Finding Gratitude

There are thousands of things going on in my life right now. Some are negative, some positive. Through all the things that are currently happening, I can say that I am honestly grateful to have to go through them with my husband. To be able to come home every day and actually look forward to […]

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A Mother’s Lament

I’m the mom of a sick kid. As of this year, I have become known for being the mom of a sick kid. It is often that I hear things like, “How’s your daughter doing? You know I’m praying for you both, right?” I value the thoughts and the words. But there are some things […]

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Not My Plans!

“Christina, you don’t understand- this was not my plan!” She said it to me in-between sobs. I thought about it for a moment. Plans have to be one of the most ridiculous concepts in the entire world. What is a plan actually? If I were to break it down, a plan is us making decisions […]

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Mindfulness Practice

As a DBT therapist the practice of mindfulness exercises is a regular part of my daily routine. The way most of my consumers experience mindfulness when they first start looks a little like this: They picture themselves walking down the beach with a warm breeze enveloping them. “Oh I forgot to pull the meat out […]

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Have a Heart

His teeth were oozing green and brown. He had holes forming throughout his teeth, gums were red, some teeth completely missing. The foam collected in the corners of his mouth, yellow and thick; it resembled banana pudding mixed with whipped cream. His hair was oily and uncombed. One could see the large flakes forming on […]

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Going Batty

Living in the Bat Cave episode 2. It was 9:00 last night. The dog starts going wild. The kids see the bat swooping down. As soon as me and Brandon look, it vanished. Disappeared. Gone. We search the house high and low and have no idea where the bat could have gone. The entire family […]

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