Category Archives: Self-Acceptance

You Can Cancel Christmas If You Want

With the Thanksgiving holiday complete, we’ve now approached one of the biggest hurdles of the year for some people – the holiday season.  For many people, the season can trigger its share of painful memories.  I’m no different.  The holidays … Continue reading

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Christmas – A Celebration of Grace

The last thing I wanted to think about on the morning of Christmas Eve was death. Yet there I was, driving into the city to run an errand, tears streaming down my face, missing my mom. Resisting the reality that … Continue reading

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Begin Again with the Gift of Resilience

written by L. Chris Cannida, LPC – January 1, 2015 Every soul can have its own Springtime. Everyone can begin again. The dead of winter has set in where I live.  While I appreciate the seasons, the seemingly endless dark clouds, … Continue reading

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My Therapist Called Me a Weed

  published by L. Chris Cannida, MS, LPC – April 6, 2016 April is the Month of the Military Child.  The dandelion is the official flower of military children – representing their resilience in the midst of constant change and … Continue reading

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