The Real Deal About Resolutions: 3 Reasons Why Resolutions Fade and Smart Steps to Helping Them Last

by Veronica Vaiti, LCSW-R

Here we are again at this juncture in time – the start of a brand new year. And what this time usually brings with it is the pressure to create a resolution or two or more for how we will be different, better or a more improved version of ourselves in the New Year.  So we may hear or make declarations such as, “I’m done with cigarettes…I will go to the gym every day before work…I promise not to be so judgmental…I will volunteer at the … Read More

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Terrorism, Trauma, Vulnerability and Resilience – Trying to Make Sense of it All

by Veronica Vaiti, LCSW-R

An inconceivable, horrific violent event happens. We are startled, Paris Attackfrightened and move to band together, rise up to face the wickedness of it all, hearts heavy searching for what we can do whether its hands on support or sending prayers and a vigil from far away. The need for connection and support is inborn and in times of crisis it’s hard to ignore and a necessity for healing.

The attacks in Paris, random stabbings in Israel, shootings in Mali, or insert name of yet another school … Read More