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Fridays with Foster

Anxiety

By: Foster GrantYEP! This is what my anxiety looks like! SHREDDING STUFF UP! When I am left alone or my...
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Suicide Prevention Month

By: Natashia Slack-Trusclair, MA, LPC We all have ups and downs, highs and lows. I believe we are all coping...
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Loneliness

By: Barbara Courville, MBA, LPC-S "I’m So Lonely I Could Cry” by Hank Williams is a song that a lot...
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Constituents, Comrades, and Confidants

By: John Randall Supervised by: Barbara Courville, MBA, LPC-S Many years ago there was a group of Illinois Army National...
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Anger

By: Foster Grant Even though my title is “Therapy Dog” and the expectation is that I comfort and care for...
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Self-Care

By: Tiara Little, M Ed, LPC-A Supervised by: Barbara Courville, MBA, LPC-S Self-care is a hot topic, one that is...
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Friendship

By: Foster Grant My humans don’t know it – but I love my pup friends A LOT! They really understand...
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Accepting Love

By: Foster Grant I am not sure why humans find it so hard to give and accept love from others. ...
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Mental Health Month Mental Health Tips

Flight

By: John Randall Supervised by: Barbara Courville, MBA, LPC-S I was on a deployment for training at Elmendorf Air Force...
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Mental Health Month Mental Health Tips

A Culture of JOY

By: Sonja Hebert, M.Ed., LPC What does JOY mean to you? What do you picture when you hear (read) that...
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Yes You MAY – Take Time for Mental Wellness

By: Robin McCutcheon, MEd Mother May I?  Yes, you MAY!!! Yes ~ you may ~ you must take care of...
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Rest

By: Foster Grant Do you have any idea how much sleep you are supposed to get every night? Dogs need...
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Mental Health Month Mental Health Tips

Mindfulness: Practice Leads to Transformation Not Perfection

By: Cecil Stimits Jr., MS, LPC Samaritan providers focus on treating the mind, body, and spirit. In thinking in terms...
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The Power of Positive Self-Talk

By: Drew Lynch Supervised by: Natashia Slack, MA, LPC   Everyone does it. It sounds something like this – “I...
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Self-Care

By: Foster Grant Did you know that sometimes saying “No” is taking care of yourself? I hear “No” sometimes –...
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Feeling Grateful

By: Foster Grant Gratitude looks different for each person. It comes in the form of a smile, time with those...
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Mental Health Tips

Creativity

By: John Randall Supervised by: Barbara Courville, MBA, LPC-S Brene Brown says, “Unused creativity is not benign. It metastasizes. It...
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Do you Hear, See, Feel Joy?

By: Robin McCutcheon, MEd The past few months I have been taking our Therapy Dog Foster to a local park....
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Mental Health Month

Take One Step Towards Healing

By: Robin McCutcheon, MEd I don’t want to go, This headache just won’t go away, I am tired of all of it, Are you kidding me?, My stomach hurts,  Leave me alone, I...
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Advice I Wish I Had & Things I Wish I’d Known

By: Hope Guidry, B.A. - If you are constantly comparing your life to others, you will never be happy. Comparison...
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