Grief and Loss

Grief and loss are a normal part of living life. We all go through many losses over our lifespan. Our culture does not support our grief expression or our mourning of our deep losses. That is one reason why I started our Grief Group at Star over 15 years ago. It was really important to […]

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Addictions, Kenny Ball, STAR Facilitator

I know a little about addiction, or, more precisely, some precursors to addiction. I’ve never been an addict, but I did come close. There was a time in my life that I used a particular drug off and on. I loved how it made me feel. I would just lay there and breathe, and feel […]

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Habits of Thought by Susan Highsmith, PhD

Most of us think of an addiction as substance abuse, a dependency on alcohol or drugs. We think adddictions are something we don’t have to worry about because other people have those cravings, obsessions, and compulsions. Yet most of us are having challenges in our lives, due to our addiction to our own thoughts. Our […]

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