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Happy Holidays? Surviving and Even Thriving in the Dark Times

The winter holidays come in the midst of ever darkening days when long afternoon shadows and cold winds seem to whip up feelings and memories along with the shaggy leaves. The weather and the short, dark days reflect for many of us a season not of joy and celebration, but instead, a time filled with [...]

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Do You Really Need Drugs to Treat Depression?

    For the past 30 years whenever someone seems depressed, the answer has been an antidepressant.  Most people get this prescription from their doctor after a 15 minute assessment.  But is that really the best approach?  Antidepressants often have unwanted side effects, are expensive and may even contribute to a life-long cycle of depression. [...]

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Finding a Meaningful Life

“The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others.” Mahatma Gandi I am always looking, along with my clients, for the choices that bring greater meaning and peace to life. Together we wrestle with the questions, “How can my life be meaningful?” And, “How can I balance freedom and [...]

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    Lois Schlegel

    Lois Schlegel, MFA, MS, mental health therapist at Life in Bloom Counseling in Medford and Ashland, has 20 years of experience providing services to individuals and families. She has taught parent education and life skills classes to adults and ... Full Profile
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