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The Counseling Connoisseur: Compassion and self-care during flu season

By Cheryl Fisher February 16, 2018

“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” ― Audre Lorde   The familiar buzz from my bedside wakes me. Squinting, I pick up my cell phone, and I see that a client is notifying me of her current malady. She describes, in detail, her symptoms…continue reading

Fried chicken, watermelon, addiction and Appalachia

By Gerard Grigsby February 8, 2018

Hearing jokes about watermelon and grape Kool-Aid. Hearing someone talk about their “half-colored” nephew’s “nappy” hair. Being called “boy.” This is what I experienced over the year that I led an addictions process group in rural Appalachia. After working in the area for almost four years, I had grown accustomed to hearing these types of…continue reading

Nonprofit News: Dostadning (death cleaning) your program and home can bring new life and promote growth

By “Doc Warren” Corson III February 2, 2018

The longer you‘ve been in a space, the more time you’ve had to collect things. Some of these things allow you to work more creatively and effectively or simply make your space more appealing to the eye. But sometimes your collection can lead to clutter that causes you to lose efficiency and can stunt the…continue reading