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Pet Loss

TW: Pet Loss A month ago this past Friday, we had to say goodbye to our beloved 16 year old kitty. He was super social with people and our other cats, insisting on greeting and inspecting everyone and everything that came through our doors.…
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Tips for Contacting a Therapist

It takes courage to contact a therapist. Whether it’s your first time seeking therapy, or you’re a seasoned pro, here are some tips to help you find a good therapy connection: First off, if you are in crisis, call a crisis hotline. You…
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What TO Say to Someone Experiencing Infertility

Let's start with what NOT to say to someone experiencing fertility struggles, or Infertility. -Don't say "Relax, and it will happen" or "Stop stressing and let nature take it's course", or anything remotely like either of those examples. -Don't…
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Legitimate, a post-Infertility/Adoption Reflection

A significant milestone happened the other day. I briefly picked up my 9 year old, resulting in a back spasm that brought me to my knees. Ibuprofen, ice, stretching and rest gave me time to ponder. This is no longer a little kid I can carry…
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Mother’s Day 2021 The Real “Real”

Pampers has created some enlightened campaigns in recent years. They’ve featured same sex couples, included dads, and affirmed the hard work of moms. Their website is chock full of educational resources for families on infant care, developmental…
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ANNOUNCEMENT: New Office!

As of July 1st, 2019, I have new digs! Situated between Logan Square and Avondale, my new office is located within blocks of the Logan Square Blue Line at 3411 W Diversey Ave, Suite 8, Chicago, IL 60647. The building is part of the Milwaukee-Diversey-Kimball…
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Other Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day 2019 is fast approaching and the birth of the latest royal baby in Britain is all over the news. I was born in London but grew up in the US. I visited my British grandparents many summers of my childhood and still have family…
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State of Heart

Each February for approximately the past decade, I have created my own “heart” image to try to express the current emotional state of my heart. For years working in community mental health settings, I facilitated a weekly Women’s Art Therapy…
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Resources for Infertility and/or Pregnancy Loss

Infertility/Pregnancy Loss is something I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy. The inability to conceive and/or produce longed for children can be utterly devastating. It can test even the most resilient of people, the strongest relationships and…