Holiday Stress Survival Guide

Holiday Stress Survival Guide Earlier in the Holiday Season, Kara joined the wonderful Kimberly from Being UnNormal to tape a live podcast about surviving the holidays. The holidays can be a stressful time for many people. Here are some handy tips condensed from that podcast to assist with the holiday stress of this time of year. Manage Boundaries Physical- Regardless of relation, power, or if they bought you a gift.…

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Pregnancy and Infant Loss

You are not alone in pregnancy loss. October is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. This includes miscarriage, stillbirth, and infant loss. Despite the fact that 1 in 4 women experience this heartbreak, this is a little discussed topic out there in the general public. Maybe it's because death makes people uncomfortable. Certainly, when pregnancies or infants are involved, it is uncomfortable and difficult to even imagine.  In this…

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Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence Awareness Month “But he doesn’t hit me.” I have heard that statement more often than I could count. Sitting in my office at Ancora, I mask my wincing response as my client tells me this. Domestic violence is so much more complex than physical abuse. I prepare myself to provide education.  My counseling career began at a domestic violence agency in California. I answered the crisis line, speaking…

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