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Rev. Connie L. Habash, MA, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

May 08

Just Begin

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steps_conniehabash_counseling_psychotherapy_spirituality_meditationI like to walk on the treadmill at the gym, since I don’t have a nice hilly area right out the door to walk. When I say “like”, however, that may not be the most accurate description.

For the first several minutes, I constantly look at the time – how much longer? It feels like a lot of effort, my legs feel stiff, my muscles cold and complaining. I question whether I can really do this today. I don’t feel like going up those hills, or walking so fast, or expending the effort. It seems daunting, and I am tempted to stop.
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May 02

May Day Motivation!

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P1050707I’m writing this on the first day of May. It snuck up on me like a squirrel trying to steal the strawberries out of our garden. Before I knew it, he scampered away with a ripe red berry, and I was just as surprised when May arrived.

This mid-spring moment gives us pause to consider what is growing in our lives. This lively season is in full bloom – have we allowed something to bloom within us? Are you tending to those seeds that you planted, the goals and aspirations that gestated over the winter? Continue Reading »

Apr 17

New Perspective

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P1050804I remember back in college my Sociology teacher gave us an interesting assignment. For the next week, he told us, we needed to drive to and from our home by different routes each day. We were then to reflect on how the experience affected us.

Recently, I revisited this practice at my office, when my husband had taken my car for the day. This forced me to walk to lunch, rather than driving to one of my favorite spots.

Walking down a street that I usually drive down was a very different experience. Waiting at the crosswalk, ambling over to the other side of the street, and strolling along the roses growing next to the sidewalk was refreshing. It slowed me down and allowed me to actually see and appreciate what was around me. Continue Reading »

Apr 09

Are You Sick And Tired Of It?

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sickandtired_conniehabash_counseling_psychotherapy_spirituality_yogaIt’s part 2 of my Not-So Patient Patient story. Yeah, believe it or not.

Now I’m going on 8 weeks of having some sort of bug – I would seem to be almost over one ailment, and then I’d catch something else.

I believe that I’m just about over this cycle. But the journey has deepened, in unexpected ways.

My new-found patience led me to explore my internal attitudes. What thought was I holding onto in my consciousness? What could be behind this perpetuated illness? Continue Reading »

Apr 08

The Not-So Patient Patient

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patient_conniehabash_counseling_psychotherapy_yoga_spiritualityIt’s been 4 weeks now that I’ve been dealing with this. The first two weeks were a sinus infection; the last two have been an ear infection. Everyday, I wake up and wonder when my ears will feel normal again, and when I’ll hear clearly out of my left ear.

Sometimes when things aren’t going as I expect, I start to get a little panicky. When will it be healed? Is it OK? Is there something wrong? Should I be concerned that it hasn’t healed yet? I’m not the most patient patient.

We all want to be in control. We want to KNOW what is happening, and how long. But as I have learned lately (again), we can’t always know. Sometimes, we just have to be patient.
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