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January 6, 2023

Faithful over a Few: Consistency, not grand gestures, is what this new year may need from you.

by Allison Hurst, MS, LPC

American culture beckons us toward all things shiny, newer, bigger, and better. And this does not just apply to material items, but to how we view our places in the world. Our identity, goals, relationships—even our spirituality– fall prey to our never-satiated ambition. For many of us, ambition may begin as a healthy sense of […]

December 9, 2022

A Discussion on Grief, Part 2: Talking to my friends about their loss

“Grief has no distance. Grief comes in waves, paroxysms, sudden apprehensions that weaken the knees and blind the eyes and obliterate the dailiness of life.” – Joan Didion, after the sudden death of her husband   In a previous article, we highlighted the nature of grief: how it is uniquely personal and presents itself differently […]

November 18, 2022

Am I Doing it Right? A Discussion on Grief: Part One

  Grief. It is an unavoidable human experience. In the wake of the September 11th attacks in 2001, Queen Elizabeth II famously stated that “grief is the price we pay for love.” We grieve many things: the death of a person, the end of a season of life, or a relationship that we yearned for […]