Tracy L. Morris

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Category: Resilience

Home Office with Canine Coworker

My, How Quickly Things Change

For the time being, I will only be seeing clients remotely — that is, by video or phone (your choice). My hours remain the same, and you can still schedule our conversations in the usual ways: by texting/emailing/calling me or my assistant, Darbi, or through the online scheduling calendar. During our sessions, this is where…

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Another Way to Look at Things (When Things Seem So Gloomy)

It’s likely been a rough week for you and those around you. Besides constant streams of news, you’re probably being bombarded with emails from all kinds of companies and organizations letting you know what they are doing to handle this current public health situation. Me, too. I want to offer another window to see through……

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How We’ll Manage with COVID-19

COVID-19 (a new name for the Coronavirus disease 2019) is teaching us some lessons about anxiety and the impact of feeling prepared for possibilities. I’d like to invite you to join me in feeling empowered by taking meaningful actions to “flatten the curve” (as described in this Scientific American blogpost by Zeynep Tufekci) of a…

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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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Alternative, Normal, Possible

It’s time again to look at my book pile. As usual, this won’t be a complicated, dense review — just a quick list of what I’m reading right now. I don’t intentionally read books that have things in common during the same span of time, but I enjoy wondering if there are unintended connections among…

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we've all been there

Squirming Through Courage

Feels like there are weights in the soles of your shoes at every step down the crowded hallway where you recognize every mark on the tile floor because you’ve done this every day for months (years?), staring down at the next tile in your path because you don’t dare look up and see the faces…

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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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science project gone awry

Spirituality, Madness, Children, and Resilience

The title of this blogpost came to me in a flash. Did those 4 separate words bring you here, too, out of curiosity? No plans for a high-level, complicated essay on the concepts — spirituality, madness, children, resilience. Just a quick list of the books currently on my reading shelf, all of which I’ve recommended…

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