Tracy L. Morris

compassion. conversation. clarity.

Category: Finding Community

Looking for Signs of Growth

Have you ever heard me remark about “bringing hindsight forward”? I know it’s not quite Spring yet, but I’m already taking time to reflect on future growth. How might any of these happenings interact with your world? Another Day, Another Office As promised, I’m now in the Houston office 3 days each week — Sundays,…

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Family Values & The Difference Between Politics and Humanity

Therapists are trained and advised to steer clear of open political discussion for many reasons. However, the current situation in the United States — of children being separated from their families and held in detention centers — is one that warrants comment from all people. Regarding the possibility of media spin: I have heard from…

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New Year, Happy or Not

This essay was originally published on a blog of mine from a few years ago, when I was taking something of a geographical sabbatical and had moved to a place very different from my hometown of Houston. You may have noticed that it’s standard protocol for helping professionals to avoid sharing much of their personal…

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When “Happy Holidays!” Doesn’t Ring True

Lots of people feel left out at this time of year, for lots of reasonable reasons. Harsh memories of the past can be haunting.             Disappointments about the present can feel insurmountable. The idea of a New Time approaching, full of hope and possibility, can seem quite Pollyanna-ish and naively unrealistic….

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