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Rustic Cuff Fundraiser

Looking for a great  gift for friends and family? How about giving a Rustic Cuff benefiting mental health and substance abuse services for adults, children and families? $10 of every bracelet sold benefits Counseling & Recovery Services of Oklahoma’s mental health and substance abuse programs for adults, children and families. The bracelet,  is $32 and […]

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Labels lead to discrimination

Labeling helps identify things. We immediately know the difference between a grocery store and a hospital because of labels. Labeling social, ethnic and political groups eliminates human connection and understanding. This leads to judgment, discrimination and violent communication. Some people have trouble understanding how communication can be violent. The late Marshall Rosenberg, PhD, created excellent definitions […]

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Change takes more than resolutions

Life does not get better by chance. It gets better by change. Jim Rohn Every new year, we think and talk about change, but change requires much more than resolutions to succeed. The book “Get a Life That Doesn’t Suck” states we must close the gap between the life we want and the life we have […]

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CALM Center gift

Joy in the Cause donated several dozen backpacks filled with Mavis dogs, t-shirts, toiletries, flashlights, and more to children who come to the CALM Center in an emotional, behavioral or substance abuse crisis. “Many children arrive without toiletries or extra clothing so these gifts are especially important,” said CALM Center Director Matthew Crum. “This meets a […]

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Labor Day: Work-Life Balance

Parades and speeches filled many community’s streets beginning on Sept. 5, 1882 in New York City, the first Labor Day celebration. Workers used the holiday as a platform to talk about their needs. Today’s workers face different pressures and needs than those when Labor Day became a national holiday in 1894.  Many industries have decreased […]

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Back-to-School emotions

It’s August! Time for most children to go back to school.  Some children transition easily and happily to school while others struggle.  Most adults become anxious when we start something new. So, it’s no surprise that children are anxious about a new school year, new teachers, new classmates and — worst of all for some — […]

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Storm trauma

The impact of recent storms will affect our area for some time. Many area residents are still cleaning up and repairing damage. Oklahomans are often victims of severe weather that creates damage, injury and emotional trauma. It’s important to process your emotions and create a plan to move forward when these events occur. Counseling & […]

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Managing fear

Our hearts and thoughts go out to everyone affected by the tragedies in Dallas, Baton Rouge, St. Paul, Seattle, Oakland, and Orlando. ‘The only thing we have to fear is fear itself—nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.’ Franklin Delano Roosevelt Roosevelt’s famous quote is applicable today because fear […]

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Tips to find happiness

Do you want increased happiness during the long, hot days of summer? Here is a sure-fire list of 10 easy things to do: Exercise – do something you enjoy like biking, swimming or walking in a park. Get enough rest. Take your vacation time. Hang out and visit with friends and family. Watch your favorite funny […]

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Declaring independence

As we near our national celebration of independence on July 4th, it is a great time to declare independence from fear, emotional pain and loss that keep us from growth and change. Every person’s trauma is different, but the results of untreated trauma are universal — lack of independence from the past and its pain. […]

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