Tag Archives: mental-health

“The Lock and the Key” By Troy Love, LCSW, PHR


The other day I was trying to explain to a client what happens with addiction.  I came up with an analogy that I wanted to flesh out a bit more. Imagine that there was a box with a key hole.  … Continue reading

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“The Four-Part I-Feel Statement” by Denise F. Quirk, LifeSTAR of Northern Nevada


LifeSTAR has long been a proponent of identifying, clarifying, expressing and containing emotional expression appropriately.  As a therapist using “feeling statement” formulas for couples for many years, I have noticed that clients need help understanding how to use a feeling … Continue reading

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“A New Years Resolution Reality Check” by Geoff Steurer, MS, LMFT, Executive Director – LifeSTAR of St. George, UT


This is the time of year when most of us are going to be on our best behavior. We have a new calendar and, therefore, a clean slate to live the kind of life we wanted to live all of … Continue reading

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A Woman’s Plimsoll Line by Floyd Godfrey, LPC, LifeSTAR Mesa, Arizona


The “Plimsoll Line” was invented by Samuel Plimsoll. Sometimes sailors will call it the “waterline.” It is a simple marker on the side of naval ships, indicating the limit to which a ship may be loaded. The Plimsoll line is … Continue reading

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