4 Strategies for Challenging Negative Self-Talk By Trenna Ahlstrom   You are worthless. No one likes you. You can’t do it. You shouldn’t even try.   Comments that you would not tolerate hearing from other people might be a regular part of the way that you think about yourself. Parents of struggling teens may be…

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Love Yourself First? by Trenna Ahlstrom “Before you can love others, you have to first love yourself.” It’s common advice. You can hear it in TED Talks. You can read it on motivational posters. Maybe you have even heard it coming out of the mouths of well-meaning friends. But is it true? Should you love…

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Swing Ropes Course Coordinators Feature 2 of 3 By Trenna Ahlstrom     The Ropes Course team provides the boys at the Ranch the opportunity to challenge themselves, apply the lessons that they learned in therapy, and have fun. The trained Recreational Therapy professionals responsible for the Ropes Course are Megan Stotts, Jenica Limb, and…

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Answers to Questions about Mindfulness by Trenna Ahlstrom   What is Mindfulness? These days, a lot of people are talking about the benefits of Mindfulness, but what is Mindfulness? Mindfulness means living with an awareness of the present moment, without judging or rejecting the moment. One of the major goals of Mindfulness is to increase…

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