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Book Review: The Body Remembers, Volume Two

Years ago, a friend of mine told me about a case that still haunted him. It involved a little girl who had been sexually abused whose parents felt she should tell all on the witness stand so that she could recover. When her testimony began, she...

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Book Review: Scientists Making a Difference

As a kid, I heard countless grown-ups say the same odd thing when I asked how they'd chosen their careers.
"I had no idea I’d be a ceramics teacher," they’d say. Or "wouldn't have guessed in a million years back when I was your age that...

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Book Review: On Clinical Social Work

What is the truth about social work? In her new book, On Clinical Social Work: Meditations and Truths From The Field, clinical social worker Danna Bodenheimer, explores this question with grace, clarity, and insights that are as inspiring as they are clarifying.
“We rarely hear...

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Book Review: No More Narcissists

“The problem is that narcissistic men can initially seem so appealing that it can be hard for those involved with them to break away,” writes Candace Love in her new book, No More Narcissists: How to Stop Choosing Self-Absorbed Men and Find the Love...

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Book Review: Helping Groups Heal

Leading a group is not an easy task. Whether it's a group of clients in your counseling practice or peers in your church, there are challenges anytime you bring a diverse group of people together. In Helping Groups Heal by Jan Paul Hook, ,...

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Book Review: Helping Your Angry Teen

If you are the parent of a teenager, I’m willing to bet you’ve experienced some anger. I’m also willing to bet that you were unsure how to diffuse the anger when it happened, and unsure how to get through to your teen.
In his new...

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Book Review: Option B

Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook and author of the bestselling book Lean In, was vacationing with her seemingly healthy 47-year-old husband Dave Goldberg when her life changed in an instant. While at the gym by himself, Dave died suddenly from an arrhythmia caused by...

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Book Review: Face Value

The last time you voted for a political candidate, you likely thought about their political party affiliations, their positions on the issues that are important to you, and perhaps their voting record. What you might not have considered was the first impression they made...