Author Archives: Dr. Jenni

mother and child

Most of us, whether we are sons, daughters or mothers have experienced the indescribable bond between mother and child. From the moment we are born, the union between mother and child is severed – the umbilical cord is cut and … Continue reading

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Fear or Faith

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. “ Albert Einstein When seeing clients, I used to always refer to the Einstein’s … Continue reading

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Prayers for Japan

As the devastating news and images of the earthquake, tsunami and now nuclear threat circulate the globe, raising panic and fear throughout the world, I think about the important messages contained in my novel, The Gossamer Thread. In the following … Continue reading

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all the things I didn’t say

all the things she didn’t say today melted away into nothingness she was going to whisper, I love you! she missed talking to him with no distractions her candle burning bright but the wind changed its course and the flame … Continue reading

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the butterfly and the spiderweb

Many years ago I worked at a Christian treatment center for addictions with clients ranging from physicians and judges to homeless men and women, all who were psychologically dependent on alcohol, cocaine, heroin, sex, gambling, eating, the internet, working, etc. … Continue reading

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all paths lead back to a mid-point

Recently on NPR there was an interesting story about how human beings, when blindfolded are never able to walk in a straight line.  Oftentimes they’ll walk around in circles without even realizing it. The reasons for this phenomenon remain a … Continue reading

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unus mundus

Yesterday on my way home from driving my son to Sunday school, I was thinking about the character Feather in my novel The Gossamer Thread. As I turned the corner and pulled onto my street I saw the above image … Continue reading

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fitty/fitty

I’ll never forget a couple that I saw years ago who came into my office stating plainly that they were getting a divorce. They had selected me as the future therapist for their seven year old little girl (who I’ll … Continue reading

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“beautiful things are transitory and fine times never last long”…

Like the Herman Hesse quote above suggests, everything one witnesses, touches, creates or takes part in…is only…temporary. The intricate pattern on a luscious leaf has a short life span before its edges harden, it turns colors and it falls to … Continue reading

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it’s the barks that one day we will miss most…

Wherever I go, she goes — her golden eyes tracking mine with supreme adoration and never-ending worship. Her name is Talula. Weighing in at ninety pounds, she curls her body into a tightly wound ball, sleeping between my husband and … Continue reading

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