Article Archives

  • Are you Being Lied to, or Systematically Undermined? (2017-05-02) Gaslighting ...[more]
  • The Dark Side of Our Peaceful Mountain Life (2017-04-13) Rural Health in America ...[more]
  • Do I Have to Make Another Casserole? (2017-04-06) Facing Long-Term Stress Together ...[more]
  • Will We Make It? (2017-03-20) Core Beliefs that Influence Relationships ...[more]
  • But My Life Is Miserable! (2017-02-23) Steps to Choose Happiness ...[more]
  • Is Your Home Overrun with Things? (2017-02-07) Feel the Emotion Underneath and Organize ...[more]
  • Take the Leap! (2017-01-17) Or Choose a New Dream… ...[more]
  • Eat the Cookies! (2016-12-21) Holiday Survival Plan ...[more]
  • Perfect or Perfectly-Awful Life? (2016-12-19) Seeing Blessings and Challenges in Balance ...[more]
  • Post-Election Conversations (2016-12-12) Moving out of Blame over a Home-Cooked Meal ...[more]
  • Me or You? (2016-11-07) Balancing Everyone’s Needs ...[more]
  • I Know What Her Problem Is! (2016-11-01) Exploring Projection ...[more]
  • Conference Nuggets of Wisdom (2016-10-17) Part 3 of 3 ...[more]
  • Conference Nuggets of Wisdom (2016-10-06) Part 2 of 3 ...[more]
  • Conference Nuggets of Wisdom (2016-09-26) Part 1 of 3 ...[more]
  • Hero or Villain? (2016-09-14) Bringing it All into the Light ...[more]
  • Idealistic Naturalist or Violent Criminal? (2016-09-07) Individual vs. Community Rights in our Forests ...[more]
  • Rebel or Comply? (2016-09-01) Steps to Find the Middle Ground ...[more]
  • You Said What? (2016-07-07) Clarifying Emotionally Charged Words ...[more]
  • Proud, Lonely Perfectionist? (2016-06-27) Set and Reach Obtainable Goals ...[more]
  • Would Mental Health Services Fix Mass Shootings? (2016-06-14) Offering Complex Solutions to Complex Problems ...[more]
  • Casserole, Hanging Plant or Load of Laundry? (2016-06-13) Supporting Someone in Crisis ...[more]
  • Sitting at the Bedside (2016-05-24) There’s no Right Way to Die ...[more]
  • Yes, No or Maybe? (2016-05-18) Understanding and Setting Complex Boundaries ...[more]
  • Preventing Sexual Assault (2016-05-02) Protecting our Children ...[more]
  • Rubber Duckies Create Connection? (2016-04-28) Valuing Annual Traditions ...[more]
  • If Only my Marriage Looked Like Theirs… (2016-04-26) Crafting Your Ideal Relationship ...[more]
  • Where is My Perfect Happy Life? (2016-04-07) Realistic Emotional Expectations ...[more]
  • I’m Sure It’s About Me (2016-03-31) Second Chances ...[more]
  • Don’t Forget the Siblings (2016-03-19) Death of a Child ...[more]
  • Do I Blame Myself or Everyone Else? (2016-02-03) Finding the Third Option ...[more]
  • Do I Have to go Every Week? (2015-05-27) The Truth about Counseling ...[more]
  • “So Long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, Adieu!” (2015-05-11) Healthy Endings ...[more]
  • Stand up Tall and Grab your Flashlight (2015-05-06) Facing Fear ...[more]
  • Time to Get Dirty (2015-04-29) Processing Emotions in the Woodshed ...[more]
  • It’s Not About Judgement (2015-04-21) Living in Integrity ...[more]
  • The Antidote to Groundhog Day (2015-04-09) Small Sweet Daily Moments ...[more]
  • I’m Just Being Honest (2015-03-25) Tempering Your Words ...[more]
  • Avoid TV News!! (2015-03-17) Finding the Real Answer ...[more]
  • Love to Tweet? Hate Instagram? (2015-03-11) Finding the Middle Ground in Technology ...[more]
  • The Perpetrator Can be a Victim? (2015-03-02) Understanding the Drama Triangle ...[more]
  • But my Life is so Hard! (2015-02-22) Committing to Real Change ...[more]
  • Winterize Your Body, Mind and Soul: A Naturally Nourished Perspective (2015-02-11) We welcome guest authors Gail Margolis (our own intern) and Arwen Greer!! ...[more]
  • Who Does What? (2014-12-02) Dissecting Mental Health Practitioners ...[more]
  • “The Hand that Rocks the Cradle” (2014-10-13) Shifting from Blame to Support ...[more]
  • Tired of the Yo-Yo (2014-09-03) Confronting Food ...[more]
  • Emotional Damage Control (2014-08-20) Addressing Complicated Feelings ...[more]
  • Do What I Say! (2014-08-18) Improving Communication ...[more]
  • Living in Limbo (2014-07-23) Accepting our Less-Than-Perfect Lives ...[more]
  • If Only I Had… (2014-07-08) The Impact of Craving in our Lives ...[more]
  • Never Bet on a Couple (2014-06-27) The Mystery of Relationships ...[more]
  • Hot Potato (2014-05-07) Hope is Ingredient in Change ...[more]
  • Brave Curiosity (2014-05-01) Challenges to Our Belief Systems ...[more]
  • Please be Yourself! (2014-04-09) Negotiating Differences in Relationships ...[more]
  • Too Loose or Too Tight? (2014-03-13) Finding the Middle ...[more]
  • Facing Depression (2014-02-10) What Steps to Take ...[more]
  • Planting Seeds Without Seeing Results (2014-01-06) The Strength to Persevere ...[more]
  • What’s a Normal Couple? (2013-11-12) Finding What Works for You ...[more]
  • From Status Quo to Natural Disaster (2013-09-23) Healthy Coping Skills ...[more]
  • Bully? Victim? (2013-09-09) Steps to Safety and Healthy Empowerment ...[more]
  • Goodbye and Hello! (2013-08-06) Two New Interns at Peak to Peak Counseling ...[more]
  • Facing the Lie (2013-07-25) The End of Self-Sabotage ...[more]
  • “But No One Understands ME!” (2013-06-17) Communication and Connection with a Teen ...[more]
  • Living with Alzheimer’s (2013-03-18) In Memory of Jane Holmes ...[more]
  • Want the Perfect Life? (2013-02-24) Embrace the Real World ...[more]
  • Finding the Hope in Hope-less (2013-02-01) How to Offer Support ...[more]
  • Shaping You in 2013 (2013-01-02) Exploring the Big Questions ...[more]
  • How Long are Your Jumper Cables? (2013-01-02) Finding Gratitude in Our Community ...[more]
  • Looking for your Soulmate? (2012-10-29) Be Reasonable! ...[more]
  • Familiar Sayings (2012-10-21) Help or Platitude? ...[more]
  • The Hardy Marigold (2012-08-09) Embracing our Dislikes ...[more]
  • Is Change my Responsibility or Yours? (2012-06-12) The Healthiest Option ...[more]
  • Join Forces with Luck (2012-06-12) Understanding Your Influence ...[more]
  • Reframing the Wanderer (2012-04-19) Updating an Expired Identity ...[more]
  • Fantasy or Goal? (2012-04-13) Manifesting Real Change ...[more]
  • A Rock or a Hard Place? (2012-04-02) Finding the Third Option ...[more]
  • Solutions in Exceptions (2012-02-25) Building on the Positive ...[more]
  • Feelings: Trash or Transform? (2012-01-17) How to Work with Emotions ...[more]
  • Got Those Holiday Blues... (2011-11-30) You’re Not Alone ...[more]
  • Dissecting a Counselor’s Brain (2011-11-19) What’s She Really Doing? ...[more]
  • The Clay Family Room (2011-11-19) Let Go of Other’s Opinions ...[more]
  • En Garde! (2011-10-17) Can Play be Therapeutic? ...[more]
  • He Has the Perfect Life and I Want It! (2011-10-03) The Power of Projection ...[more]
  • What Just Happened? (2011-09-13) Covert Communication ...[more]
  • The Cowboy Hat at a Piano Competition (2011-08-29) Success Comes from Failure ...[more]
  • How Many Trophies Do You Have? (2011-08-18) Connecting With Generation Y ...[more]
  • It’s Not Just Noise… (2011-08-03) How Sound Effects Your Health ...[more]
  • What Season Are You? (2011-07-22) Mental Health and Weather ...[more]
  • The Cousin Everyone Talks About (2011-07-09) When to Speak Up ...[more]
  • If Only (2011-07-09) The Stories that Define Our Lives ...[more]
  • Change Your Behavior, Change Your Life (2011-05-23) When to Ask for Help ...[more]
  • Are You Defined by Your Paycheck? (2011-05-20) Rural Community Values ...[more]
  • Make Your Own Luck (2011-05-04) Create a Resilient Life ...[more]
  • Surviving Trauma (2011-04-05) The Power of Perspective ...[more]
  • The Crack House in Denver (2011-03-25) Counseling is About Change ...[more]
  • Lonely in Mexico (2011-03-12) How I Became a Counselor ...[more]
  • Fake Fur and True Friends (2011-03-01) Finding Community in Unlikely Places ...[more]
  • Valentine's Day (2011-02-16) A Lesson in Extremes ...[more]
  • Love, Responsibility and Addiction (2011-02-01) Growing up with an alcoholic aunt ...[more]
  • January Transformed (2011-01-08) Finding Meaning in the New Year ...[more]
  • Freud and Stress (2010-12-28) Self-care during the holidays. ...[more]
  • The Holiday Myth (2010-12-06) Each of us are susceptible to the myth of the ideal holiday experience. ...[more]
  • Finding Safety After the Fires (2010-11-20) Children and adults throughout our community are looking within and without to restore their feeling of safety. ...[more]
  • Flexibility in the Grieving Process (2010-08-21) Grief, like life, is messy, confusing and surprising business. ...[more]
  • Becoming a Spontaneous Planner (2010-07-30) Exploring the final moments of Mary's life, discover awareness of your own unique blend of planning and spontaneity. ...[more]
  • Support, not Judgement, for Parents (2010-07-30) In the midst of a familiar scene at the grocery store, how can we offer support instead of judgement to families? ...[more]
  • The Role of the Counseling Relationship in Solving Conflict (2010-07-30) From psychodynamic to multicultural counselors, everyone has a conflict resolution strategy. ...[more]