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  1. Get Organized – Take a few minutes to get yourself/family organized. Establish a schedule or a routine that becomes normal.
  2. Embrace the Change – Dwelling on what you may be leaving behind never helps. Focus on creating a positive experience from this point forward.
  3. Take One Day at a Time – Set small, obtainable goals for yourself.
  4. Think Positively – Cultivate a positive outlook so you can see the new opportunities your transition offers. 5. Live in the Now – Most anxiety and worry is based on the future. Stay in the present of what is happening now and what youcan control.

Hope these are helpful!

Domestic Violence, the NFL and our Community

Everyone has an opinion about what happened and who is responsible in the recent incident involving Ray Rice and his then fiancé Janay Palmer. The details of the case continue to be investigated.  What is known is that Domestic Violence is a problem effecting men, women, and children:  

  • 1 in 4 women will experience domestic violence during her lifetime.
  • Every year more than 3 million children witness domestic violence in their homes.
  • 1 in 10 men in the U.S. have experienced rape, physical violence and/or stalking by a partner.

If you are a victim, reach our for support.  If you struggle with your controlling your anger, reach out for help.  These words were sent to me by a client, and I thought they were significant enough to share with all of you.


                                         WE NEED TO TEACH OUR DAUGHTERS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN

                                                                  A MAN WHO FLATTERS HER

                                                         AND A MAN WHO COMPLIMENTS HER.

                                                         A MAN WHO SPENDS MONEY ON HER

                                                            AND A MAN WHO INVESTS IN HER.

                                                       A MAN WHO VIEWS HER AS PROPERTY

                                                     AND A MAN WHO VIEWS HER PROPERLY.

                                                            A MAN WHO LUSTS AFTER HER

                                                             AND A MAN WHO LOVES HER.

                                                                   A MAN WHO BELIEVES

                                                             HE IS GOD'S GIFT TO WOMEN

                                                            AND A MAN WHO REMEMBERS

                                                      A WOMAN WAS GOD'S GIFT TO MAN

                                       AND THEN TEACH OUR SONS TO BE THAT KIND OF MAN.​                    


Transitions – Movement, passage, or change from one position, state, stage, subject, or concept to another. 

We all can undoubtedly count on changes or transitions in our lives. This time of year many of us are experiencing transitions from summer to fall,vacation to work, no school to school, college, or maybe entering the workforce for the first time.  Some of these transitions are positive:  a marriage,birth of a child, graduation, and some transitions are negative: a break-up,death, loss of job. Adapting to change is key in leading a more fulfilling life.  Below are five of my favorite coping strategies for transition. 

Tammy J Brooks MA, LSW

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