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These articles are written to be a resource for families, as well as other professionals in behavior health.

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What Are You Hatching in COVID-19?

What Are You Hatching in COVID-19?

This week, thanks to my Tennessee webmaster, Marcus Crutcher from wearehatchery.com, whom I have been with for many years, I got to thinking about what we have been hatching since COVID-19 and social distancing became household words. Truth is, most of us have been...

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Do you Hold Space for Others?

Do you Hold Space for Others?

This morning I was drinking my coffee and reflecting on my family, my work and you dear friends. I wondered do I truly hold space for those I love and care for and work with. In the addiction and behavioral health field we talk a lot about being in gratitude, of doing...

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Do you have Fever? Cabin Fever that is????

Do you have Fever? Cabin Fever that is????

Just today I was talking to Yassi, a part-time comedian and all around good woman that’s Shelby’s Stanger’s best friend.  I asked her how life was going at Wind and Sea - an idyllic spot in La Jolla, California where folks come and go walking their golden retrievers...

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I Am Missing You

I Am Missing You

This morning I woke up thinking about all of you dear ones and how I am missing you. I am missing not seeing you in person, hugging you, grabbing a cup of coffee, a cool green juice, taking a walk, laughing with you, and just being in your presence, even for a...

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It’s Ok To Be Grumpy

It’s Ok To Be Grumpy

Being Grumpy: Benefits of Anger and Tips to Control It Being grumpy isn't always a bad thing. For instance, it’s important to express your real feelings when you feel them, so you understand how you genuinely feel in the moment. If you smile at someone when you feel...

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Feeling Grouchy During COVID-19

Feeling Grouchy During COVID-19

I woke up this am, wrote my grateful list, did a morning blessing and YES, I was still a Grouch. I thought about this a bit and want you all to know ITS”S OK TO BE A GROUCH - Its OK to be Grumpy. In this time of Covid-19 and I-only-see-you-thru-zoom world we do not...

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