Articles

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

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Who Are Your People?

Who Are Your People?

Dear Ones, I have been thinking about authenticity. What is it who has it and how do we achieve it? As an 18-year-old college student I came into the field having marched with Martin Luther King Jr and working as an eligibility worker for the Allegheny Country...

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DE-ESCALATION ANYONE????

DE-ESCALATION ANYONE????

Dear ones, It is hard not to ruminate about the tense situations we have found ourselves in the last 90 days. Tempers have flared, emotions risen, and our country has cried out in pain first from a pandemic which has left many isolated, alone, jobless, ill and living...

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What Comes Next?

What Comes Next?

"Faith is taking the first step even if you don’t see the whole staircase" -- Martin Luther King Jr What a week this has been. One of death, destruction, rage and sorrow. It is hard for me to put into words how I feel or what are the next right steps to take at home...

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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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