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Surviving the Holidays

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Most holiday seasons I would write about setting boundaries, being in routines, and keeping a norm during the holidays to stay well. But this year is different. This year, I…

After the Election

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This is not a political post. This is a post about depression. Today is Thursday, November 10th. The election is over, and yesterday, Hilary Clinton gave a speech conceding the…

A Look Back After Columbine

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Last Wednesday was the 17th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting. Last Wednesday I sat in a room at Waterstone Community Church, getting ready to facilitate a workshop on…

A plea for help over Christmas

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2 weeks ago I sat with a pastor in Douglas County. There are 4 high schools represented in the youth group at his church, and between those 4 schools there…