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Monthly Archive November 2012

INFPs (and other Types)–Take Care of Yourself Over the Holidays

Realized yesterday that when I or my job or anybody else schedules up too many things, the "felt feeling" is "I no longer own my own life." I immediately UN-scheduled several things. Christmas season is here, and while there are many great "I" and intimate moments, there can be altogether too many "E" and pointless…
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The Power of Touch, Jin Shin Jyutsu (Acupressure)

by Amy Hautman Bates Touch is magic. When my mom put her palm to my forehead to measure my temperature, when my dad held my hand, even when the priest rubbed ashes on my brow, I felt better instantly. We all know the healing power of touch. Chiropractics, Polarity Therapy, Acupuncture charts, Chakra systems…
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Scared of the Cost of Graduate School? No Need To Be…

The School Loan Debt Story in This Country is NOT YOUR Story.  It is somebody else's story. Remember that. By Dr. James Michael Nolan You need not be scared of the cost of Graduate School. Fear almost invariably leads us to over-value some “information” (“Student loan debt has surpassed credit card debt in this country!”) and…
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Family Art

Materials: Markers, Colored Paper, Scissors, and Glue These days, most presents for family and friends are family creative efforts; Mama and Judah (2 1/2 years old) taking lead. My folks and my brother are all Scorpios, with their birthdays within 2 weeks of each other. This year we made a collage with spontantious scripples, hand…
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Taking Responsibility: Authenticity versus Taking a Position

Taking Responsibility is a Freeing Experience: Shaming & Blaming, Less So... It may be the case that I botch things up less frequently than I once did. Not sure about that. In my current role as President of Southwestern College, I have infinitely more possibilities, it seems, for making decisions, comments, policies and so on…
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The Children’s Museum and the SWC Interns in Maras, Peru…

Southwestern College (Santa Fe) Interns and the Children’s Museum in Maras San Luis Gonzaga primary school goes largely unnoticed to the Western passing by. Its two-story main building serves 111 students and seven teachers. Heat comes from the blaring Andean sun streaming through the windows. Among a class of fifteen students, there might be three…
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Social Media and Informed Consent for Therapists: by Laura Lansrud-Lopez

"Your Informed Consent Form is Out of Date--You Just Don't Know It Yet" --by Laura Lansrud-Lopez A primary responsibility of art therapists and mental health counselors is to protect our client’s rights. We’re tasked with the duty to communicate honestly, clearly, compassionately, and with integrity from the outset about limits to confidentiality, the potential…
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