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Another dose of reality! Thanks for posting Kili. ... See MoreSee Less

Another dose of reality! Thanks for posting Kili.

Thank you for posting this Dixe. I have so much respect for our clients who do this difficult work. It is so easy to point to others and judge their behaviors and so painful and difficult (initially), to shine a light on our own. I love when folks do it and discover how freeing and exhilarating it is once we face that pain and conquer our fears. ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you for posting this Dixe.  I have so much respect for our clients who do this difficult work.  It is so easy to point to others and judge their behaviors and so painful and difficult (initially), to shine a light on our own.  I love when folks do it and discover how freeing and exhilarating it is once we face that pain and conquer our fears.

 

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I am always humbled when a person chooses to share with me and allows me to be a part of their healing process.

3 days ago

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More signage from Tony at Upstate Laser Creations. They are professional, friendly and provide great service!

I love this for many reasons, thank you Maryanne 😍. In fact it makes me want to geek out. Here goes:

1) We should all be open to experiencing and enjoying others just as they are. As a psychologist, I do everything in my power to never work off the clock, so I am not inadvertently causing a person to feel judged or threatened. People under a microscope are not generally themselves. Unfortunately, when folks hear what I do, they sometimes assume we (therapists) are always judging or diagnosing. Not true for me, at all! That is NO FUN and doesn't lead to friendship and frankly, that would be exhausting. Clients purposefully invite us in and are vulnerable with us when we gain their trust. I believe it is inappropriate to assume that with strangers or friends.

2) Being authentic, does not mean you should share everything with everyone. Personally, I can't stand when someone is analyzing me / trying to figure me out, when they are not invited in. Just like anyone else, I have been fooled by (and vulnerable with) manipulative, charming people who are looking for gossip or for some other secondary gain (power, control, feeling better about themselves by putting another person down, etc). Those are hard but necessary lessons and boundary violations.

3) We should all protect ourselves and our personal information until we know we can trust another person.

4) Another person's personal information is none of our business until someone invites us in. Conversely, people who dump all of their information on us without permission may also inadvertantly violate our boundaries and we are not obligated to engage, help or advise. As a person with ADHD, I have likely impulsively blurted in my life 😫 and work diligently to resist that urge.
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I love this for many reasons, thank you Maryanne 😍.  In fact it makes me want to geek out.  Here goes:

1) We should all be open to experiencing and enjoying others just as they are.  As a psychologist, I do everything in my power to never work off the clock, so I am not inadvertently causing a person to feel judged or threatened.  People under a microscope are not generally themselves. Unfortunately, when folks hear what I do,  they sometimes assume we (therapists) are always judging or diagnosing.  Not true for me, at all! That is NO FUN and doesnt lead to friendship and frankly, that would be exhausting.  Clients purposefully invite us in and are vulnerable with us when we gain their trust.  I believe it is inappropriate to assume that with strangers or friends.

2) Being authentic, does not mean you should share everything with everyone.   Personally, I cant stand when someone is analyzing me / trying to figure me out, when they are not invited in.  Just like anyone else, I have been fooled  by (and vulnerable with) manipulative, charming people who are looking for gossip or for some other secondary gain (power, control, feeling better about themselves by putting another person down,  etc).  Those are hard but necessary lessons and boundary violations.

3) We should all protect ourselves and our personal information until we know we can trust another person.  

4) Another persons personal information is none of our business until someone invites us in.   Conversely, people who dump all of their information on us without permission may also inadvertantly violate our boundaries and we are not obligated to engage, help or advise.  As a person with ADHD, I have likely impulsively blurted in my life 😫 and work diligently to resist that urge.

This is a tough choice even for a psychologist like me 😀. Thanks for the laugh Hollie! ... See MoreSee Less

This is a tough choice even for a psychologist like me 😀.  Thanks for the laugh Hollie!

Yep! Thanks for posting Spag 😍 ... See MoreSee Less

Yep! Thanks for posting Spag 😍

Make a resolution to be responsible for your life and your success. ... See MoreSee Less

Make a resolution to be responsible for your life and your success.

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✔ especially this one 😫 ... See MoreSee Less

✔ especially this one 😫

I love a statement from this article:
"It is not my job to satisfy you."

Remember, "No," is a complete sentence.

For southern women, probably all women, healthy boundaries can be difficult to set and maintain. As hard as it may be, work to have healthy boundaries.

psychcentral.com/blog/boundaries-why-you-say-yes-when-you-really-mean-no/
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Also interesting when you do say "no," and people freak out! 🤯 Did you happen to see the viral video of the woman with a service dog? She told another woman "no," about allowing her toddler to pet the dog, and the lady went berserk! Demanded a polite explanation and said saying just "no" was rude. SMH.

3 weeks ago

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For all of us who grieve. Thanks Tanya for posting so many beautiful words from Rumi. ... See MoreSee Less

For all of us who grieve.  Thanks Tanya for posting so many beautiful words from Rumi.

We have known this for years and it's always worth repeating! Moderate, consistent exercise releases endorphins in your brain and acts like an antidepressant and anti-anxiety. Try it!

www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-athletes-way/201810/aerobic-exercise-has-clinically-tested-an...
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3 weeks ago

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Loving our new signage! Thanks to Upstate Laser Creations! Also thank you Kendra Hardy for fabulous project management! ... See MoreSee Less

Loving our new signage! Thanks to Upstate Laser Creations! Also thank you Kendra Hardy for fabulous project management!Image attachmentImage attachment

Memorize and act accordingly y'all. Thanks for posting Maryanne 😍. ... See MoreSee Less

Memorize and act accordingly yall.   Thanks for posting Maryanne 😍.

This made me laugh 😆😆😆!!! Thanks for posting Spag. They don't make 'em like Joan Crawford and Bette Davis anymore. ... See MoreSee Less

This made me laugh 😆😆😆!!! Thanks for posting Spag.  They dont make em like  Joan Crawford and Bette Davis anymore.
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