Category Archives: Transformation

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 stu­dents and teach­ers … 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 group looked at … 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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The pain of alcoholism — Part 1

In my work as a coun­selor, some­times I see and hear “themes” for the week; com­mon threads woven through the tapes­try of sto­ries I’m hear­ing. Although I am a gen­er­al­ist and work with many types of men­tal health issues, this … Con­tinue read­ing

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