horrible?”. The client looked at me …

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  • Eating Feelings

    Eating Your Feelings Do you ever “eat your feelings”? Do you eat when you are not hungry, eat until you are uncomfortably full, or hide what you eat because you’re ashamed or embarrassed of what you just ate? Do you not know how to stop? …

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  • Diet Weight Loss

    The Diet Mentality – A 95% Failure Rate Weight loss and dieting. It’s all around us. We aren’t happy with our weight or shape. Few of our friends seem to be happy with it either. It’s like there’s a constant low-speed drill boring through our …

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  • Gratitude Inside Out Movie

    Gratitude and Inside Out Movie by Heather D. Morris, LCSW I recently watched the movie Inside Out with my children and it led to a great discussion about emotions that even my young child could understand. In the movie, a young girl moves across the …

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  • Valentine’s Day Gratitude

    Valentine’s Day Gratitude By David A. Morris, LCSW Although Valentine’s Day can often be a source of self-pity, it can also be a reminder to practice gratitude. This holiday may have been stolen by capitalism but like most of our traditions it originally was developed …

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  • SAD and Winter Low Moods

    S.A.D or Just Sad By David A. Morris, LCSW It’s a weird time of the year. The winter holidays are well behind us and winter seems to be building up its stamina with cold winds, temperatures and icy roads. It can be a difficult time …

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  • What Do Women Want? and Work – Life Balance

    What Do Women Want? and Work – Life Balance part 2 of finding identity within your relationship Gender roles used to be more delineated but now women and men find themselves choosing their roles more freely. This can be a wonderful opportunity for women to …

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  • Teenage Anger

    Managing Teenage Anger: Getting Real by John Moyer, LPC Everybody gets angry sometimes. Angry teens often get a bad rap as destructive people that most of us want to avoid. Let’s talk about normalizing anger as a perfectly healthy emotion that can get out of …

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  • The Male Independence Need

    The Male Independence Need by David A. Morris, LCSW Many of my married male clients over the years have expressed a need for independence. It typcially sounds something like “If I could only get away. . . “, “I wish my wife would give me …

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  • Mindfulness Practice on a Daily Basis

    Practice Mindfulness on a Daily Basis David A. Morris, LCSW In the middle of the night, I was rocking my 5-month old son back to sleep. He was a fickle sleeper and my techniques were honed just right for his comfort. Then all of a …

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