Nancy Adler-Jones, MSW

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Guilt vs. Shame

(Most) Guilt and shame are feelings that undermine our sense of well-being.  This article and graphic explains the difference and gives us strategies to cope.

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Sun, June 18 2017 » Other » Comments Off on Guilt vs. Shame

Finding the Right Therapist

Finding the right therapist can be a daunting task.  Should you ask your best friend, your physician, your insurance company?  There are many types of therapies and many therapist personalities.  It can take some trial and error to find the one that’s right for you.  This Wall Street Journal article can help with your search.

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Tue, December 25 2012 » Other, Weight Loss, Nuitrition » Comments Off on Finding the Right Therapist

What to Say to Someone Who’s Sick

Do you ever feel awkward around someone who’s sick?  You want to be supportive, but you avoid contact because you don’t know what to say or do?  This Seattle Times Article is really helpful.  The author, a cancer survivor,  gives many suggestions about etiquette that is authentic and useful.  I appreciated his insight into the […]

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Mon, August 1 2011 » Other » Comments Off on What to Say to Someone Who’s Sick

“I Can’t Think!”

I have an ambivalent relationship with my new IPhone.  I love that I can access information anywhere, anytime.  However, I don’t like the addictive quality of the attention I am drawn to pay to it.  Bells and whistles calling my attention:  a new free app?  a new email?  This Newsweek article explains how our decision […]

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Sat, June 4 2011 » Other » Comments Off on “I Can’t Think!”

Travel for Singles

I have encountered many single clients who would like to travel, but are concerned about traveling alone.  This AARP article tells of resources to find travel companions, as well as strategies for getting single rooms at double room prices.

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Sun, January 2 2011 » Other » Comments Off on Travel for Singles

Understanding of Self-Blame

I’ve been curious about the phenomenon of blaming ourselves for events that are completely out of our control. I was surprised to find an eloquent answer when reading SJ Rozan”s book “The Shanghai Moon“. “Bill shifted on his perch, about to break in and give me a hard time for giving myself a hard time, […]

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Mon, May 31 2010 » Other, Weight Loss, Nuitrition » Comments Off on Understanding of Self-Blame

Do Affirmations Work?

I’ve wondered why, despite the popularity of affirmations, they make many people worse.  Read about this interesting phenomenon here.

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Fri, January 1 2010 » Other, Weight Loss, Nuitrition » Comments Off on Do Affirmations Work?

Tamoxifen and anti-depressants

Some anti-depressants decrease the effectiveness of the anti-cancer drug tamoxifen. Click here to learn more

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Sat, August 29 2009 » Other » Comments Off on Tamoxifen and anti-depressants

Snohomish County Resources

Do you ever want to call the fire or police departments without dialing 911 because the situation is not an emergency?  Here is a list of phone numbers for local police and fire departments, as well as for common medical resources and hotlines.

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Sun, January 4 2009 » Other » Comments Off on Snohomish County Resources