Tracy L. Morris

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Category: Holidays

Parents & Emotions: Keep a lid on it, or let it out?

Raising young humans is always, without a doubt, an emotionally challenging job. It’s been my experience that most parents hope to do at least a few things differently than they recall from their own childhood. When you add to those normal challenges a parent’s strong desire to be better at the job, the pressure can…

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Meditation for Regular People

I’m excited to finally be offering meditation classes. But wait, I hear “What do you mean by ‘regular people’??” I’ve often recommended meditation to clients. And many have let me know that they think meditation might be just great — for someone else. The thought most often expressed: “I can’t make my mind be quiet.”…

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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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