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What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?

By: Nanette Kerwick, LMSW, CEAP, CAADC EAC Clinical Specialist — Do you wonder what the word therapy or counseling really means? Do you feel uncomfortable with the thought of talking to someone about your personal business? While there are stories about people who have been wronged by a therapist, most therapists are trustworthy and take Read More

Listening is An Art

By: Steve Gainey, MA, LLP, ADS, CAADC, EAC Clinical Specialist – I’d like you to imagine this scenario with me. You get invited to a friend’s cookout at 4pm the next day.  In preparation for the cookout, you start to think and plan on what you will bring. You decide to bring your own lemonade Read More

Philia – A Greek Word for Love

Next week, we will celebrate Valentine’s Day, a day to celebrate those whom we love. Did you know that the ancient Greeks had eight different words for love? One kind of love is Philia, often translated as “brotherly love” or friendship. This is the kind of love we can practice with people at work by Read More

Get Curious!

If you read my last post, you may have discovered a new word.  After I wrote it, I was curious – is there an actual meaning to the word “chit”?   Turns out there is! The definition of the word chit is: a short official note, memorandum or voucher, typically recording a sum owed.  That led Read More

Chit – No Chat

A recent workshop attendee, who I’ll call “Jim”, works in sales.  During the workshop, Jim shared the following story: Jim called on a current customer and the customer started the meeting by saying, “We are going to have a chit.” When Jim gave the customer a questioning look, the customer responded by saying, “You’ve heard Read More

Cheerfulness is Contagious

As we enter the holiday season, most of us will be spending time with family.  Sometimes it can be challenging to be around family.  Because of that, I wanted to share a story that I learned about Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsberg. Ginsberg was asked by a reporter about some of the best advice Read More

The Power of Words

Magicians use the magic word ‘abracadabra’ as they perform their tricks.  I learned recently, thanks to a TedX talk by Andrew Bennett, the origin of the word is Aramaic, and it means what I speak is what I create. Words have power to create or destroy.  This is an invitation to pay attention to the Read More

Calm and Curious

Disagreements happen. It is how we respond to them that will improve the relationship or break it apart.  There is no benefit in trying to re-hash what happened and force agreement on the details. Every time we remember an event, our memory of it changes just slightly. In addition, no two people see things in Read More

What’s The Story? Ask and You Will Discover.

Several years ago, Tom Hanks starred in a movie called Cast Away. If you recall the movie, Hanks’ character is marooned on an uninhabited island after his plane crashes in the South Pacific. He attempts to survive on the island using remnants of his plane’s cargo.  His wife, played by Helen Hunt, is certain he Read More