Author Archives: SGH

About SGH

Counselor, searcher

The Joy (and not-joy) of Relationship

We had a family gathering at my house on Friday evening, since my sister and brother-in-law were visiting from Florida. The thing that stands out in my mind about it is that everyone was so GLAD to see each other. … Continue reading

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Roll with it

This is the time of year that everyone (especially in northern climes like Minnesota, I think) starts to pack in a lot of summertime activities, knowing that fall is about to descend. And, it is prep time for┬ástudents and teachers … Continue reading

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More transitions; so what’s new!

So, I am in the middle of more transitions. Does it ever stop? No, we just get to cruise sometimes. I am not in cruise control right now, but in the midst of some heavy traffic, construction, detours. I need … Continue reading

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Workshop, March 31, 2012

Along the Way: Transformation through difficult times… Relationship, Resilience, Respite, Renewal (the 4 Rs) March 31, 2012 Unity Spiritual Center Sartell, MN Susan Holmen, LICSW, ICADC   Using music, meditation, journaling and sharing, Susan explored the journey of transformation. The … Continue reading

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The pain of alcoholism–Part 2

It is difficult for me to see how accepted alcohol abuse is in our culture. Drinking is pervasive and over-drinking is tolerated. I hear of young women and men who are close to losing their children due to neglect or … Continue reading

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