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REVIVE: The WC Wellness Blog

Welcome to REVIVE, Westminster Center’s Wellness Blog!
We are pleased to invite you into this refreshing pool of wisdom from our seasoned therapists and special guests.  Here you will find regular offerings of information and encouragement prepared for your enrichment, as you journey into wellness. 

Your Cheerleader Needs a Pep Talk

Your Cheerleader Needs a Pep Talk

Your Cheerleader Needs a Pep Talk We all know them.  Those people who seem ever cheerful, full of encouragement and good advice.  They seem to have this superhuman ability to stay buoyant when we face a storm.  They lift our spirits and call out the best in us.  We may even, […]

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Before You Blow Your Top…

Before You Blow Your Top...

Before You Blow Your Top… Very often when someone triggers our anger, there is a strong impulse for us to say something hurtful or spiteful in return. This is practically a reflex action.  And, if we give into it, we are acting on automatic pilot — a […]

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Making It Worse (and How Not To)

Making It Worse (and How Not To)

Making It Worse (and how not to) You can barely make out the hysterical voice of your friend at the other end of the line.  Something terrible has happened.  They are in shock, hurting and trying to make sense of a tragedy that has just rocked their […]

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Finding Our “No”

Finding Our "No"

Finding Our “No” Exhausted because you spread yourself too thin again? Feeling overwhelmed with too much on your plate? Well, you’re not alone. Many of us are driven to help others, to be more, and do more. Whether it’s external pressure stretching us too far or our own […]

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Why I’m Going To Be a Morning Person

Why I'm Going To Be a Morning Person

Why I’m Going To Be a Morning Person I have always been a night owl.  Dinner with good friends, catching up on my favorite TV shows, evening walks under the moonlight and stars, hot chocolate and a good book,  ice cream in my jammies — there’s always been […]

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Puppies Don’t Lie

Puppies Don’t Lie This week, I’m reflecting on some wise words from a newly released book about living from our truest identity.  Here’s a nice, juicy bit to chew on: “I am trying to get some work done but I am dog sitting a nine-week-old puppy. I am, shall […]

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What’s Going On Under There?

What’s Going On Under There? I couldn’t believe my eyes, as I watched from my window.  My hometown was being hit by a monstrous tropical storm — something our rain-starved city hadn’t seen in years.  The next day, I looked around to see countless broken branches and uprooted trees […]

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Helping Those Who Struggle to Help Themselves…

Helping Those Who Struggle to Help Themselves… Looking through my Facebook newsfeed that morning, the last thing I expected was to see a headline announcing that our beloved Captain (and Nanny, Alien, Genie, Pan) was gone forever. My heart sank as I hurriedly clicked on the post […]

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Crossing the Line

Crossing the Line All we have to do is look at the skin on our bodies to recognize that boundaries are a good thing.  The boundary of our skin tells me where I end and you begin.  Relational boundaries are just as important.  They remind us that we are responsible […]

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Hold Your Horses!

Hold Your Horses! I have yet to meet someone who is happy all the time.  Everyone has ups and downs, good days and bad days.  But, a bad day is often made worse by doing something rash, saying things we wish we could take back, or trying to make important decisions (Should […]

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