SYM Blog Archives: October 2014

Carolyn Phelps, Ph.D

No Fear

October 27, 2014

One of my best skating buddies had the phrase “No Fear” shellacked onto the bottom of her right skate – the skate she lands jumps on. And that’s how she jumps – without fear. During her competitive heyday she had some of the best jumps in the world. Not just Duluth or even Minnesota – [...]

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Carolyn Phelps, Ph.D

The Perfect Mother

October 21, 2014

I did a search on Amazon using “Perfect Mother” and aside from a novel that looked like great Halloween reading if you’re into the “Mommy Dearest” genre; the list generated my personal favorite “The Real Mother Goose.” You remember? The nursery rhyme lady, uh goose. So I was glad not to get a list of [...]

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Carolyn Phelps, Ph.D

Preventing Suicide

October 13, 2014

Finally! We got permission from Suicide Prevention experts – to use the P-word:  PREVENTION! And from a suicide loss survivor we were given permission to use the word PREVENTION without guilt. Most suicides are preventable and prevented: that is the message. That doesn’t mean that we should be satisfied with “most.” Ask any suicide loss [...]

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Carolyn Phelps, Ph.D

“Doing Therapy”

October 3, 2014

Here are some things I know about therapy. Partnering with a client as they transform their life is a gift and an honor and maybe the best job in the universe. People come to see a therapist for many different reasons. Only one of which is to get help. Be the person who comes to [...]

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